In 2017 we were asked to help build a health clinic in Butoloogo.
During 2019, as a result of the amazing donations we received, the clinic building, water tank, latrine and solar power were built and then opened at the end of October by the Archbishop Elect of Uganda. A further Christmas 2019 fund raising campaign enabled the purchase of the basic equipment to allow the clinic to start providing health care to the local communities.
In the year that the clinic has been opened, ten babies have been born!
Prior to the clinic, the nearest facility for the women of Butoloogo and surrounding communities was about a three hour walk away. Going into labour in a remote location, with no facilities, can mean the chances of a baby surviving are slim. Any complications mean that the mother’s life is at serious risk too. So having a local clinic has been a great facility. The services offered by the clinic can be improved with the provision of maternity equipment which will provide a safer environment.
A local software services company, Elysian IT, is arranging a company event in order to raise money to help purchase the equipment needed. Further details, as well as the opportunity to donate, can be found at their fund-raising page