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 annual report for the financial year 2019/2020.
We would like to thank you all for the continued unparalleled support for our mission.
Each year, our dreams grow bigger and wider to meet the challenges of the day and the future, and with renewed confidence, because of people like you and many others that truly hope for a better world. A world where people are healthy and productive, free form preventable diseases and with excellent services accessible to all.
The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic underpins the fact that our connection is intricate on this planet and with so much that, we can do together for the benefit of humanity.
The pandemic caught most of us unprepared and anxiously braced for tougher and unpredictable times ahead. However, in a special way, I want to thank you all for the overwhelming support you have continued to offer the hospital and to her health training programs in clinical medicine & community health, nursing, and midwifery that has helped us to keep our footing!.
Our patient care services have continued uninterrupted, even with doorstep delivery of medicines to our most disadvantaged clients so much so that slightly more than the usual number of expecting mothers waited from our hostel, during challenging circumstances of lockdown.
This year, malaria in the outpatients’ department was at its lowest ever of 1% from over 30% it used to be 10 years ago, thanks to the dedicated community health program. Our success rate for TB treatment last year improved to 98%, and all clients that tested positive for HIV were started on treatment with viral load suppression of 93%.in regard to Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, we registered less than 1% bringing us very close to our target of zero.
We enabled safe deliveries to over 1,400 mothers throughout the year of which 40% stayed in our maternity waiting home so they can be attended to as soon as they go into labor. Each waiting mother stays, on average, for 10 days during which time we started training them to make products such as baby hats, clothes, re-usable sanitary pads, baby blankets among others which they sale for an income. Over 50 mothers have so far benefited from this program.
Uganda Nursing School Bwindi, and Uganda College of Health Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and Community Health, closed in March due to COVID-19 lockdown. However, online instruction continued with periodic assessments to maintain academic excellence.
On front of research, we have had one study protocol cleared for evaluation of maternal and child health improvement by use of an interactive electronic platform linking health providers and the community, and another for antimicrobial resistance. These will inform both our clinical and public health interventions in the area.
We feel privileged if you can read on for more of what we achieved together.
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.
Every financial year we are audited externally, currently BVL & Co Certified Public Accountants (Kampala), and results shared with our stakeholders.