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Think Humanity Kyangwali Health Center


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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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 healthcare crisis is to provide healthcare to poor rural communities and to refugees living in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Camp.

The Think Humanity Kyangwali Health Center opened in May 2012 by Nsabimana Emmanuel, Healthcare Director. We previously had a health center in Hoima, but the patients we were treating were mainly from Kyangwali, therefore it was moved closer to the people who needed it the most.

Kyangwali Health Center provides services to refugees in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Camp and people in the villages in Kyangwali sub-county. There are only three Health Centre IIIs (in-out patient) available for approximately 265,000 refugees and nationals in this region. 

Services available at the Kyangwali Center are as follows:

  • General health care services
  • Antenatal/maternity services (birthing kits)
  • Ultrasound
  • 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) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Bed nets, birthing kits, reading glasses and vitamins are a few of the free items given during outreach programs.

Thank you to our donors:

Interesting Think Humanity articles on birthing kits:

  1. USA Today
  2. Huffington Post
  3. Coloradoan

CIA: World Factbook (Uganda)

Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2011

 


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