Sustainable Health Care
Ongutoi Health Centre began as an emergency response to unmet health care needs, particularly maternity needs among the returnees from the LRA insurgency. HAGCM was asked for help, so in 2010 construction support started, as did staff and medicine support.
Today, approximately 1,000 patients receive care each month from this 25-building facility, including services such as emergency, inpatient, outpatient and surgical care, lab support and education for AIDS, Diabetes and much more, at no cost to patients since all service is provided from donations raised among HAGCM international partners.
Fruit for a future
An opportunity for long term sustainability has been presented to this region when a new fruit processing plant was installed only a few km from the centre. The factory requires much fruit for its operation, so HAGCM partners took action again, including good friends at Rotary Clubs International.
A nutured orange tree can provide fruit for 25 years and with an orchard of 3,000 trees, sustainability can be achieved. HAGCM and partners began (2018) with the first 384 trees, soon followed by another 404 trees (2019) supporting both with a unique water collection/storage system distributed through water conserving drip irrigation.
An investment of $10.00 per tree can provide health care for poor of this area for 25 years.
Health Centre began as an emergency response to unmet health care needs.