TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE: ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME
Our vision is to see impoverished communities take ownership in a sustainable healthcare model, so that they become empowered to bring about long-term change and tangible improvements in their health and quality of life. Our mission is to provide quality, affordable healthcare to people in need. We have developed a model that provides affordable healthcare to the communities who need it most and does not require ongoing support to keep the doors open.
Each OneWorld Health medical center offers a full scope of healthcare services to the community, delivered by trained nationals and offered at a price point that is affordable to the overwhelming majority of the population. Patient fees offset the costs of running the clinic, eventually meeting or exceeding the total monthly operating costs.
We are driven by the conviction that we’re all created equal in the image of God, but not all of us are treated equally. We believe that where you are born should not determine whether you have the ability to meet basic human needs like healthcare.
By the year 2020, we plan to have 20 health centers throughout Uganda & Nicaragua
Whatever the health need, our patients are given the best quality healthcare in the region where they live and at a price they can afford. Not only do we have best in class staff and facilities, but the care they’re receiving is audited by partners like the Malaria Consortium and reviewed by our medical advisory committee of U.S. board certified physicians.
And something interesting happens when quality intersects with affordability.
Just thirteen months after opening our first healthcare center in Uganda, the patient fees began covering and then exceeding the operating costs of the project. Meaning that the project was 100% self-sustaining with no additional donor funding required for thousands of people to receive healthcare. All of our medical centers are designed to achieve 100% sustainability in 18 months or less.
Since opening our first sustainable medical center in January 2011, OneWorld Health has now provided care to nearly 150,000 patients in Uganda and Nicaragua. To support our long-term efforts at the project sites, more than 1,600 volunteers have given over 100,000 hours of their time to train our local staff and provide care to people in the communities we serve.
FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY
OneWorld Health exists to provide quality, affordable healthcare to people in need.