Our Current Projects
An initial baseline survey we conducted discovered that 57.9% of the population suffer from dyspepsia. Based on this data, Washington University School of Medicine has taken initiative to conduct a study treating patients accordingly.
Mpunde Health Center
We operate a health center conducting basic outpatient and inpatient care, maternity services, and family planning. We are the main source of healthcare for a catchment area of 54 villages and 70,000 people directly serving around 1000 patients per month. We partner with the Ugandan government in administering immunizations to our catchment area.
Clinical Decision Making Algorithm
One of the major health problems in Uganda is a lack of oversight of mid-level providers in rural health centers. Because there is a shortage of doctors in the country, frequently it is the hands of under-trained nurses and mid-wives to make life or death decisions for patient treatment and referral. We aim to develop a clinical algorithm in the form of a tablet app to provide guidance in diagnosing and treating the most common diseases that afflict children in the Busoga region.
Our advocacy work calling attention to neglected healthcare issues in Uganda has been featured in Scientific American, Public Radio International, Global Health NOW, and Pulitzer Center for Crises Reporting. Our reporting has won the national Mark of Excellence Award for outstanding in-depth reporting. We recognize that advocacy plays an important part in improving health outcomes.