Apetient cheking her blood presure
Rwenzori Rural Health Services (RRHS) extends its appreciation to global givers for supporting the community clinic here in Kasese- Uganda East Africa. This is an update of the impact that has been created in the period starting 1st November 2015, to 31 January 2016; through your support; where the lives of people have continued to be touched. During this period, we discovered that one more village called kisondo with a population of approximately 3,776 also benefits from our services. This increases the population that we serve to 7276 instead of 3500.
Impact realized between 1st November 2015 to 31 January 2016.
- Women that came for daily antenatal services ..................... 52
- Income raised by the village bank and in circulation ....................,Ug Shs 2,400,000/= USD 685.
Community members continued to plan for the clinic where they agreed to continue paying subsidized costs for the services they get at the clinic. The user fees paid are used for restocking of drugs although it is not always enough.
During this period, I am extremely happy to report that we received a contribution from the RRHS Board members worth Uganda shillings eight hundred thirty thousand one hundred shillings only 830,100/= part of this money, shillings six hundred ten one hundred shillings (610,100) only was used to purchase assorted drugs for common diseases to the clinic in order to serve the community well. And two hundred twenty 220,000/= was used to purchase a wooden board for safe storage of drugs.
In addition to the contribution from the board this quarter, RRHS employed two qualified enrolled compressive nurses to render quality services in this rural community, and to ensure that money/ contributions from the board and from the external community is used very well. The decision of taking up the two new nurses was following a request from our previous Nurse who worked with us in the month of November requesting to be relieved from work having got married and relocated to another place with her husband.
This quarter, we struggled and installed a small wooden signpost at the trading centre in Kisondo a newly discovered Village to create awareness and direct people to the clinic. The Distance from the Clinic to Kisondo Village is approximately (12) Kilometer deep in the rural where health services does not exist.
As a means of sustaining the strategy of paying user fees to the clinic, RRHS has continued to build capacity of the members of the SACCO (village savings Bank) to improve on their legal process, the Village bank is now a member of the District Development Network; the Bank in this quarter, accumulated shillings two million four hundred thousand in circulation, with 47 Members. On 31 January all Sacco members gathered to share their savings in preparation for taking children back after the long Holidays. Total savings shared had accumulated to five million six hundred thousand 5,600,000 as from 10th January 2015.
Despite the successful running of the clinic, we’re still seeking funding to:
Facilitate Nurses for Outreach services in difficult to reach areas; taking Health services and medication.
Painting/ Vanishing the Clinic walls to give a good appearance.
- Constructing a latrine at the Clinic for excreta disposal.
Once the above items are obtained, the clinic will provide quality services as expected by the Uganda Ministry of Health.
Thank you very much again, for supporting RRHS towards achieving its objective of improving rural health services.
We have been spending much money for services that are now being offered freely in RRHS –Clinic. I used to spend thirty thousand shillings per week to monitor my blood pleasure, but now RRHS is offering this for me freely at any time. This has contributed to my health. Because it costs me no money to talk to RRHS Nurse and to know my blood pleasure. It is my wish that RRHS and partners live forever.
Today I have realized that RRHS is not for profit making, but for service giving. I have been admitted for four days at RRHS Clinic, and I thought I would sell part of my assets to pay medical bills. But the nurse told me to pay only thirty thousand as user fees. (30,000) USD 8. Yet I have been receiving total care. If I had money; I would support this facility further.
Apetient being cared for by the facility nurse
members saving in the SACCO