We ensure transparency and accountability to the community and our donors. The Hospital accounts are externally audited every year and the auditors’ reports published.
What we need most is support that will help us to reduce our donor dependency rate as we continue the journey to a sustainable status.
Visitors who want to give something back to the community after their visit have funded most of the buildings in the Hospital.
The Hospital welcomes visitors and works with tour camps, tour operators & drivers, the Ugandan Wildlife Authority and community walk guides to encourage visitors who are interested to learn about what we do.All our services are greatly subsidized to enable the poorest of the poor access health care irrespective of their financial or geographic means.
We are a private not- for- profit community hospital. Most of the running costs of the Hospital come from donations, grants, and gifts from individuals, organisations and Foundations. Currently, 42% of BCH US$ 1.2 million annual operating budget is raised from the community local collections (user fees and insurance), and subsidy from the Ugandan government. This has been because of the hospital’s deliberate efforts to reduce donor dependence from 95% seven-years ago to 58% today. Our goal is to increase local collections to at least 60%.
Summary of current annual report
We welcome you to our 19th edition of the annual report.
We would like to express our gratitude on behalf of Bwindi Community Hospital for your unwavering support towards our cause. Due to your continuous support, we are now headed to become a full-fledged referral hospital with ICU care services. We would like to thank Rotary International, Abercrombie and Kent Philanthropy (AKP) and Project Cure for supplying us with some of the intensive care unit equipments. We are also grateful to those who have so far contributed towards acquiring an oxygen plant that would ensure continuous oxygen flow for the patients that need oxygen therapy.
As the world gets back to normal after the enormous effects of COVID-19 we continue to see an improvement in service delivery as compared to the previous year. It is important to note that;
Out-patient consultations increased to 37496 compared to 17,805 for the previous year .
Under 5 mortality reduced from 30/1000 live births to 22.7/1000 live births in the last year. This has been achieved through mobile Community Health Information System (mCHIS) which allows us to interact with the community in real-time .
Maintained less than 1% for malnutrition thanks to the dedicated staff of the child department.
Conducted a total of 1,081 deliveries, and 44.3% of these were mothers who had stayed in the waiting hostel with an increased number of live babies at discharge from 95% to 98.7%
Increased family planning intake to 2609 clients compared to 2271 clients in the last financial year. Of these (35.7%) took long term 1608, (61.6%) took short term and 16 (0.6%) permanent methods.
Over 330 mothers have benefitted from mothers’ waiting home skilling project.
Our research program is making good progress. We currently have two studies that are ongoing; The Emerging Infectious Disease Intelligence research project in partnership with university of California Davis and Antimicrobial Resistance in under-5 children with Colgate University. These projects are in accordance with our long-term goal of becoming a research center.
With regard to health training; our two schools Uganda Nursing School Bwindi and Uganda College of Health Sciences; School of Clinical Medicine and Community Health, we had our 2nd graduation ceremony in August 2022 and over 450 students received their certificates and diplomas in nursing and midwifery.
We would be honored if you could continue reading to learn more about our community impact.
Each year we conduct a Household Survey, measuring things like the percentage of people we serve sleeping under mosquito nets and whether or not children in our catchment area have been immunised. We collect this information in order to guide our future work, so that we know which areas we are succeeding in, and which areas we need to work harder.
A comparative study of HIV risk factors and health care utilization between the batwa pygmies and surrounding Communities of Kanungu District, South west Uganda.