THE OURGANDA MODEL

Ourganda employs two medical care teams comprised of three medical clinical officers, two midwives, a nurse, two drivers, and a part-time accountant.

Our master care team takes medical education, triage, and treatment to people who have no access to a clinic or a hospital. When necessary, they respond to emergencies such as burns, injuries, high fever, and problems with childbirth.
We establish wellness clubs in each village so that people can begin to take responsibility for their own health.  Each club is led by a local three-person team consisting of a person of health, village midwife, and story collector.
Ourganda brings clean water to desperate villages and distributes birthing kits for pregnant women, hygiene kits for young women, and health kits for kids (mosquito nets, shoes, soap, water bottles, etc.)

How the Volunteer Wellness Clubs Benefit Each Village:

 

The Person of Health, village midwife, and story collector work together as that village’s extension of the care team.

 

Health Practices – The local team of three encourages attendance at core classes, reminds people to live according to what they have learned, and urges people who are not wellness club members to join.

 

Water System – The local team protects the water system from misuse or sabotage, assures that the water is not wasted, and reports any problems to the master care team.

 

Water Filters – The local team organizes the sharing of filters so that the maximum number of people can drink clean water, assures that each filter is properly maintained, and keeps inventory of the number of filters used and the number of people who are drinking clean water.

 

Village Health Kit – The local team keeps the village health kit safe from theft or misuse, distributes supplies and medications as needed, and keeps an inventory of what needs to be replaced.

 

DURING OUR FIRST 21 MONTHS,
THESE ARE SOME  OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2100

Fully Engaged Wellness Club Members

2

Water Systems that Provide Water for Over 5,000 People

375

Pregnant moms who receive daily multivitamin supplements

WE FEEL COMPELLED TO SAVE LIVES
When serving in the village of Kitsolima II, our care team met a young mother named Zebrina. For three years, she endured a painful and humiliating condition that was slowly taking her life. Our team took her to Kampala for surgery. She is now fully recovered and is working as a part-time assistant on our medical care team.

 

In western Uganda, people’s lives are frequently lost without intervention that costs so little. It is incomprehensible to those of us who have access to medical care.

 

Ourganda exists for one reason: To save the next Zebrina, and many hundreds like her, in the Bundibugyo District.

THE STORY OF JESUS IS THE STORY OF COMPASSION
Jesus saw every person as worthy of love and care. He lived unselfishly and modeled kindness. He taught that true religion consists of treating every human being with dignity, concern, and love. His ultimate act of compassion was to lay down His life on the cross for the salvation of the world. We who have accepted His redemption feel compelled to continue His work of spreading compassion and hope to as many people as we can reach in the Bundibugyo District of Uganda.

 

Ourganda is 100% non-denominational; those who serve with us do so without a denominational label. Our medical education and services are offered with no strings attached. We gladly serve everyone without regard to faith, gender, or ethnicity.