It is proposed to set up a 25-bed community Wellness Center with community multipurpose Hall, administrative offices, to offer Medical services for the vulnerable poor in Kabale District western Uganda. The Facility will give maximum support to hard to reach areas covering over three Districts, Kabale, Rubanda, and Rukiga. The Purpose is to offer and to provide access to medical services to vulnerable communities that cannot access services due to mobility and other related problems.
There is a general absence of healthcare facilities in the area. Most hospitals and doctors are located in the more populated areas. The nearest (referral ) hospitals Kabale Hos[ital is over 50 miles are from the area. Access to affordable health care services far exceeds the income of the majority of the population Over 80 percent of the population lives in rural areas, often many hours' walk. Maternal health and infant mortality are major problems.Pregnant Mothers are dying daily.
A community wellness center in KABALE district will provide and ensure affordable access to healthcare services for the poor communities in the surrounding hill districts of Kabale, Rubanda, Rukiga, and the neighboring republic of Rwanda. provide emergency services, treatment of common diseases and injuries, maternal and peri-natal healthcare, ultimately provide support and outreach services to the surrounding area.
The aim is to provide a comprehensive health programmed (preventive, curative, and rehabilitation), aimed at reaching target groups, by improving the access to basic health services. The focus of this programme is to improve access to and affordability for medical and health care services for the vulnerable people who form a large group in the surrounding area), disabled people, women, children, elderly, and other marginalized people, affected by all types of discrimination.