The volunteers who have been to our Ugandan partnership placement site might like to know that there has been some changes to the core management team. The previous key manager, Emmanuel Norman Nakhokho, has left the project and his younger sister, Joy Nakhokho, is now primarily running the project with the help of her parents.
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Within Bududa, the students at Bunabumali Orphan and Needy Project would benefit greatly from a school health centre, to be operated on the school grounds. This proposal is designed as a five-year project.
During Year 1, the school will focus on developing a high-quality first aid post, triage centre, and children’s health management post for student at the school. All student health records will be kept on site, and staff at the health centre will focus on health maintenance and preventive care for children at the school. Children will receive a yearly health assessment from a physician; it will be the full-time staff member’s decision when and how to follow-up with condition identified during wellness checkups.
During Years 2 and 3, the school health centre will gradually begin to expand in size to serve a wider population. During this period, the clinic will expand referral and triage services to the general community. As in Year 1, the health centre will not provide any treatment beyond basic care; however, expanding these services to the public will help the health centre to identify needs and priorities for the facility as it expands to provide comprehensive health services for residents of Bunabumali. Additionally, during this year the school will provide HIV counselling and testing services.
In Years 4 and 5, the school health centre will transition to a fully operational health centre II. With a strong basis of community and family support, the clinic will offer comprehensive clinical and community-based care to individuals using the clinic.
Given its proximity to the school, this health centre will be an ideal mechanism through which to disseminate health information to student at a young age, in order to encourage them to practice good health behaviours throughout their lives.