Medical

Medical treatment

We have been able to treated and assisted more than 1,000 patients between July 2015-June 2016.

We make our weekly rounds in the villages along Kamuli Road where we minister – wound care, burn treatment, removing jiggers (burrowing bugs that lay eggs, especially in feet), deworming, treating malaria, providing simple medications, providing medicines that clinics have prescribed and patients cannot afford, distributing vitamins, referring for and facilitating further treatment.

We are able to treat many patients from Kathy’s home and in Nile Crescent slum.  We are also able to arrange and pay for monthly catheter replacement/treatment and health injections for those in need.

We refer patients to Nile International Hospital, Kamu Clinic, Hope Smiles Dental Clinic, Soft Power Clinic or CoRSU hospital for treatment.  This often involves paying for transportation, accompanying them through the process, and assisting in paying for treatment. We provide surgical assistance when needed. Other patients we have referred have been treated for typhoid, malaria, malnutrition, infections, and internal problems.

We arrange for 1 day outreaches in Bugulusi and Nalowoli, Kamuli for ophthalmologist from Nile International Hospital to screen for cataracts. Along with the outreaches, we arrange for care and transport, in addition to accompanying people for free cataract surgery.

In September, 2015, we began conducting clinics in Nalowoli, Kamuli 1 or 2 days a month, in partnership with Urgency for Truth Ministries. Currently, we are seeing more than 100 patients each day and Ugandan nurses are now assisting.  We provide the medications for the clinics, and follow-up for patients needing further care.

We also have the privilege of distributing ‘Mama Kits’ to mamas, and partner with Mercy for Mamas as the distribution point for other ministries in the Jinja area as well as sponsoring dental clinics, with Hope Smiles Dental Clinic providing free dental care at four all-day outreaches in villages, seeing about 175 patients.


Blue Bucket Brigade

We occasionally onduct 1 day first aid trainings for women and supply them with blue buckets full of supplies for treatment of wounds, burns, and ringworm, as well as simple OTC medications.  They work among their neighbors, and we have resupply them as needed.  They have dewormed hundreds of patients, and treated many more for other ailments, as well as referring cases back to us.


Pregnancy/women’s health outreaches

We have held outreaches at Nakabango church in November, 2015 and May, 2016 with total attendance of almost 300.  Visiting American team taught about women’s health, pregnancy and delivery, and distributed more than 150 mama kits to pregnant women; A Ugandan nurse taught a class for girls, where we distributed some reusable sanitary pads.

“And Jesus was going about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease, and every kind of sickness among the people.”

– Mattew 4:23.