What we do
Now let’s hear the words of all those whose daily work, commitment and passion make the Lacor Hospital “our” hospital.
Caroline: People know that the Hospital is there to take care of them
“The community knows that for any health problem whatsoever, they can go to the Lacor hospital. People know the Hospital is there to take care of them.
Things are changing. Today it’s no longer just a place where care is given but a major training centre and major employer that contributes to the economy. It is also a learning centre for other skills because our technical department produces very well-made items. Anyone who works there does a great job. Many people also want to get experience here as volunteers because they know that the experience will be recognized outside the hospital.“
Caroline Okello, Personnel Office Manager at the Lacor Hospital
Betty: We have been blessed
“The Lacor Hospital is the best thing that could have happened to us Acoli in northern Uganda. Nowhere else is there another hospital like this.
But this hospital has been a blessing to us because when everyone else was fleeing during the Ebola epidemic, the hospital stood the test. The Lacor Hospital can be the voice of the people of northern Uganda because everyone has great trust in the hospital and those who work here. We are an example for everyone in how to work, how the way things are done here is the right way because it gets results. This is why there are lines of women here who bring their children from far away for care. They trust and strongly believe that they’ll be taken care of here. Everyone believes that if they come to Lacor, it doesn’t matter how sick you are, you’ll get better. This is why we have so many patients.“
Betty Anyiri, Instructor in charge of the nursing school
Massimo: It’s an honour and privilege to work among these African mothers
“I consider it an honour and a privilege to work among these African mothers.
I dare anyone not to be moved or feel proud when a mother says thank you and leaves the department with her recovered child. The mothers I meet every day enable me to understand the meaning of dedication, patience and wisdom. Africa will never die. Life will always prevail over illness, AIDS, malnutrition. Africa’s women have always and naturally known how to preserve life.”
Massimo Serventi, Pediatrician
Maresa: Sharon is 4 years old. Her face is seriously scarred by an ulcerated wound
“Four-year-old Sharon wears a slightly wrinkled, dusty pink dress. She is shy and her face is seriously scarred by an ulcerated wound:
It could be a serious bacterial infection called Noma that is destroying the faces of the children in rural sub-Saharan Africa, and it’s linked to extreme poverty and malnutrition. She is with her father as her mother had to stay home to look after 5 more children. Father is hoping she will get well soon because it costs him about 1 euro per day for food and this is a great deal of money for him. He is a peasant and has to support a large family. He also asks me why we’re putting the medicine in the child’s arm when it is her face that is affected. I feel tenderness toward him and with the help of the various translators I try to explain things to him and reassure him. We are waiting for the results of the tests and the father thanks me. He has understood that everything possible will be done so that his little girl’s face will once again be as beautiful as before…
Maresa Perenchio, volunteer neuro-psychiatrist
Giovanna: I like the simple, straight-forward style
““I like the simple, straight-forwardness, together with the professionalism, earnestness and rigour with which the Foundation undertakes and continues great and important things,
without ever boasting of its successes but building on them to become stronger and to continue toward increasingly greater improvement. I like the serenity and courage with which initiatives are started and moved forward and at times difficult choices made without letting worry get in the way, but in the conscious hope that ultimately this commitment and passion will lead to a good outcome and a beneficial discovery.”