Health
 Uganda
Project #5154

Expand health care in war torn Northern Uganda

by ChildVoice International

Summary

CVI will double the Punena Health Centre's hours of service to a group of northern Ugandan communities by constructing a secure compound with housing so staff can live safely at the health centre.
$45,000
total goal
$40,385
remaining
66
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

For over 23 years, there had not been health care in this remote region of northern Uganda due to ongoing rebel activity. In response, CVI opened the Punena Health Centre in 2007. In just over 2 years, our staff of 9 Ugandan health workers have triaged over 30,000 patients, providing primary and emergency health care services! However, because of the lack of security at the centre, our staff will not live there. As a result, we cannot provide people with critically needed night and weekend care.

Solution

By constructing a secure compound and additional staff housing, our health workers will live at the health centre. The health centre will be open longer hours and provide emergency coverage after hours (nights, weekends, and holidays).

Long-Term Impact

With extended hours and emergency coverage, the Punena Health Centre will effectively double the hours they are currently open, ensuring more patients get care, service, and health education when they need it.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.childvoiceintl.org

Organization Information

ChildVoice International

Location: Durham, NH - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.childvoiceintl.org
ChildVoice International
Project Leader:
Conrad Mandsager
Durham, NH United States

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