Exciting new developments at Kiboga district health system & Hospital

September 4, 2018

 

 


Happy New Jewish year to our Ugandan and Israeli friends and partners

 

 

Israel Medicine on the Equator – Building a sustainable model for health systems in Rural Africa

 

 

 

Summary of our News:

 

  • New interdisciplinary diabetes clinic in Kiboga

  • Welcoming a new Director for Kiboga Hospital

  • Historic MoU between the Ugandan and Israeli Medical Associations

  • Planning a new clinic to prevent Cervical Cancer

  • Developing a malnutrition & malnourishing Clinic

  • Additional volunteer housing due to higher demand

  • Delivering new technologies to Ugandan rural health system

  • Delegation of Technion medical students in Kiboga

  • Project in Numbers:

  • Looking to more information or volunteer?

 

Dear friends,

As our project is growing, creating new partnerships and advancing toward a sustainable model- please receive these following updates of our recent work.

 

Shana Tova,


The project's staff and volunteers.

 


New interdisciplinary diabetes clinic in Kiboga

 

The clinic was opened at an official ceremony last July with the participation of the Ugandan Minister of Health, the Israeli ambassador to Uganda and local representatives of SBI Uganda and the Kiboga district.

 

The clinic was opened thanks to our volunteering doctors, who trained Ugandan medical staff to diagnose and treat non-communicable diseases such as Diabetes, of which the prevalence in Africa is rising.

 

The opening of the diabetes clinic is a part of our strategic plan, in partnership with the Ugandan Ministry of Health and the district of Kiboga, to work with medical staff and to raise the awareness of the population to Non-communicable Disease (NCDs) in order to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases such as cancer, high-blood pressure, diabetes and heart diseases.  On last Jun we expanded our activity into the perinatal clinic where for the first-time gestational diabetes (Diabetes in pregnancy) is monitored as part of improving Hi risk pregnancies.


Watch an article (min 1:30) from the Uganda TV

Read more in the Ugandan press (English)

 

 

 

Welcoming a new Director for Kiboga Hospital

 

Our partnership with the local medical staff grew and evolved this year, as we designed our work plan together and managed to combine local needs, adjust our capacity as a volunteer project and the knowledge of our volunteers.

We are happy to welcome our partner, Dr. Peter Isagara, as the new medical superintendent of Kiboga Hospital. Dr. Isagara has significant experience in building local medical capacity. We had the privilege to host him in Israel and to learn a lot from his experience in gynecology. We wish him a successful term and looking to have our partnership continue to flourish.  

 

 


Historic MoU between the Ugandan and Israeli Medical Associations

 

Our work in Kiboga has led to the signing of a unique contract of cooperation between the Israel Medical Association (IMA) and the Uganda Medical Association (UMA). As part of this collaboration, additional Ugandan doctors will be placed in the hospital for a yearlong internship, during which he or she will work together with our doctors to improve the medical services in the hospital. The year-long internship ends in a two- weeks training in Israel that will be funded for the Ugandan doctor.

Watch Prof. Hagai’s remarks, Chairman of the IMA, to his Ugandan counterparts.

 

 

 

 

 

Planning a new clinic to prevent Cervical Cancer

 

Together with the gynaecological department in the hospital, we have decided to improve local capacities in the term of Cervical Cancer - the cancer with the highest prevalence in the region. A new innovative device for the early detection of Cervical Cancer was donated to the hospital. In addition,

 

two local midwives were designated to plan the clinic, including its renovation. We plan to recruit new doctors in 2019 to manage the clinic, and by that to have the entire clinic run by local staff.

 

 

Developing a malnutrition & malnourishing Clinic

 

As malnutrition & malnourishing are a major burden problem with expected 25%-50% of all the  children in Uganda by 2025.This problem as an impact on all the life circle and contributes to comorbidity in the future. A new follow up clinic started on July 2018 under the pediatric wing. this will be the first beginning of our involvement.up to now more then 50 babies and toddlers are observed.

 

 

 

 

      

 

Additional volunteer housing due to higher demand

Due to the growth of the project, we have managed to open, with the help of the Kiboga hospital and SBI Uganda, an additional accommodation for our volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delivering new technologies to Ugandan rural health system

 

Our project strives to solve local medical needs by using Israeli Medical-Technology.  More so, the technology aims to improve the management of health systems, and to ease the access of the locals to medical services.

In the last six months we have worked together to implement a telemedicine system across the region in order to connect rural clinics to the general hospital of Kiboga, allowing doctors to examine patients from a distance. In addition, we are promoting research for the detection of malaria using saliva instead of blood.

 

 

Delegation of Technion medical students in Kiboga

 

A group of 6 Technion students arrived to Kiboga in order to learn about medical development and capacity building, while experiencing work in unique conditions. The group worked together with our doctors and with local Ugandan medical staff in order to learn about their methods of detection and prevention of both tropical diseases and non-communicable diseases

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project in Numbers:

 

  • 11 volunteers’ doctors from Israel and 1from USA since January 2018

  • 6 volunteer nurses since January 2018

  • 6 volunteer medical students since January 2018

  • 500 regular patients in the Diabetic clinics since January 2018

  • 35 Ugandan medical staff have been trained since January 2018

  • Since we’ve started our capacity building monitoring:

    • 25% less morbidity rates among hospital patients.

    • 15% decrease in duration of hospital stay.

    • 55% fewer referrals due to inadequate local resources.

    • 90% decrease in mortality DU to Diabetes.

 

 


Looking to more information or volunteer?

 

Please read our pamphlet for volunteers (in Hebrew) and contact us for further information at: med_africa@britolam.org
Visit our website: https://www.ima-africa.org/

Join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Israeli.Medical.Aid.Uganda/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please reload

Featured Posts
פוסטים נבחרים

"Medicine on the Equator" continue to develop the "Kiboga Model" for NCDs capacity building

July 11, 2019

1/5
Please reload

Archive
ארכיון
Please reload

Follow Us
עקבו אחרינו
  • Facebook Basic Square

Contact us:

 

K

For volunteering: 

med_africa@britolam.org

Eli Wimpfheimer

Brit Olam, CEO

eliw@britolam.org

K

Brit Olam offices

27 Halechi, Bnei Brak 

Tel: +972 3 6194684

Fax: +972 3 6168797

K