Village Health Works Programs

We treat and prevent illness through primary health care services integrated with education, sustainable agriculture and economic development programs. Our team includes nearly 500 full and part-time employees and 1000 community volunteers and we serve 200,000 men, women and children in Kigutu and the surrounding area.

 

HEALTH

  Devon is a 6-year-old girl who was dying of pneumonia and tuberculosis. Our clinic was able to treat her successfully, supporting her labored breathing via oxygen. Like many of our discharged patients, Devon received follow-up visits from our Community Health Workers to ensure she had no relapse of symptoms. She is now a healthy, active girl and is happily attending school.

Devon is a 6-year-old girl who was dying of pneumonia and tuberculosis. Our clinic was able to treat her successfully, supporting her labored breathing via oxygen. Like many of our discharged patients, Devon received follow-up visits from our Community Health Workers to ensure she had no relapse of symptoms. She is now a healthy, active girl and is happily attending school.

Healthcare is at the center of everything we do because our patients are the very heart of why we exist. Every day we advance hope, dignity, and prosperity through health.

The health care that Village Health Works provides on our Kigutu campus and throughout the community is the core of our programming and vision. Our clinical programs focus on both prevention and treatment across five care departments: maternal and infant health, child health, non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases, and mental health.

In 2017, we saw demand for services continue to rise. Largely due to expanded outreach and education efforts, births attended by skilled health professionals increased significantly and the percentage of women breastfeeding their infants is at an all-time high. We are serving more patients in our surrounding area and we look forward to serving them more effectively via our new hospital facility.


Health Impact (2017)