Health Care Program

The Problem

In Uganda, 34.6% of the population lives on $1.99 per day according to the World Bank 2016 country poverty report. However the average cost of an out patient day visit to a grade three ranges from $10 and $20 per ART visit.

 

Only 22% of hospitals have specialized machines like electrocardiography (ECG) machine and health centers reported relatively low availability of the lab equipment required for simple tests according to research conducted by Infectious Disease Research Collaboration IDRC in 2014.

 

They also found that the availability of basic patient transportation was quite low, close or close to zero outside of one privately hiring an ambulance. With less than 15% of health centers having access to a working phone.

Our Strategy

Community Network For Orphans Uganda is an emergency health social service resource for foster children as well as at-risk children in the community. While many adoptive families subsidize a lot of their foster children’s health care, most of these families are faced with unprecedented poverty. Without anyone stepping in to cover healthcare costs many foster families would be incapable of taking in sick children or maintaining the foster child placement of children especially those suffering from chronic illnesses and HIV/AIDS.

 

No child should linger in an emergency rescue home due to chronic illness. No child should lose their foster family home even temporarily due to lack of health care funds. Especially not a child who has lost their home once before.

 

SAVING AILING CHILDREN REQUIRES IMMEDIATE HEALTH FUNDS TO COVER:

  • Ambulance costs
  • Fuel (gas) for the ambulance
  • Facilitation of medical personnel that come with the ambulance
  • Emergency fluids and medications during travel to the hospital
  • Hospital admission fees
  • Scans, X-Ray, and blood work
  • Doctor’s consultation fees
  • Hospitalization costs

Impact

Foster children like Janet find themselves desperate for medical attention with no funds in sight. At just 14 years old, this little girl has suffered more misfortunes than most adults ever encounter in a lifetime. She lost both her parents to HIV/ Aids. Janet was left with an ailing grandmother who raised her until she joined her foster family.

 

Janet’s worst nightmare began when her stomach began to protrude and became very sensitive to touch. The village people thought she was pregnant and shunned her, thinking that she was sexually active and dirty.

Donate Now! Save a Life!

Blood work and scans made all the difference for Janet. Can you cover some of these costs for a child today?

 

Being very poor, Janet’s foster parents struggled to get her medical care from a public health clinic. She was given a misdiagnosis of a hernia. With support from donors like YOU, Community Network For Orphans Uganda found Janet good medical care and today she is on her way to recovery.

 

This story is very familiar to children living in abject poverty. A simple ailment can quickly turn into a death sentence due to lack of funds.

Too Late for Joshua

Joshua was injured during a soccer game which caused him to have a swollen gland behind his ear. Unfortunately, his father didn’t have enough funds to get him proper health care. His condition soon deteriorated that he couldn’t swallow solids.

 

Joshua wasn’t as lucky as Janet, by the time we got to learn about his plight, his frail body was wasting away. No child should die from lack of hospital funds. Generous donors like YOU gave Joshua hope for a few more days during treatment. This hope was short-lived, Joshua lost his life to a simple swollen gland. Joshua was given a decent burial by donors like YOU. Would you want to help the next child?

 

In such tragic cases, teams are ready to give emotional support to grieving parents and help them provide a decent funeral for their child. DONATE NOW TO SAVE A LIFE

 

Emergency health funds will allow Community Network For Orphans Uganda to respond to children in need at a speedy and more efficient fashion.

In such tragic cases, teams are ready to give emotional support to grieving parents and help them provide a decent funeral for their child. DONATE NOW TO SAVE A LIFE

 

Emergency health funds will allow Community Network For Orphans Uganda to respond to children in need at a speedy and more efficient fashion.

Kyanja Community Center hosts weekly skills training meetings for foster parents and at risk low income parents. Mainly women are utilizing this program although it is open to both genders. Local women meet and exchange ideas about life while they learn new income generating skills in making leather sandals, arts and crafts and how to bake bread. During this social time women share bible scriptures, testimonies, jokes and connect with each other and may access referrals for health care or other services from our partner non profits. Women also take part in budgeting and money management classes which help them provide supplemental income, reduce financial stress and improve harmony in their marriages and families.Foster Parents are given working capital to build their business ideas as they train other women to increase their speed and quality of production.