Ourganda employs a master care team comprised of two medical clinical officers, a midwife, a senior driver, an apprentice driver, and a part-time accountant. These team members, who are Ugandan nationals, travel to the most remote villages along the Congo border.
How the Volunteer Wellness Clubs Benefit Each Village:
The “Person of Health”, “Person of Peace,” and “Person of Extension” work together as that village’s extension of the master care team. The master team provides each local team with a cell phone.
• The “Person of Health” leads the health initiatives in the village. He or she encourages people to join the wellness club, reinforces the benefits of healthful living, and calls our master team with questions or when an emergency arises. The master team then decides whether to travel to the village and provide treatment themselves, or to arrange for transportation to the nearest clinic or hospital.
• The “Person of Peace” leads the spiritual initiatives in the village. At least once a week, he or she gathers people together, reads a story from the Bible, and leads a discussion about how to apply the principles to themselves, their families, and their community. The “Person of Peace” watches for opportunities to pray for people and to encourage them in the ways of God. He or she does not carry a denominational label.
• The “Person of Extension” works with other team members to expand the Wellness Club, monitors what actions people are taking to enhance his or her health, learns all the best practices and benefits of each to work with other villagers. When Ourganda moves to the next village, the Person of Extension helps train the new village’s Person of Extension to help that village.