Welcome to Kyetume CBHC

Building stronger, healthier communities in rural Uganda.

Who We Are

The Kyetume CBHC team is comprised of doctors, nurses, counselors, program officers and administrative staff who are dedicated to serving their community.

What We Do

Kyetume CBHC staff provide community development services that promote medical treatment, HIV prevention, women`s empowerment, economic development and child welfare.

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Welcome to Kyetume CBHC Programme in Mukono

A locally owned and operated Ugandan NGO

Who we ARE

Kyetume Community Based Health Care Programme is a grassroots organization that offers health and socio-economic development services to vulnerable households and communities in Mukono and Kibaale Districts.

What we DO

Each program supported by the organization falls under one of these six areas of intervention areas: Community Health, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Palliative Care, Sexual Health and Rights Promotion, Orphans and Vulnerable Children Support, Gender Based Violence Prevention and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

Where we ARE GOING

Kyetume CBHC is seeking to scale out our health services in Kibaale District through the construction of a permanent health center in the village of Kyakuterekera. This will allow community members to access quality and affordable medical services on daily basis rather than exclusively during organization outreaches to the area.

Health Outreaches

For those in Mukono District who are beyond the reach of either health clinic, we also conduct health outreaches in outlying communities, providing essential services such as HIV testing and counseling, CD4 level testing, child growth monitoring, immunizations and family planning method distribution.

Child Welfare Support

All children and households that are beneficiaries of our Orphans and Vulnerable Children programs are monitored by 25 child care workers (CCWs) trained by Kyetume CBHC. These CCWs provide psycho-social support and HIV care to the children and their families, supervise children`s adherence to their medications and teach caretakers best practices for raising vulnerable children.

Anti-Retroviral Therapy and Palliative Care

Kyetume CBHC offers HIV testing and counseling at both of its health clinics and voluntary testing and counseling outreaches in isolated villages. Additionally, we support a variety of other activities to prevent the spread of HIV and to help those who have tested positive to live meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Village Savings and Loans Associations

Through the Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) program, rural villagers meet as a group each week and encourage each other to contribute a percentage of their earnings to the communal savings fund. Once sufficient funds have been accrued by the group, loans can be distributed amongst group members. These loans are used to cover school fees, pay medical expenses or expand businesses.

Gender Based Violence Prevention

Kyetume CBHC works at the community level to educate men and women about the dangers of gender based violence and work towards eliminating violence against women in Uganda.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

At Kyetume CBHC, we routinely test the various water sources in the surrounding communities to understand the quality of water that is available in those areas. This information is shared with village members through community dialogues where they are informed about the level of treatment necessary to make their drinking water safe.