Health“He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” – Arab proverb
The deficiency of quality health services has been pinpointed as a detrimental challenge that the people of Iganga face. Iganga has one hospital that lacks resources and personnel to provide for the overwhelming number of patients that come on a daily basis. As a result, the million people that this facility serves are not receiving proper medical care and are suffering or dying due to a lack of treatment. In order to combat the dire need, Musana decided to build a health facility centered on compassionate, affordable, and quality care.
community members provided free health services
Musana Community Health Center
Musana Community Health Center’s (MCHC) 24-hour facility opened in February 2016. With the best amenities in Iganga, MCHC offers services in dental, pediatrics, radiology, immunization, laboratory testing, blood transfusions, occupational and physical therapy, minor surgeries, and maternity. The expansion of the center into a 52-bed facility opened in June 2018 with the addition of a maternity ward, Iganga’s only Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a pediatric ward, men’s and women’s wards, two operating theaters, and eleven private rooms.
The vision of MCHC is to transform the standards of health care in Iganga by offering a patient-centered, holistic, and compassionate approach. We emphasize values such as “Patients come first,” respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, integrity and accountability, good stewardship and commitment, teamwork, and compassion.
All profits from Musana Community Health Center are cycled back into the community through…
Community Health Outreaches
Every week our social work team works together with Musana Community Health Center to give the most rural areas of Iganga an opportunity to receive quality and compassionate health services. After partnering with remote village leaders to organize health days, our social workers and health practitioners travel to these areas to provide services like HIV testing, reproductive health, malnutrition screenings, dental check-ups and extractions, vaccinations, prenatal care, and counseling.
1 Peter 5:10 says, “And the God of all grace… after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
With Project Restore, Musana seeks out vulnerable children and adults in dire health/disability situations and provides them with proper medical attention through surgeries and rehabilitation. Our dream is that once they are “restored,” they will then have the opportunity to live normal independent lives and give back to their communities.
Meet Biribawa Specioza
Rehabilitation & Disability Services
A unique focus at Musana Community Health Center is our Rehabilitation & Disability Services Department that aims to improve the quality of life of individuals with disabilities and to promote inclusion in all areas of development.With a full time physiotherapist, this department provides inpatient and outpatient services from the health center, treating everything from back pain, fractures, pediatric conditions, women’s health, stroke recovery, and chronic illness management. Additionally, our full time occupational therapist concentrates on community based rehabilitation and parent education programs, partnering with other local organizations to mobilize groups of persons with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities to develop a support network and improve access to services. This department further works with Musana’s schools and skill development programs to promote economic empowerment and education for women and students with impairments, breaking the stigma of disability in Uganda by showing the community that we all have a role to play! The Rehabilitation Department is based at Musana Community Health Center in Buseyi B, Iganga, and is open from Monday – Saturday from 8:00am – 5:00pm.