to the Hope Clinic Lukuli. Since our beginning as a very small
clinic caring for pregnant women and many patients with fevers,
we have now been serving the Community of Lukuli in Kampala, Uganda
for over ten years. Hope Clinic provides a broad range of primary
healthcare services for the population in Lukuli and adjoining
parishes - over 60,000 people live within 2 miles of our site.
Through our 20+ staff we are open every day and all hours to diagnose
the cause of fevers and give effective treatment, tend to pregnant
women, provide information, medical examinations and treatment
and to ensure access to comprehensive HIV services.
a sustainable but 'not for profit' clinic we balance the need
to meet staff and drug costs with the reluctance to create pricing
barriers that would deny our neighbours the services they need.
As food and other prices rise in Uganda, the pressure on households
to avoid preventative medical care is rising, saving their money
for treatment, if they get sick. With help from sponsors and supporters
we can continue with free of charge child immunisation, free HIV
counselling and testing and free information on family planning
including various FP pills, injections and tools.
The UK charity and its UK bank account were wound up and since 2014 we have asked supporters to contact the former trustees using firstname.lastname@example.org or to contact the co-founder and director using email@example.com. The clinic has maintained its Ugandan-led day to day management and since 2012 has an entirely Ugandan board. We welcome advice and support from health and development organisations and individuals who seek a reliable partner and a means to serve the primary health needs of a community. Great Lakes
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2011 we can now offer our community more of the services they
need and which they cannot easily receive from the government
staffed facilities. We now serve over 800 out-patients a month,
with 40% being fever cases and 25% simple coughs and pneumonia.
Our child immunisation Mondays see 50-60 children a week as part
of Uganda's national programme for under-5s. The nearest government-staffed
clinic, over 3 miles away, does not 'do' deliveries at night or
weekends: women rely on us.
in March 2006, when we were assessed and became accredited by
the Ministry of Health as an Antiretroviral Treatment Centre for
HIV, we have worked with government and development partners to
bring HIV and AIDS services to Makindye. Today we have more than
660 HIV postitive clients with almost half already requiring,
and receiving, ART through Hope Clinic Lukuli.
ART are funded by the Government from tax revenue, by the Global
Fund, UNITAID and the Clinton HIV/ AIDS Initiative. From 2006
to 2009 we could place clients starting ART on the PEPFAR stocks
but since March 2009, all new ART clients are on non-US funded
ART. Through our partnerships with Kampala City Council and Makindye
Division we have been able to maintain ART supplies for our patients
and the wrap-around services they need.
with the local councils, Kampala City, national and international
NGO and initiatives we have grown to the size of a small hospital,
designated a Health Centre grade III in Uganda. Patients include
50 ante-natal check-ups, 15-20 deliveries and 350 HIV counselling
and testing clients each month. We also provide home visits to
incapacitated HIV or AIDS clients and hold youth health sports
sessions in the community.
management of the committee is led by two women as co-chair who
are assisted by three women and four men living within a mile
of the clinic, all bar two of whom are Ugandans.
Our key services are:
- Ante-natal examinations and advice;
- Assessing the risks for labour and providing experienced, trained
midwives to help the mother during the delivery;
- Post-natal care and neo-natal monitoring;
- Advice to mothers and fathers on growth of their child;
- Providing immunisation and supplements;
- Paediatric care and development advice;
- General Practise medical consultations;
- Counselling for family planning;
- Counselling for HIV and other STDs, and testing (This is a FREE
- Laboratory services including malaria tests;
- Advice on hygiene, safe water and treatment of related diseases
in adults and children.
new premises were built through donations from the management
committee members, friends and the business community in Kampala
who recognised the worth of the clinic
We can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org