Uganda: Healthcare Implementing Partner for UNHCR at Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement

UNHCR Uganda Bi-Weekly Updates April 7, 2016

May 06, 2016

Update on achievements

Operational Context

On January 10th Real Medicine Foundation RMF signed a tripartite agreement with UNHCR and the Government of Uganda to implement a health program aimed at addressing two goals:

  • Emergency operations
  • Care and maintenance of refugees and asylum seekers in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement through the delivery of quality health care services.   
How many health facilities are there? How many staff? Which partners? UNHCR?

A total of three health facilities:

  • Panyadoli Health Center III
  • Panyadoli Hills Health Center II
  • Reception Centre Clinic

These centers are directly being supported by UNHCR. Also, there has been significant numbers of PoC accessing services at Nyakadot Health Centre II as some of the Refugees have sought to settle at Bweyale trading centre. Nyakadot H/C is located in the host community.   

How many consultations were carried out this week?

2009 consultations were given during this reporting period (1216 at Panyadoli Health Center III, 338 at Panyandoli Hills Health Center II, and 455 at Nyakadot Health Center II).



A total of 27 referrals were supported. Of those, 10 were nationals and 17 were refugees (18 to Kiryandongo district referral hospital, 5 to Gulu Regional hospital, 1 to Lacor, and 3 to Mulago national referral hospital).



Reproductive Health

How many ANC consultations? Break down of refugees /nationals? Which partners? UNHCR?
  •  434 ANC (56 refugees and 378 nationals) consultations were registered during the reporting period at this includes (Panyadoli Health Center III  302, Panyadoli Health Center II with 64, and Nyakadote Health Center II with 68).
  • 107 Maternity ward (26 refugees and 81 nationals). Admissions were registered at Maternity ward during the reporting period at Panyadoli Health Center III for both ante-natal and antenatal services.
  • A total of 92 (16 Refugees and 76 Nationals) deliveries were carried out by skilled health workers. 67 deliveries at Panyadoli Health Center III , 9 at Panyadoli HCII, and 16 at Nyakadote HCII.
Is this figure included in the number of consultations above under ‘Health”?



Other notable activities?
  • A total of 921 (Male 428, Female 493) new arrivals were screened and registered at Reception Centre during the reporting period.
  • A total of 289 (Maternity ward 107, Male ward 45, Female ward 56, Paediatric ward 79 and Nutritional ward 2) complicated cases of admission were made in the inpatient department.
  • Death 5 (4 refugees and 1 national) Major causes are HIV, Pneumnia, and Malaria.
  • Nutritional Unit; Supplementary feeding 55 and Outpatient therapeutic Care 24.
  • A total of  18 persons were  enrolled to the ART clinic
  • Children immunized (Static) 286 (Male 148, Female 138)
  • A total of 1250 children were given vitamin A (602) and deworming (648) at PHCIII, PHCII, Reception Centre and Nyakadote
How many vaccinations? Which vaccine? Breakdown of refugees/nationals
  • A total of 908 were vaccinated: 286 Panyadoli Health Center III, 505 at Reception Center, 45 at Panyadoli HCII and 72 at Nyakadote Health Center II during the week BCG, Polio, DPT and Measles vaccines.  
  • 1 integrated outreach was held in Cluster MR. 25 people were tested for HIV and no test returned positive.


The project has been implemented in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement as part of the emergency response to the South Sudanese refugee influx. Health services are provided through the established health centers: Panyadoli Hills Health Centre II, Panyadoli Health Centre III, Nyakadot Health Centre II, and the Reception Centre Clinic with community-based care supporting both the refugee and host community.
Funding is provided by UNHCR to aid the influx of refugees and asylum seekers into Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement. The number of refugees is projected to increase. This is due to the political instability in South Sudan, as the cease-fire agreement signed in Ethiopia has not yielded peace as anticipated.
Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) has hired a manager who is responsible for the overall implementation and coordination of planned interventions, whereas OPM and UNHCR do oversight functions. Activities are planned, coordinated, and reviewed on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis through coordination meetings chaired by OPM at the settlement level.


  • Emergency operations
  • Care and maintenance of refugees and asylum seekers in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement through the delivery of quality health care services
  • Ensure optimal access to reproductive health and HIV/AIDS services