In October of 2022, we opened our Medical Clinic in Lwambogo. This has replaced the medical camps that we used to run. Lwambogo is a large village surrounded by seven smaller ones. Patients come from the surrounding districts to receive the care that they need. The new clinic has two clinicians (nurse practitioners) under the leadership of Dr. Phillip. The clinic functions much the same as a hospital emergency room, and includes its own OR, pharmacy, lab, and children's immunization. Malaria and HIV testing are still much a part of our work. The clinic has made a tremendous difference to many the in the village.
Opening/Blessing of Clinic in October of 2022
Doctor Phillip with our medical social worker organizes all the follow up treatments and surgeries that are needed. There is always a need for financial help to pay for the patient care for which we have not been able to get grants.
It is very cost effective for the sake of the village children for us to keep their parents healthy, working and also able to parent them. It reduces the suffering of the young children and helps keep them in their own home while also keeping the children healthy.
We also have a dental team organized by one of our Adoptive Dads named Chris.
The clinic serves the district for daily medical needs. This should help stop many cases from becoming extremely serious because they can receive early intervention. Only the very serious cases will need to go into the hospitals in Jinja or Kampala. In addition to the clinic, we have social workers in the area to make sure no children are falling through the cracks.
Alex's life was saved because of one our social workers' intervention, resulting in surgery at a nearby hospital.