Kate Kenmir

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Project: Kamengo Medical mission
Start Date: 06/03/2019

Hi I’m Kate! “Medical mission trip” has been at the TOP of my bucket list for years ever since I graduated from U of O in 2013 with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I have worked for 5 years as a Primary Care Registered Nurse at the University of Ottawa Health Services. I am eager to give my part to the puzzle of universal health care. I might even adopt a few kids on the way! 😉

Kate Kenmir – Kamengo March 2019

$5,400 of $5,300 raised
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Donation Total: $25.00

The individuals on these pages are raising funds in support of CACHA’s mission. The funds are given to CACHA to defray the costs of participation in, and supplies for, the mission, and not for the personal benefit of any participant. CACHA retains control over the use of all donated funds. Once the needs for the program have been met, or cannot be completed for any reason, any remaining contributions will be used where needed most.

GGOLI HEALTH CENTRE The Ggoli Health Centre is a private, not for profit and a non-governmental unit. It was founded in 1985 by Reverand Fr. Joseph Lubega who was the then parish priest of Ggoli parish and the mandate of the centre was to offer medical care to the rural population. The health center is under the umbrella of the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau Director and is a referral clinic for many other local rural health dispensaries. The management is guided by the Spirit of stewardship, shared responsibility, transparency and accountability. The GHC has less than 20 beds with an occupancy rate of 60-80%. Out-patient, in-patient, ophthalmology, HIV care and treatment, dentistry, orthopedics, and maternity is provided at GHC. Typical cases include malaria, pneumonia, UTI, diarrhea, worms, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and baby delivery. Patients for which services cannot be provided are referred to the Nkozi Hospital.

NKOZI HOSPITAL: Nkozi is a private not for profit community hospital, located in rural Mpigi District in central Uganda approximately 15km from Kamengo along the Masaka highway. The Hospital has 100 beds, with a theatre that conducts both minor and major surgeries. The facility is owned by the trustees of Kampala archdiocese and operates 24 hours. The hospital offers preventative, curative and promotive health services both on site and in outreaches.

It is at this hospital where x-rays and ultrasounds are conducted and minor surgeries are performed. While efforts are made to keep health care costs to a minimum, the cost of receiving health care and medications remains a great obstacle for most people living in the catchment area. Costs are subsidized by the government however funding shortages for the daily operations of the health centre are not uncommon. Please visit www.nkozihospital.org for more information about Nkozi Hospital.

Please consider joining this trip to Uganda with CACHA. No doubt this will be rewarding and an amazing two weeks in the community that we have been volunteering in for the last 10 years! In addition to making a difference, you will experience the unique culture of Uganda.

CACHA medical missions consist of international and local clinic officers, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, pharmacists, dentists, ophthalmologists, physiotherapists, other health workers and coordinators, and logisticians (non-medical workers). The entire mission is in partnership with our local partners and it is this partnership that allows us to bring much needed medical care to those that need the care.

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