Uganda: Panyadoli Healthcare Project
Panyadoli Health Centre Q1 2015 Report
June 25, 2015
Naku Charles Lwanga
Summary of Activities
- With WCF funding, RMF continued to provide Panyadoli Health Center III with medicines and medical supplies, and cover all existing gaps during this reporting period, including a continued increase in the quantity needed due to the new influx of South Sudanese refugees. Medical supplies were also provided to Panyadoli Health Center II and the Reception Centre Clinic.
- RMF is now partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) for RMF as the official Implementing Partner for health programs at the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement for UNHCR/OPM for three health centers and a large community outreach program. Panyadoli Health Center III is part of the larger network of health facilities RMF is now operating at Kiryandongo.
Additional UNHCR Funding
Supplementary Drugs Purchased
With additional funding from UNHCR, RMF is able to buy supplementary drugs to individuals with complicated rare cases; the drugs needed for these patients are costly and cannot be easily found in the health centers.
Successful HIV/AIDS Campaign
HIV/AIDS campaigns have been conducted and as result, many patients have reported for testing and care. One large, highly successful campaign was conducted in preparation of and through performances of Hiccup Circus Uganda at Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement.
Using and Maintaining vehicle
Emergency services and referrals performed using Ambulance
Village Health Outreach
• Support of 6 interpreters, and 80 Village Health Teams for community health outreach.
World AIDS Day
Contributed funds towards celebration of important events within the settlement namely, orientation of all IP and OP staffs. This promoted solidarity between RMF and other partners within the settlement and was a major contributing factor towards becoming a UNHCR health implementing partner. Celebration of 16 days of activism, and World AIDS Day.
Health Screenings Offered
Cervical cancer screening is now part of the services at Panyadoli Health Centre III.
The Panyadoli Health Centres, located in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement near Bweyale, Uganda, provide healthcare services to over 100,000 refugees from Kenya, South Sudan, DR Congo, Burundi, and Rwanda, as well as members of the host community.
- Provide medicine, medical supplies, and medical support
- Support the Health Management Information System Maintenance (staff and petrol supply)
- Maintain hygiene at clinic to Best Practice Western Medicine standards
- Enhance existing structures for Malnutrition ward and main center
- Provide cooking materials such as charcoal stoves, saucepans, utensils, etc.
- Upkeep and renovation of the health center through periodic re-painting and re-plastering.
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The RMF medical team at Panyadoli Health Centre III through their outreach program identified Rukuda Angel, one year and 4 months old, in the community and diagnosed her with malnutrition after showing signs of edema in her stomach area and on her face. She was put on outpatient therapeutic treatment plus plumpy nut. Because of the edema, the girl was introduced to F75, F100 which has helped her to improve dramatically.
Ozodo Sunday is from the Ugandan host community that is also receiving treatment at Panyadoli Health Centre III, Sunday was diagnosed with malnutrition after being identified by the RMF Village Health Team in the community. Sunday was born to a father who has over 20 children. Sunday is a victim of lack of care from the parents as the mother is sickly and cannot walk and the father is old. The one year old was found suffering from malaria and malnutrition. Sunday was subjected immediately to F75, IV Artesunate, IV Ampicillin, and IV Gentamycin. She has shown significant improvement and we continue to monitor her closely.
Amir, 18 months, was brought to Panyadoli Heath Centre III and was tested for and diagnosed with malaria. Amer was found also suffering from malnutrition. She received IV Ringer lactate, IV Gentamycin, IV X-pen, IV Artesunate, and showed great improvement quickly. She also was put on F75, F100 plus super cereal. Amer has improved thanks to our medical team.
We follow up on our patients closely to prevent relapses. Amer is gaining weight and her appetite has also increased showing signs of great improvement, both physically and mentally.