Working with the water system provided by RRHS
Hello and thank you to everyone for your continued support of Rwenzori Rural Health Services (RRHS). The construction of the health center began in 2011, and is continuing to make progress. A grant from the Netherlands aided in the construction of the building, while a Belgian donor's funds helped provide water inside the facility. The windows and doors are completed, and four beds are at the center ready for patient use.
While great strides are being made to complete the health center, there is still work that needs to be done. The floor is not yet completed, requiring 50 bags of cement. The goal of the center is to have 9 beds, requiring 5 more frames and mattresses. Lastly, the initial medication for the opening of the center are still needed. The goal of RRHS is to open the health center by December of this year.
The health center is located in the village of Kabughabugha in the Rukoki sub-county of the Kasese district. The area is surrounded by the Rwenzori mountains and lush greenery. The area's rural location makes the creation of a health center essential, as people in the surrounding area have to walk up to 12 miles to receive any type of health services. The completion of the health center will service 5 villages that otherwise would not have access to adequate health care (an estimated 3,500 people will be impacted by the creation of this facility).
While working on construction of the facility, RRHS continues to provide health services with the resources available. RRHS provides immunization days on a monthly basis, where up to 130 mothers are reached. RRHS is also continuing to provide health outreaches to the community on important topics within the community such as HIV/AIDS. As a partner with the Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE), RRHS continues to receive capacity building skills to improve their project management, grant writing, and monitoring and evaluation of projects.
RRHS now has a Facebook page where you can continue to be updated on their progress and show your support.
Community using the main water tank
The clinic - inside
The clinic - outside