Ourganda employs a master care team comprised of two medical clinical officers, a midwife, a nurse, 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. One of our long-term goals is to double life expectancy in the villages we serve.
How the Volunteer Wellness Clubs Benefit Each Village:
The Person of Health and two assistants 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.