This project provides healthcare to the most hard to reach and vulnerable women in our community, including cervical cancer screening and treatment, antenatal and postnatal care, safe delivery, ultrasound scans, family planning services, nutrition, and HIV testing and counseling. We conduct outreaches into remote villages and provide care in our state of the art clinic.
Poor women in hard to reach areas of Uganda are often forgotten by the healthcare system. High maternal mortality, poor nutrition, high rates of advanced stage cervical cancer and HIV, and a fertility rate that is among the highest in the world are challenges that we are addressing with our health programming.
We run a high quality health centre, providing services to those who would otherwise access substandard care or forgo it altogether. We continue to expand our maternal and child health offerings, this year launching a program for treating pre-cancerous cervical lesions (the only such program in our district) and starting a project that offers traditional birth attendants incentives for referring pregnant women to our clinic for antenatal care.
Our health work is changing the way women access healthcare in the communities we serve. We are leading the shift to a more holistic and preventative approach to health. For example, cervical cancer is the leading cause of death of all cancer that affect women in Uganda. We routinely screen for cervical cancer in remote villages and now have obtained a device that allows us to treat lesions in the field. Thus, many more vulnerable women will get this life-saving treatment.