2011 HEALTH IMPACT AWARD WINNER
Bwindi Community Hospital, was established as a small health centre in 2003 to tackle the lack of healthcare provision and reduce the prevalence of illnesses in this inaccessible region. It became a fully operational hospital in 2009 and as the only hospital in the region provides care principally to women and children.
The hospital implements a wide variety of programmes including child health, community health, HIV/AIDS and sexual reproductive health. It also runs programmes in schools and communities to raise awareness of sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS, environment health and sanitation, epidemics and disaster prevention, immunisations and nutrition. Counselling is also offered to adolescents and those diagnosed with HIV.
Stella breastfeeds her child as the team from the hospital look on during her follow up visit. As the world … more