OUR UGANDA MEDICAL CENTERS
Uganda boasts the third highest birthrate in the world coupled with a physician density more than 20 times lower than that of the United States. In an effort to increase accessibility to medical care for the growing population, OneWorld Health utilizes a unique cluster strategy to meet the need for primary care and specialized services. The model is designed around a fully functional hospital that is surrounded by satellite medical centers. The hospital is located in a more densely populated area while the satellite clinics are positioned in rural communities.
Our first medical center in Uganda, Masindi Kitara Medical Center, opened in January 2011. The first phase of that project, an outpatient clinic, started with a small but talented team of 9 Ugandan health and administrative professionals. In the five years since, that team has grown to more than 40 full-time staff and we have added an inpatient ward, maternity ward and surgical theater. In April 2016, the campus expanded once again to include a diagnostic and community health center through our partnership with USAID.
In February 2016, a second medical center was opened in the community of Bulima that will provide outpatient services to the community with the ability to refer more specialized care back to MKMC. In similar form, a third medical center will open by the close of 2016 to serve the community of Kijunjubwa.