Musana Newsletter March 2017

“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” Winston Churchill
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
Deworming: 191
Immunizations: 23  

MATTEW WEST CONCERT MAY 4th | 7:00 p.m. 
At June Swaner Gates Concert Hall in The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, University of Denver 
Tickets start at $29. 
Group ticket pricing available.
Concert proceeds benefit Musana's education programs.

16th Street Mall Location 
Introducing Florence 
We want to introduce you to Florence, the heart and soul behind Musana’s outreach initiatives. Florence is the head of our social work department, working with a team of four people to implement our vision to see the most vulnerable empowered with hope and dignity. The team has a long list of responsibilities at Musana and in the community, some of which include: identifying and providing psychological support to 170 vulnerable children in our SHINE program, empowering the families of kids in our SHINE program, carrying out all community health outreaches and economic initiatives, and advocating for the rights of women and children in Iganga. In the words of Florence, “We act as the voice for the voiceless.”
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