Working to improve healthcare in remote villages involves a lot of motorcycle rides.
In Uganda people who live in remote areas have trouble accessing basic healthcare. There are clinics and doctors, but patients often have to travel far, which can be expensive and time-consuming.
Uganda has clinics, medical professionals, and a lot of services available to citizens free or at reasonable prices. While there may not be health workers near many villages, there are many ways to reach the people who live there.
We work closely with health workers to address problems that they see every day, such as overcrowding at clinics, people living with HIV/AIDS who fall off treatment, lack of knowledge with patients, and difficulty reaching remote places.
Health Access Connect links Ugandans living in remote areas with healthcare resources.
Link to Healthcare
Our programmes fix the problems of distribution while utilizing resources (health workers, medicine, community groups) already available in the country.
Collaborate to Innovate
Reaching people in remote areas is not easy. We spend our time meeting with health workers and community members to understand their problems and brainstorm solutions.
We facilitate relationships among health centres, community groups, and other service providers. Building their coordination can have lasting effects.
Working with and empowering community groups is at the center of our work. We spend A LOT of time in meetings in remote villages discussing challenges and opportunities in public health.
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Our Board and staff are made up of people with backgrounds in public health, community organizing, communications, and startup development.
Deo "Mpola Mpola" Miiro
Field Officer, Kalangala District
Board Chairperson, Global Public Health Practitioner
Board Member, Government & Organizational Development Expert