Location: Bududa, Uganda
Type: Primary Health Care Clinic, Maternal and Child Health services, Voluntary Counseling and Testing offices
People Impacted: 16,000
Project Manager: Construction for Change Fellows: Kassandra Scheve and Colton Cox
The community of Bududa faces HIV/AIDS levels that are twice the national average. The annual income in this area is $200/year, leaving the majority of the population in extreme poverty.
We sent our Construction for Change Fellows: Kassandra and Colton, with FIMRC to the site in 2015 to start construction on the 30/30 Project Clinic. The Bumwalukani is designed to offer sustainable and quality health care and education to the community of Bududa especially those living with HIV/AIDS.
The Bumwalukani Clinic is comprised of two buildings. The Health Center consists of a primary care ward, maternity ward, clinical lab, and a counseling ward. The second building completed is the Pavilion. This facility offers maternal and child services, counseling, as well as testing for HIV/AIDS. It also serves as the primary hub for community health educators who perform outreach in the community and encourage support programs for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Construction on the clinic was completed this past year and they opened their doors in April 2016!