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Sister Ephrance Nuwamanya and the Bushenyi Alliance for Rural Health and Development (or BARHD)

By Rich Fisher


Tulsa, Oklahoma – Today on StudioTulsa, we learn about the Bushenyi Alliance for Rural Health and Development (or BARHD), which is an Oklahoma-based, non-faith-based NGO that works to aid the million or so African people living in the rural province of Bushenyi, in southwestern Uganda. Today, Uganda has one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa --- yet it remains among the most impoverished nations on the continent. And due the widespread ravages of malaria and AIDS, the median age in Uganda is just below fifteen. Our guests on today's show are Sister Ephrance Nuwamanya, who works as a nurse and administrator for BARHD (while serving as a coordinator for a related organization known as BIRD, or Bushenyi Integrated Rural Development), and Jo Ann Parsons of Tulsa, who is the Orphan Program Coordinator for BARHD. (You can learn more at www.barhd.org.) Also: Sister Ephrance will be speaking tonight (Wednesday the 4th) at the Garnett Church of Christ in Tulsa, which is at 12000 E. 31st Street. (For details, call 918.663.3000.)