Health Care Access Index of Buvuma Islands, Uganda

Aug 29, 2013

Project Completion

After spending a total of 5 weeks in Uganda, the project team was forced to shift from creating a map of the health care access on Buvuma Islands to a more feasible approach of categorizing different risks and issues that arise within communities on the Buvuma Islands related to health care access.  Much of this was due to the complexity of the situtaion many face in the Buvuma Islands.  However, the new approach that categorized what vulnerabilities effected the islands and where the absence of care existed will have just as significant inportant as the mapped index would have in combating these issues.  This method took a more community focused approach while observing health care access by focusing on what individuals that the main concerns of the area were and also allowed the project team to adjust the health risks for each independent community.  The project was deemed successful in serving as a base for further investigation of the health care system in the Buvumas islands and a success in helping the project members improve their understanding of the rural health care access in Uganda.  

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Tawi Inc.

Arlington, VA, United States

Project Leader

Andrew Krismer

Project Leader
Madison, Wisconsin United States

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Map of Health Care Access Index of Buvuma Islands, Uganda