Q2/2011: Panyadoli Clinic Report

September 9, 2011

Naku Charles Lwanga

Project Goals:

Upgrade and maintain the Panyandoli clinic at the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement to a new hygienic and operating standard.  The target population of the clinic are the over 55,000 residents in the Bweyale region, including 41,000 Ugandan IDPs, Bududa survivors, and Sudanese, Congolese and Kenyan Refugees which are the main target population. We saw an influx of 10,000 new Ugandan IDPs in October 2010 and another 15,000 joined the Kiryandongo Resettlement Camp at the end of May 2011.

Project Objectives:

• 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 standards
• Complete kitchen structures or enhance existing structures for Malnutrition Ward and Main Center
• Provide cooking materials such as charcoal stoves, saucepans, utensils, etc.
• Contribute towards the provision of electricity for main center pump to facilitate water to the health centre facilities


Summary of RMF/WCF-sponsored activities carried out during the reporting period under each project objective:

• RMF/WCF provided the Panyandoli Health Center with medicines and medical supplies during the period from April to June 2011.
• Two ward cleaners and two ground keepers sponsored by RMF/WCF are reported by Simon Opieto, in charge of Panyandoli Health Center, the grounds are groomed regularly and the cleanliness of the wards and offices is well maintained. Due to increased cost of living ward cleaners’ salary has increased from 100,000 to 150,000 and ground keepers from 100,000 to 130,000.
• RMF repaired the broken tap of the new solar powered water supply at the health center.


Results and/or accomplishments achieved during this reporting period:

The coordination of medicine supply to the clinic has made a significant difference to the community and has increased the clinic’s treatment capacity and overall reliability.

• Due to an increase in patients from the new Ugandan IDP arrivals and the onset of the rainy season, an emergency resupply of medicine was coordinated using RMF/WCF funding. Inflation costs have also driven the costs of medicine and supplies higher so RMF allocated a larger share of funding to medicines this quarter than usual.
• The wards are clean, and equipped with medicines and supplies, this is all a joint effort of RMF/WCF, the Masindi local government, and UNHCR. But RMF/WCF is so profound and praised in this project because it always provides quickly during times of great need.
• The grounds are continuously cleaned and maintained so that everyone feels safe to walk around without fear of being bitten by snakes.
• The Solar Powered Water Pump is continuing to run successfully and is now providing clean running water to the clinic offices and wards which greatly increases hygienic conditions of the clinic. The repair of the main tap and installation of a lock insures that only the health center is accessing this vital supply of water.

Number served/number of direct project beneficiaries:

• In the month of April, 2,386 patients were treated at the health centre, out of which 453 were male, and 1,933 were female. 
• In the month of May, 1,174 patients were treated at the health centre, out of which 663 were male, and 511 were female.
• In the month of June, 1,977 patients were treated at the health centre, out of which 749 were male, and 1,228 were female.
• During this reporting period, the health centre lost 11 patients due Malaria, Pneumonia, Anemia, and Malnutrition.

Success Stories:

Sheriff Yawoto, a 3 year old girl has the appearance of a one year child and has been in the pediatric ward for the last 2 days, but is still in critical condition. She is very weak, malnourished, and anemic. She was admitted with edema of the whole body, diarrhea and vomiting. She has not eaten anything for the last 6 days and was put on an IV drip. We will continue to follow up on her condition.

Adong Cicilia, a 15 year old girl was admitted to the Panyandoli Health Center female ward 3 days ago, suffering from malaria. She was put on a Quinine drip and by the time I met her she was feeling far better.

Nyambura Dorcus, a 15 year old girl was admitted to the female ward two days ago suffering from malaria. She has already been administered 2 doses of Quinine by the time we met; she was feeling much better with hope of being discharged on the fourth day.

Okwaro Gloria, a 1 year old girl was admitted 2 days ago to the Pediatric ward, suffering from malaria, and has been given IV Quinine.

Country Page: Uganda Initiative Page: Panyadoli Healthcare Project