On November 29, 2016, we started our #accessforall campaign to a) tell the stories of the people we work with and b) connect them to other people who discuss a time when it was important for them to have access to healthcare. Here are some explanations of why we chose this campaign.
Aspire for something big!
Health Access Connect’s mission is to link Ugandans living in remote areas with healthcare resources. Though our work targets specific communities (we can’t be everywhere!), we’re part of a global movement of people and organizations working to make sure everyone in the world has access to health services.
Highlight the voices of the people we work with.
We wanted to highlight the voices and the stories of the people we work with: residents of remote communities. We also wanted to hear from health workers and HAC staff who work on our project. We chose a storytelling style inspired by Humans of New York in which we interview the people we work with and put direct quotes down.
We do work in remote villages in Uganda, but our donors and followers are based in North America, Europe, and Kampala, Uganda. So how do we build understanding and connections with the places where we work? We think the best way is to find common ground in a basic human need: healthcare.
Appreciate our access.
We all know that healthcare is important to our own lives, and we wanted to help people connect to our mission by reflecting on how important it is for us to be able to access healthcare. We’ve heard some great stories so far! And we look forward to more.
That’s it in a nutshell! We hope to expand upon these stories and continue to pursue #accessforall.