As a truly grass roots organizations we provide compassionate healthcare services to more than 700 people per month and deliver +30 babies per month on a budget of less than $50,000 per year.

Our Mission

At Grace Family Health Centre we recognize the dignity and worth of every person and are dedicated to providing equal access to compassionate and affordable healthcare services. 

Grace Family Health Centre Statistics 2018

 Join Us and Help Save Lives

HElp US provide families with affordable Healthcare Services and women with a safe birthing environment. Together we can

  • Reduce child, infant and child mortality rates

  • Prevent mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDs

  • Help families take control of their reproductive health

  • Decrease infection rates of immunization preventable diseases

  • Improve access to low-cost, quality assured medications


BackGround

The lifetime maternal mortality risk in Uganda is 1 in 49.  In Canada it is 1 in 5200.   This shocking disparity is largely due to a shortage of healthcare centers and properly trained medical attendants.   Many women die giving birth at home, unassisted and in unhygienic conditions.  Likewise, infant and child mortality rates remain high, with children dying from preventable diseases such as   malaria, perinatal and early neonatal conditions.  HIV education programs have successfully reduced  infections rates but the risk for AIDS is still high, particularly for mother to child transmission.  

At Grace Family Health Centre we view access to affordable health care as a basic human right.  We strive to provide quality care to every person who enters our door. There is a no charge for consultations, a small fee for laboratory services  and medications are offered at a low-price. Patients who can not afford fees can apply to work in exchange for free services.  In this way we assure equal access to everyone.

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
— Dalai Lama XIV

Village Mothers & Fathers Program

 Our Village Mother Program was co-created  in February 2017 by our Director,  midwifes, and concerned local women with the intent of building trust and strengthening the working relationship between nurses, midwives and expectant mothers. Eight ‘Village Mothers’ were elected and agreed to

  • move through their communities to speak one-on-one with women and counsel them about the services offered

  • work hand in hand with our medical staff to mobilize weekly outreaches

  • Support and mentor HIV+ mothers

To compensate Village Mothers we arranged to provide a small incentive for every new prenatal patient referred and for each outreach organized. This helped build local sustainability and empowered our Village Mothers with a small income to independently care for their own families.

In 2018/2019 we expanded our Village Mothers Program and

  • added women from 2 outlying communities

  • invited 4 Village Fathers to join us with the goal of increasing paternal involvement and improving birth outcomes by offering knowledge resources for maternal care to expectant fathers

  • started offering fathers a small incentive to accompany their partners to the clinic with the aim of breaking down barriers that label childbirth as a “women’s issue” and getting women to the clinic in the early stage of labour

By encouraging men and women to work cooperatively to meet the needs of their communities, we are building relationships that promote recognition, mutual respect and collaboration.  By creating a bridge into the community and allowing mothers to experience compassionate care in a medical setting, we are building trust one mother at a time, and as our reputation develops, it continues to ripple out.


Grace Family HEalth centre provides the following Medical services:

  • Free Consultations

  • Free Family Planning & Contraceptives

  • Free HIV Counseling, Testing & Support

  • Free Immunizations & Well Baby Clinics

  • Free Prenatal & Postnatal Care

  • Free Mamma Kits

  • Low Cost Laboratory Testing

  • Low Cost, Quality Assured Medications

  • Free Ambulance Services

  • Free Cervical Cancer Screening