Subject: Global Giving Report from RRHS –Uganda-East Africa. Rwenzori Rural Health Services (RRHS) appreciates global giving for supporting the community clinic in Rukoki Sub County, Kasese- Uganda East Africa. Below is an update of the impact that has been created in the period starting 13th May 2016, to 12th August 2016; through your support; where the lives of 7276 people have continued to be touched.
Impact realized between 13th May 2016 to 12th August 2016
Women that came for daily antenatal services 95
Deliveries performed 7
Out patient 162
Approximate Percentage of persons not willing to deliver in a Health facility.
Income realized from Clinic, user fees, in three months. 2,053,200/=
Income raised by the village bank and in circulation. 2,150,000/=
The village bank helps members to solve immediate pressing needs, occurring any time.
Community members have continued to plan for the clinic where they agree to continue paying subsidized costs for the services they get at the clinic. The user fees paid is used for restocking of drugs and paying off monthly allowances for the Nurses. Although it is not always enough.
I am happy to report that in this period, we created partnership with Vitamin Angels Organization - and supplied freely Vitamin A Supplement and dewormers to 257 children less than five years; Cared for 39 in patients that were brought in while severely sick and 162 out patients.
During this period again, the international operations manager; (FCDE) visited our Clinic project to discuss progress and took a short video clip to share with other intending partners. We have received a massage from foundation For community development and empowerment, Kasese –Office announcing the approval of funds to help us equip a medical laboratory test centre at RRHS Clinic for which are extremely pleased.
Despite the successful running of the clinic, we’re still seeking funding for Reasons,
Facilitate Nurses during Outreach services in difficult to reach areas; taking Health services and medication. ( Such as Kisondo Village)
Lack of enough Drugs/ Stock
Limited Financial resources.
The user fees patients pay on Discharge is not enough to maintain routine purchase of drugs and payment of Nurse allowances.
To find a means of covering up the allowances of one Nurse for at least (12) months.
There is need to be supported to pay off allowances of one Nurse for at least 12 Months.
Constructing a latrine at the Clinic for excreta disposal. For reducing transmission of diseases. The current pit latrine is in a sorry state.
Once the above activities are successfully done, 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.
RRHS and FCDE staff. (Stories below)
I personally thank the lord for leading the Director Mr. Charles RRHS to our community, we look at Charles as a savior, because he initiated a clinic, linked FCDE, and Global giving to this community to mention a few. We are indeed very pleased. On 20 July 2016 at my home, I survived death after taking plenty of alcohol. I was brought at RRHS for treatment while in a critical condition. A few hours while at RRHS Clinic, I recovered and said “I was dying this clinic has come to safe our lives.” Said by Masereka Jocknus
I thank the management RRHS for starting the clinic in our area. My daughter has been admitted to this clinic three times since November 2014. Because the clinic is near my home, I find it very easy to take care of the sick, and the young ones that are left at home. It continues to be my prayer that this clinic should prosper up to the extent of performing caesarian sections and laboratory services. We are so for great full for the services rendered. Said by: Sarah Kabarwani