Village Medical Clinics
It is very cost effective for the sake of the village children for us to keep their parents healthy and 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.
Therefore we have a Welcome Home plus volunteer medical team that goes every two to three months to Lwambogo, a large village surrounded by seven smaller ones. Patients come from the surrounding districts to receive the care that they need. We run between anything between 350 to 850 patients depending upon the amount of sickness. A clinic consist of 8 Ugandan volunteer doctors, some doctor volunteers from the US and Denmark, HIV outreach team who do testing, lab technicians for regular blood work and malaria tests. Our Welcome Home nurse organizes and runs the pharmacy. These clinics have made a tremendous difference to all the people living in the village.
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 that we have not been able to get grants for.
Three times a year we also have a dental clinic run by doctor Ryan and his team.