In 2012, Musana began doing community health outreaches in the homes and villages of our scholarship children with the goal of raising the standards of living for their families during school holidays. During these outreaches, we began seeing case after case of children and community members with severe health needs that were not being treated. Because of this, we saw the overwhelming need to start a health center in Iganga that would provide affordable, quality, and compassionate health care. Musana Community Health Center was launched in February 2016 and within the first year, we provided health services to over 10,000 people!
On top of the care patients receive at our facility; we have been able to expand our health outreach programs. In the last three months alone, Musana has provided FREE health education and services for 4,340 of the most destitute people during 10 different outreaches in villages and schools surrounding Iganga. On top of the education and services, we partnered with Red Cross to conduct blood drives to help meet the high demand for blood in the country. We have seen a significant increase in health awareness and an overall improvement in the community’s value towards quality health care. Since January, the average number of patients treated at our health center daily has increased by 30%.
FREE services provided during health outreaches:
Health Talk Attendance: 4,340
Malaria Tests: 728
Malaria Treatment: 172
HIV Testing: 828
Dental Check-Ups: 153
Dental Extractions: 112
Family Planning Appointments: 68
Cancer Screenings: 24