Think Humanity Health Center Kyangwali
Think Humanity is dedicated to provide healthcare services to refugees and underdeveloped villages in Uganda. Our services include education and provisions for healthcare.
Uganda’s health care performance is ranked as one of the worst in the world by the World Health Organization (WHO). Uganda is ranked 186th out of 191 nations.
Nowhere are health care shortages more evident than in Africa. According to the WHO report, sub-Saharan has 24 percent of the global disease burden but only three percent of the health care workforce worldwide and one percent of the global health expenditure. Doctors and nurses generally stay in urban areas where pay and living conditions are better.
One solution to this health care crisis is to provide health care to poor rural communities and to refugees living in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Camp.
The Think Humanity Health Centre Kyangwali opened in May 2012 by Think Humanity Global Director, Nsabimana Emmanuel. We previously had a health center in Hoima, but the patients we were treating were mainly from Kyangwali Refugee Camp. It was more practical to move the Health Centre closer to the people who needed it the most. The Health Centre is located 7 km outside of Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Camp.
Services available at the Kyangwali Centre are as follows:
- General health care services
- Antenatal/maternity services (birthing kits)
- Lab services
- HIV counseling and testing
- Minor surgical procedures
- Women’s Health Days
The majority of the patients are treated for malaria, typhoid, brucellosis, urinary tract infections (UTIs), respiratory infections, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and diarreal diseases.
Bed nets, birthing kits, reading glasses and vitamins are a few of the free items given during outreach programs. Think Humanity also provides 100 ultrasounds to refugee women each month.
In 2018-2019 we served 18,600 patients.
Thank you to our donors:
- Birthing Kit Foundation Australia for providing birthing kits
- Fort Collins Zonta Club for providing birthing kits
- Vitamin Angels
- Project C.U.R.E. for medical supplies
Rotary International, Boulder Valley and host Rotary Bweyogerero-NambooleUganda for more than two years of work on the grant for the Think Humanity Clinic. This grant provided the clinic with solar lighting, a back-up generator, beds, laptops, etc. There were many Rotary Clubs who donated towards this grant.
Interesting Think Humanity articles on birthing kits:
CIA: World Factbook (Uganda)