Rwenzori Rural Health Services, is a community based organization founded to contribute towards raising the living standards of the rural communities by extending health care services near to the people.
Communities in the Rukoki Sub County of Kasese District suffer from low health outcomes, poor access to clean water and the absence of infant and maternal health education. Because these communities are in an isolated area, residents have access to very few resources.
RRHS has undergone an extensive strategic planning process in an effort to better address the needs of the community, identify areas of importance and improve service delivery. Additionally, a community needs assessment was conducted. This strategic plan serves as a living document and outlines the RRHS objectives for the 2016-2018. Recognizing that RRHS is still a growing organization, objectives have been developed with careful consideration of organizational capacity
we have the strategic plan in place and can be shared.
Our volunteers, are allowed to share experiences with local people, they work while learning. They work on Health care services.
The Information Management and Communication Volunteer (IMC), under the direct supervision of RRHS’ Executive Director, Kiima Charles, as well as BalabaEgidio, a nurse at the clinic. The volunteer will provide strategic support to enable RRHS to improve health care service delivery, and to improve RRHS’s communications and marketing efforts by helping to record, collect, organize, and disseminate organization-related information. The volunteer will support RRHS’s organization-wide efforts to increase the efficiency of our clinic to better serve our approximately 7,276 clients. They will also help increase our organization’s ability to sustain services for our work of serving rural clients who do not have access to regular district health care services. The typical work schedule for this position is Monday – Friday from 9:00am-4:30pm prompt, with occasional site visits or community meetings conducted over the weekends after church service.
Our volunteers stay / live with community members, in order to learn well cultural behaviors.
we also link willing volunteers to lodges if they want too in this case, volunteers contribute lodge costs. ( not very expensive )
Volunteers are not charged money for volunteering, but they only contribute to in country costs and meals daily.
Development Advisory services and Fundraising. linkages may include to mention a few: charities, Families , individuals and organizations/ companies
Uganda suffers from environmental degradation and pollution, water scarcity, water pollution, poor housing, poor methods of waste disposal, poverty and extensive human suffering. As a result, life expectancy is short (about 50 years). Diseases, both preventable and communicable are common; malnutrition is rampant in children and adults. This leads to poor human development and low levels of productivity mentally, physically and financially.
Top 5 Morbidity Diseases in the District:
• Respiratory tract infections
• Intestinal worms
While the government has stepped up its efforts in establishing more health units, they often lack drugs.It is also necessary to educate communities on health issues to promote self-understanding and a change of attitude from traditional healthcare to modern methods of addressing health concerns.
This calls for comprehensive involvement of rural communities to improve healthcare outcomes. Communities must be encouraged to seek out available health systems in order to better prevent the unnecessary spread of disease.RRHS was created in 2005 to address this need.