Clinic Sign

Clinic Sign

The clinic situated in Kyaliwajjala, serves the children and their guardians. It is run by two licensed nurses who are also in charge of procurement of medical supplies. They see patients at the clinic and make house calls to follow up or see those who are too sick to travel to the clinic. The nurses also hold community outreach health clinics in the villages that are too far away from the clinic in Kyaliwajjala.

The JCRC/NFSC joint HIV/AIDS clinic is held every other Wednesday in Kimbejja at a house which Patrick (Rosette’s brother) built but never lived in. The clinic is open to everyone including individuals who are not NFSC clients. This clinic is staffed by NFSC & JCRC and the staff team is composed of: 1 doctor, 3 nurses, 1 adherence office, 4 community liaison officers (CLVs), 3 clerks, 12 volunteers and a driver.

Funding for Medication

The clinic relies on the same funding source as the food, which is fund-raising efforts of the founder and friends in the USA.

In any given month the clinic will see:

  • 90 children and 30 adults with malaria
  • 99 suffer with a cough (worst cough is during July/August months and in 2003 two children died during that season)
  • 100 open wounds
  • 110 skin diseases
  • 200 worms
  • 200 will test for HIV
  • 80 on ARVs
  • 100 with the influenza (worse during rainy season)

The minimal cost of all these medication is $600.00 per month.  The actual amount needed is $1,100.00 per month to carter for the health outreach clinics in far away villages as well as the routine visits at the clinic in Kyaliwajjala.  This does not include the cost of ARVs.