-THE EMERGENCY in the Karamoja region of' Uganda is not over. but the health and nutrition of the Karamojong people has improved dramatically since the famine there early last summer, according to a London doctor who has returned from the area.
Dr James Scobie. a GP from Barnes, West London, has been in Uganda with his wife Sara since last October. One of three doctors seconded to the Church or Uganda's emergency medical programme in Karamoja. financed by Christina Aid, he was based at a health centre in the
remote is village of
Ile said that the situation in the area had completely changed and centees like Kaabong and near-by Kasile were almost unrecognisable.
"Over the last six months, the health and nutrition level of the Karamojong have improved dramatically. Over and above regular casualty and clinical work, various medical teams have been able to carry out over 70.000 vaccinations — about a quarter of which were done by our own team on behalf of the Church of Uganda,he said.