Healthcare

Healthcare is neither easily accessible nor affordable for many people living in the rural areas of Uganda. As a result, an overwhelming number of Ugandans never receive proper healthcare. People in rural villages face health concerns that diminish their ability to improve their lives whereas the quality of health influences the quality of life for any individual and subsequently impact development for a community.

HIV/AIDS, Malaria, childhood illnesses such as measles, tetanus, parasitic diseases and malnutrition devastate communities. HIV/AIDS in particular has caused immeasurable damage. Large numbers of HIV-related illnesses and deaths from AIDS have had a particular impact on education and agriculture, overburdening community resources.

Beacon of Hope Uganda strives to improve the healthcare conditions of children and adults in these communities through various projects interventions. By running mobile dental and medical clinics alongside health education workshops, financing medical operations and immunization camps for children, we help to improve healthcare conditions in hard to reach areas.

We are always grateful to our development partners, financial supporters and volunteers with their strong support  and commitment, Beacon of Hope Uganda has been a safe haven for families who are not able to afford medical treatment and healthcare services for their children for several years.

HEALTHCARE PROJECTS

GIVE A LIFE PROJECT

Through our Give A Life project, Beacon of Hope Uganda is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda. Medical treatment funding is provided through select local hospitals and healthcare centers and the project is possible with support from our generous donors and supporters.

 

Beacon of Hope Uganda provides critical medical treatment funding to a number of orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda. We envision a world where every child has access to medical care regardless of social status. We dream of a future where all children of Uganda are healthy through comprehensive medical services programs.

 

Without a project like this in Uganda, many women, children and families would not have ready access to quality primary healthcare, complex laboratory services and preventive health services. It is imperative that we continue to provide medical services to this vulnerable population; however, we need your help to continue to make this possible. Your contribution will allow us to continue to provide medical support services to those who are most in need.

HOPE MOBILE CLINICS PROJECT

Beacon of Hope Uganda has set up activities with both small health clinics and large government hospitals across in the communities where we work. Together we arrange Village Health Talks Outreaches (VHTO), Mobile Clinics Camps and so many other healthcare outreach interventions. All our initiatives have one similar goal of improving the provision of healthcare and of preventative health education to underserved populations across Uganda.

 

Our nurse, health counselors, social workers and volunteers conduct rotatation in communities teaching basic health tips and provide medical services to various communities in need. These village workshops usually focus on personal and household hygiene and sanitation- washing hands, cleaning house and compound to remove stagnant water that usually becomes breeding grounds for mosquitoes that transmit malaria, boiling water for drinking, washing hands after using latrines, food preservation, etc. Treatment ranges from providing pain relief and cough medicines, de-wormers, with medication such as antibiotics, anti-malarial and mosquito nets, antacids, anti-infections for more complicated conditions.

 

YOUTH HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Young people across Uganda, especially those living in rural communities still face multiple barriers in accessing SRH services and contraception. Many young people in Uganda have sexual relations, yet very few use contraceptives or even know how to find SRH services. Beacon of Hope Uganda is addressing the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) needs of young people through various initiatives. The program provides information and resources on the prevention of non-communicable disease (NCDs) and on improving sexual and reproductive health services targeted at young people.

 

We are working with local schools and organisations to develop community events – such as drama, debates, competitions, school fairs, fun days – that build awareness of NCD risks. Community role models are trained to become spokespeople and Peer Educators to conduct outreach activities with other young people. We work with Peer Educators and local stakeholders (community leaders, teachers, health service providers, health workers) to raise awareness and provide support; to introduce adolescent friendly services in existing health facilities.

WOMEN HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Multiple studies conducted around the world have observed that poorer women tend to receive poorer quality of maternal health care. In Uganda, the wealthiest women are four times as likely to deliver in a health facility and with a skilled birth attendant. Beacon of Hope Uganda works with a number of health centres in rural communities and we do provide the needy mothers in those communities with birthing kits.

 

This kit includes sterile gloves for delivery, a sterile razor blade to cut the umbilical cord, gauze, soap, a mosquito net and multivitamins including iron and folate. These items help to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child, prevent malaria in newborns and mums and also help to treat anaemia which is especially common in the post-natal period. We also carry out a number of family planning sessions in the communities to help mothers and fathers plan for thier families well.