The mortality rate in Uganda could be decreased drastically if better healthcare would be available in the country. Until today, large numbers of people die of diseases that are quite easily cured, like malaria.
Medical care was scarce in the vicinity when we obtained the plot of land. On the second of June 1997, this situation ended, as our project was expanded with a medical centre.
There is now a doctor who is available five days a week. The dental practice is opened two days a week, and people can come to the clinic twenty-four hours a day for accidents and emergencies. Apart from a laboratory where blood and urine are tested, there is also ultra-sound equipment for the pre-natal care of the pregnant mothers.
Three months after the opening, it was decided that the medical centre needed to be expanded. Although the clinic was not meant as a hospital, there was an immediate need for patients to stay overnight or for a short period of time. In 1998, a maternity clinic was built and taken into use.
The clinic has been renovated in 2011, and two new research labs, a nursing room and a waiting room were added.
The medical centre became of high importance for the mission, but also for the people from the surrounding villages Nsasa, Nabasuqwe, Namugongo and Jjanda. Around thirty people come to the clinic every day. It is a place where many lives have been saved, and hundreds of babies are born.
Another large contribution to the national health, is clean drinking water. Two deep wells are drilled from which clean drinking water is pumped into two water towers with a volume of 20,000 litres. The project is now constantly supplied with drinking water, even during a three-day power cut.