The DNU currently has 10 health care centers in the Gulu and Amuru districts. These health centers are run in partnership with MAP International, an NGO that supports the health sector in developing countries. The centers provide basic services such as:
- Diagnostic treatment
- Malaria rapid testing kits
- Prescription and OTC drugs
- Antenatal care
- Mosquito nets
- Education on nutrition, sanitation, malaria prevention, other health issue
The DNU also runs the Malaria Control Program to raise community awareness about malaria and its control measures. The program’s major activities include:
- Sensitization and mobilization of clergy, Mothers’ Union and youth.
- Providing clinics, dramas, music and celebrations to teach about malaria in the community
- Funds to train and hire more qualified staff
- Greater supply of essential medicines
- Infrastructure improvements to most of the health care centers
- Register with UPBM to benefit from the funds that UPBM provides for drugs
- Add an HIV/AIDS program
The health coordinator at the DNU is Christopher Okello.