Project #9207

Change A Life Uganda with Healthcare and Education

by Change A Life Uganda
Apr 28, 2014

Migyera Health Center Dental Clinic Needs

Dental chair being constructed
Dental chair being constructed

HIV Care: The St. Francis Health Center provides a number of health care services to the people of Migeyra.  In collaboration with Midlmay of these is HIV testing to identify members of the community who are HIV positive.  Recently 105 clients were tested resulting in 5 who were positive.  The total number of clients who are being treated for HIV at the health center has grown to 303.  Because Migyera town is a "hot spot" for HIV, it is very important to provide care to those who are postive.  If the treatment decreases the viral load to undetectable, they are less likely to transmit the virus to someone else.  Thus, treatment is also prevention. 

Dental Care:  Another important service the health center would like to offer is dental care.  A clinic room has been equipped with a dental chair and tray table both of which were shipped from the US last year.   A dentist is willing to provide services but the health center currently has just one set of adult forceps.  Only extractions can be carried out. There is no equipment to do fillings. 

Below is a list of basic equipment needed at the clinic.  With this equipment children and adults in Migyera can receive the dental care they need.  

If you would like to help CALU bring dental care to the people of Migyera, see the list below. 

Dental Forceps 

Item                                                       Quantity    Unit Cost     Amount UGX       Amount USD$

1.      A set of children’s forceps                   1         350,000          350,000                    140

2.      Universal upper molar forceps            2          38,000             76,000                     30

3.      Right upper molar forceps                   6          30,000           180,000                     72

4.      Left upper molar forceps                     6           35,000           210,000                     85

5.      Elevators                                             7           22,000           154,000                     62

6.      Dental mirrors                                     4           16,000              64,000                     26

7.      Upper root forceps                              4           27,000            108,000                     44

8.      Lower root forceps                              4           27,000            108,000                     44

9.      Lower premolar forceps                      4           30,000            120,000                     48

10.  Upper premolar forceps                        4           30,000            120,000                     48

11.   Central upper incisors forceps             2           28,000              56,000                      23

Total                                                                                              1,546,000                  $622

 Thank you for your continued interest and support.

Lab technician at St. Francis Health Center
Lab technician at St. Francis Health Center

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Change A Life Uganda

Location: Jackson, NJ - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Change A Life Uganda
Project Leader:
Kerry Chandler
Brick, NJ United States

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