St. Grace Foundation for Education and Development working in health and education opened its doors in 2013 in response to the overwhelming burden of the HIV epidemic, accident victims, high rate of child mortality rate due lack of health facilities and treatment services to the underprivileged people from the regions adjacent to Namutumba district where St. Grace Foundation for Education and Development is situated. The foundation started from a very small seed of 30 clients and has now grown substantively into a big tree with more than 500 clients enrolled as at January 2020.
The health sector currently provides the following services to its clients:
- HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) Services
- Integrated HIV/TB Comprehensive Care and Treatment for Adult and Paediatric patients.
- Antenatal and Postnatal Care for HIV Infected Mothers
- Cervical Cancer Screening among HIV infected Women
- Discordant Couple Counselling,
- Nutritional Counselling and Support Services
- Community Outreach
- X-ray/ultra-sound scan
- Emergency medicine
- Medical laboratory services
- Bedside nursing
- Child health
- Ambulance services
- Accident and emergency unit
St. Grace Foundation for Education and Development has a strong network within the community comprising of 15 Adult Community Health Volunteers, 7 Youth Champions and a community health mobiliser. Our volunteers act as community watchdogs and are at the frontline providing health services in the community. The longstanding community relationships they have fostered enable them to serve as a link between the local community and St. Grace Foundation for Education and Development.
St. Grace Foundation for Education and Development has an Accident & Emergency Unit which caters for accident victims along Mbale- Iganga Road and it has grown in its reputation to become one of the leading Accident & Emergency Units in Namutumba district. The sector boasts of high experience in treatment of car accidents, disaster management, tropical diseases, poisons, and others.