In low income countries, access to medical facilities is poor, and the level of training of clinicians and community staff is sadly lacking.
As a result, management of long- term conditions is not effective, and mortality rates, especially among mothers and young children, are often above 10%.
Many people around the world lack access to decent quality healthcare. In low income regions, there is insufficient capacity of trained clinicians or knowledge of emerging clinical techniques and treatments which compounds the problems. In addition, lack of water and sanitation also impacts health, resulting in unacceptable mortality rates among pregnant mothers and under 5 year-old children.
Health outcomes and mortality rates are still poor in many low income regions because of insufficient access to clinic facilities, insufficient trained staff and poor equipment. Humanity First is building clinics and hospitals, investing in equipment, and training local clinicians to increase capacity in low income communities and offering outreach medical camps.
Humanity First Uganda has access to thousands of clinicians with expertise in their fields. HFU has been training local clinicians in the latest surgical techniques, chronic condition management, approaches to ensuring safe childbirth and after care for mothers and babies as well as life support. Hundreds of patient facing professionals have been trained. HFU applies international best practice and works closely with partners such as UNICEF, Mbale Hospital, Mulago National Referral Hospital and WHO.
Humanity First Uganda provides free medical services through medicals camps, clinic facilities, providing medical supplies and training local clinics through the advanced technological nuances available in developed nations.
There is a health inequity crisis in public health systems around the world and by providing resources to vulnerable communities, HFU aims to enhance quality of life and autonomy.
KEY PROGRAMME STATS
No one should suffer or die of curable diseases or descend into poverty to cover their healthcare costs. Yet, for billions of people around the world, treatable illnesses can be a death sentence.
According to the World Health Organization, fewer than half of people worldwide receive adequate healthcare. When healthcare is available, it’s often unaffordable, pushing 100 million people into poverty in just a single year.
While many world health charities focus on relief work to cope with public health disasters, such as outbreaks or wars, there remains a serious lack of public health infrastructure in developing countries. Medical aid organizations can provide crucial emergency relief, but when they are gone, the community will be without medical care yet again, leading to unnecessary deaths, poverty and diminished quality of life.
Humanity First Uganda: Global Health Charity Beyond Disaster Relief
At Humanity First Uganda, we believe disaster relief is important, but it’s not enough. We’re dedicated to staying in communities and building sustainable healthcare infrastructure that can improve health and access for under-served communities. Humanity First Uganda has served more than 8,000 people in the last three years (2019-2021), combining state-of-the-art hospitals, community health centers and mobile clinics to maximize our reach and effect.
What enables us to provide all this care? The selfless work and generous donations of our members. As a volunteer-driven organization, we’re able to stretch donations further than most charities, with approximately 90% of donations going directly towards running our programs.
Free Medical Camp 2021 at Ahmadiyya Muslim Medical Center, Mbale
Free Medical Camp 2020 at Ahmadiyya Muslim Medical Center, Mbale
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If you have clinical expertise, can speak fluently in Luganda or English, and could devote 1-2 weeks in the field or could help us get access to vital medical supplies and resources, please email us with your details under the title ‘Medical Volunteer’.
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The Cataract Surgery for an individual costs just UGX. 250,000/= to restore sight for a visually impaired patient. But you or your organization could also sponsor the larger capital projects building new facilities where there are co-branding opportunities.