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 2020/2021.
We would want to thank you for the support you have continuously availed to the hospital as we all contribute towards attainment of a healthy and productive community. Your support has kept the hospital and her training sections afloat amidst the COVID-19 effects. .
Most of our staff and other priority groups in our catchment area have been fully vaccinated against COVID 19 including students got their 1st dose before the second lock down. We hastily occupied our new medical ward/ ICU due to surging cases of COVID-19 with daily average occupancy of 10 patients. Overall, 50/135 severely or critically ill patients were successfully managed at the facility while many more recovered under home based care with support from our community health team. My hearty thanks go to dedicated staff and all of you out there that respond to our incessant calls!
Service utilization has generally not recovered since the first lock down of March 2020, except for out-patient’s whose utilization registered an increase of 20% since February 2021 to a monthly average of 3,000 consultations. We have continued to offer specialized services in eye care, dental health, gynecology/obstetrics, general surgery, orthopaedics, palliative care, physiotherapy and long-term care for diabetes and hypertension. We have finally hit our child mortality target of 30/1000 live births. This has been possible by mobile Community Health Information System (mCHIS), which allows us to interact with the community in real-time.
The Epicenter for Emerging Infectious Disease Intelligence research project has kicked off in collaboration with university of California Davis. Our other local partners include Uganda Virus Research Institute, Gorilla doctors and Rugarama Hospital in Kabale. This, together with other ongoing studies, fits well in our research agenda and medium term ambition. is in line with our vision to become a research Centre.
With regard to health training; our two schoolsUganda Nursing School Bwindi, and Uganda College of Health Sciences; School of Clinical Medicine and Community Health, have now re-opened in a staggered manner. Two cohorts of students have been allowed to study on campus while others continue with online instruction until November as guided by the government. We are hopeful we shall meet our training objectives.
Despite some of these challenges, our spirits remain high to continue doing the best we can in all circumstances.
This year, we shared more joy to have won the philanthropic Prince of Monaco award for innovative philanthropy in health care and education.
We truly appreciate the support of all kinds that we get from you and we can only pledge to remain true to our cause of attaining a healthy and productive community, with equal access for equal health needs
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.