Kissito International currently has the following programs in Uganda:
- Operation of the Pediatric Malnutrition Rehabilitation Center in partnership with Serving His Children In partnership with Serving His Children (SHC), Uganda’s most successful rehabilitation program for severely malnourished children, Kissito/SHC have opened a new Malnutrition Rehabilitation Center in Manafwa District. The center has the capacity of serving up to 20 pediatric patients and their family caregivers at any one time. The Center specializes in cases recognized as severe.
- Emergency Obstetrical and Newborn Care Training Initiatives in Mbale, Manafwa and Baduda Districts Addressing Uganda’s unacceptably high maternal mortality rate and infant mortality ratio, Kissito is training local clinicians and other health workers to identify high-risk mothers and help save lives through an intensive, multi-year training program involving Ugandan physicians, nurses and midwives.
- Operational, Public-Private Partnership with Bugobero Health Center IV, Manafwa District Kissito’s transformative Partnership Plan includes Kissito cost-sharing with the Manafwa District Government Administration to sponsor staff, essential drugs, equipment, and ongoing training. Physical improvements include extensive renovations and upgrades to meet and exceed health codes put in place by the Ministry of Health. In recognition of the transformative work happening at Bugobero, a recommendation is in place to upgrade Bugobero from a Health Center IV designation to a General Hospital.
- Training and Equipping Community Health Workers (CHW) Program in Manafwa District Manafwa District has a large pool of Community Health Workers, but funding and staff constraints leave them undertrained and underutilized. Kissito partners with the Administration of Manafwa and its Health Ministry to provide resources for ongoing training, equipping and deployment of these individuals.
- University Research Partnership: Pediatric Diarrhea in Uganda and Developing Societies The major goal of Kissito/University of Texas School of Public Health’s ambitious undertaking is to establish the etiology of diarrhea among children in the developing world, using populations in Ethiopia, Uganda and Mexico.
- Public-Private Partnership with Mbale District Administration and Health Office (32 facilities, serving district of ~332,200 individuals): working closely with Mbale district government to strengthen its existing health facilities/programs through provision of drugs, supplies, equipment, training and skilled personnel.
- Operational Partnership of Flagship Facility: Mbale Regional Referral Hospital providing Emergency Obstetric Training, technical support, and equipping the hospital with essential drugs and medical supplies
- Public-Private Partnership with Manafwa District Administration and District Health Office (23 health units, serving a district of ~339,300 individuals): Kissito is working hand in hand with Manafwa district government to strengthen its existing health facilities/programs through provision of drugs, supplies, equipment, training and skilled personnel.
- Partnership with PONT-Mbale CAP (Coalition Against Poverty) to provide transport services for emergency & obstetric services in rural districts through motorcycle ambulances. Other interventions (through this partnership) include training of clinical staff, Community Health workers and assisted vaginal delivery utilizing Kiwi Omni extraction cups.