Preventable and treatable diseases present an enormous health burden for communities in the developing world. Diseases that have largely been eradicated in the developed world still have immeasurable impacts on populations living in extreme poverty around the globe. The poor are more vulnerable to illnesses because they usually live in unhygienic conditions, have low-levels of health awareness, and fail to take up preventive measures. Also, LUYODEFO believes that primary healthcare is a basic human right, and recognizes that a healthy population is essential for growth, development, and prosperity in every society. We believe it is only ‘healthy people’ who can break the poverty cycle.
Rwenzori region and Kasese District particularly has for many years been affected by wars, which, being compounded by HIV/AIDS and other detriments are resulting into several children who lack basic care and the basic needs. While there are several children lacking humane care, love and the basic needs, many families are unable to take-upon the new responsibilities of an additional child (be it an orphan or not), because they already lack resources to meet the basic needs of its own family members.