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KRMP Update

KRMP Update

As COVID-19 sweeps through Uganda, our Village Health Teams (VHTs) have had to adapt to new safety guidelines. Finishing out Phase II of the KRMP malaria study, the VHTs are actively serving children who are suffering with malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea. But now,...

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Beacon of Hope Update

Beacon of Hope Update

For many students in the U.S., the pandemic has forced them to engage in online learning for the rest of this school year, and possibly the next. But how is the pandemic affecting our students at Beacon of Hope, many who do not have access to a computer or Wifi,...

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Project Ranger Partnership

Project Ranger Partnership

Earlier this month, Pilgrim Africa entered an amazing partnership with Project Ranger, a consortium of conservation organizations headed by the Great Plains Foundation, in an effort to protect the endangered wild mountain gorillas in Uganda. COVID-19 has threatened...

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Together as brothers and sisters

Together as brothers and sisters

With relationships across tribes, races, countries and continents, Pilgrim Africa stands in solidarity with the fight against the evil of racial injustice, in all of its forms and wherever it is found.  The centuries of systemic racism in America are the antithesis of...

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Uganda in the era of COVID-19

Uganda in the era of COVID-19

With only 58 cases reported so far, the entire nation of Uganda is on lockdown. Transport in any vehicle that is not government-sanctioned (including private cars and motorcycles) is forbidden, and several women in labor lost their lives in the last few weeks because...

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Letter from the Sponsorship Officer

Letter from the Sponsorship Officer

Moses, who's been the Sponsorship Officer since Pilgrim's inception in 2001, knows all too intimately the joys and pains of informing children whether or not they get sponsored to attend school. There are countless children like Racheal here, children who hope and...

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Annex Renovations at Beacon of Hope

Annex Renovations at Beacon of Hope

In Uganda, the number of children in attendance drastically plummets from primary to secondary school. Census data from 2004 indicates that for every ten students in primary schools, only one is enrolled in secondary schools. Pilgrim Africa has assumed a comprehensive...

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Recent National Malaria Upsurge in Uganda

Recent National Malaria Upsurge in Uganda

SEATTLE — Pilgrim Africa was notified by the Ugandan Ministry of Health’s National Malaria Control Program of an upsurge in malaria incidence on August 21, 2019. While the months of June to September are historically high transmission periods, 2019 has seen a higher...

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The Fight to Stay Low!

The Fight to Stay Low!

There has been a huge upsurge in malaria across Uganda in the last month or so, and in the last week the rapid rise in deaths and cases of malaria have made world news. Katakwi is blessed to be at a relatively low level of malaria because of the interventions...

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Field Notes from June Visit to KRMP

Field Notes from June Visit to KRMP

This June, I had the pleasure of traveling to Uganda for the first time with the winners of last year's Pilgrim Africa trip at our annual Jasiri auction. On one of our packed days, we toured the Katakwi Rotary Malaria Project, an innovative project Pilgrim Africa is...

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