We need your help relocating the Suubi Medical Center!
We are currently located in the same building as our early education classrooms. Little children practice their alphabet by following the letters painted on the outside walls of the building as sick patients sit and wait their turn inside. The Ugandan government is requiring the urgent move of our facilities to a location off site to prevent the spread of dangerous diseases to our students & staff. This is why we need your help.
► SUUBI MEDICAL CENTER
Ugandan medical personnel currently provide care to around 40 patients each day. We have one of the five doctors in the entire Kayunga District, which has a population of over 400,000 people. Patients under the age of 12 are seen for free while older patients pay a small fee. Currently our medical staff work out of four very small rooms. There is a reception area, a laboratory, an office for the doctor, a pharmacy area & two beds in the back. A Physician’s Assistant, Dr. Emmanuel visits Suubi on Tuesday, and Dr. Jonathan comes on Saturday to care for patients.
► PUBLIC HEALTH TRAINING
Public health professionals educate the community about safe waste management practices, AIDS/HIV education, personal hygiene, and nutrition. This information changes the practices of entire families; where they bury waste, where they get their water, and when they wash their hands.This practical information increases their health so that they can avoid malaria, HIV, typhoid, and other illnesses. Avoiding illness increases quality of life for the whole community.
► CLEAN WATER
We facilitate local community leaders and well builders to develop and maintain clean wells for the community. The severe drought in 2016 has taught the community the importance of deep wells. Most of the common illnesses in Bukeka are caused by dirty water. The families that make the long trip to a clean well suffer fewer illnesses, which increases their ability to work and make an income. The whole community appreciates both the health and economic benefits of clean water.
► MEDICAL CLINICS
Each year, Global Hands of Hope brings together local and international doctors, nurses, dentists, surgeons and pharmacists to serve the larger community through week-long medical clinics. An average of 4,000 people are treated in each of these clinics, bringing much needed critical care to this community. Sick and injured people walk (or are carried) up to 20 miles to have access to a group of doctors and surgeons who have the resources and training to treat a variety of illnesses. If you are a medical professional and would like to bring a team, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.