Health Centre Updates

Opening of the Health Centre – 22nd March 2022

The construction of the Joy For Humanity Health Centre started on 7th April 2021.

This is a modern Health Centre offering high-quality healthcare services in Lwengo District with a financial model affordable for the local community.

On 22nd March 2022, we opened phase one of the health facility and started the provision of effective and affordable healthcare services in Kyazanga, Lwengo District.

This grand opening was graced by the Rt Hon Rukia Isanga Nakadama, 3rd Deputy Premier of Uganda, who represented the Rt. Hon Prime Minister of Uganda as Chief Guest. 

The Chief Guest was happy to learn that the health facility was going to provide high-quality services at terms favourable for the local people.  She asked the people of Lwengo to take care of this facility and maintain the established standard.

She also appreciated Joy For Humanity Uganda for serving the community with compassion and integrity and using the funds for the intended purpose. 

Joy For Humanity Patron, H.E. Edward K. Ssekandi, was represented at the opening by Mula Anthony, Policy Analyst to H.E. the Vice President of Uganda. In his speech, the Patron noted that it gives him delight to see that Joy For Humanity continues to support the Government in the areas of health and wellbeing, quality education and economic growth.

He appreciated the saving scheme idea for healthcare and the use of plastic bottle recycling to contribute to the local people’s healthcare income and also producing recycled items like road pavers.

He encouraged the leaders and people of Lwengo to support the health centre in all possible ways to make sure that it is sustainable to serve the people as intended. 

Chairman Joy For Humanity Uganda Ssekitoleko Richard appreciated the Joy For Humanity UK team for the fundraising efforts that resulted in establishing the modern health facility. He added that the people of Lwengo are very fortunate since most high-quality services are going to be provided at affordable fees in the District.

The Lwengo Assistant DHO, Dr Mugabi David, appreciated JFH for bringing high-quality health services closer to the people and also encouraged the people to comply with the ongoing health programmes like vaccinations.

The RDC of Lwengo Herman Ssentongo also appreciated the Joy For Humanity team’s incredible support and choice to have this health centre in Lwengo. He asked the people not to take the peace provided by the Government for granted as its vital for service delivery and development.

At the event, our partner Organisation Rural Inclusion CIC, launched the trail of the Ostrii platform. Jack Farren, Co-Founder and CEO of Rural Inclusion, informed the guests that the Ostrii platform is going to offer financial and digital education training on vital topics such as budgeting and bookkeeping, saving, credit and investments in Rural Communities Worldwide.

A Short video of the Joy For Humanity Health Centre

Staff Interviews – Feb 22

Finishing – February 2022

Terrazzo Floor Finishing – January 2022

Plastering, Floor – Dec, Jan 2022

Networking, Electricity, Plumbing – Nov – Dec 2021

Building Closing – Aug – Sept 2021

Community work during the health centre construction and accessing the health needs of the community

Roof Completed – 22nd June 2021

Roofing Process – June 2021

Walls Completed – 31st May 2021

Walls Being Built – May 2021

Foundations Laid – 18th April 2021

Health Centre Construction Launch – 7th April 2021

The Health Centre construction launch was attended by representatives from Lwengo District, including the Deputy Residential District Commissioner (President’s Office representative at the District), Deputy Local Council 5 Chairman, District Chief Administrative Officer, The District Health Inspector, The Catholic Parish Priest, Area Muslim imams, Pentecost Pastors

10 Chairmen from the pilot 16 villages and at least three people on the committee from each village.

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in Uganda, the numbers were limited to 200, and these were mainly District leaders and leaders from villages.

All the District leaders appreciated the efforts in starting the Health Centre construction. They promised their support throughout the entire process to ensure that the centre serves the people as intended.