The Clare Nsenga Foundation funded the construction of and continued operation of a Level-2 Health Center in Cyanika, Uganda. The original clinic building consists of two treatment rooms, a community education room, dispensary, and laboratory space. The clinic was donated to the Government of Uganda in 2007 to be integrated into the national health system. Transportation to the district hospital is available for acute medical and surgical cases via the CNF ambulance.
As a site that is integrated with the Ugandan Ministry of Health District Services, the CNF clinic serves as a focal point for community health programs, childhood vaccination, and social support programs. The clinic sees approximately 1500 clinic visits per month. 80% are children and 50% come from neighboring Rwanda, only 1/2 kilometer away.
Through collaborations with Saint Thomas Catholic Church in Southington,
Connecticut, the clinic has been expanded in 2018 to a level 3 facility with the addition of laboratory facilities, staff housing, and a maternity/birthing center. Our goal is to increase services by addition of inpatient medical and pediatric units to continue to serve the needs of the Kisoro district and the catchment area of southern Chahi subcounty in Uganda, as well as patients from neighboring Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.