Engeye was founded in 2007 with a goal of providing quality and dignified primary health care to the people of Ddegeya Village and surrounding communities. Today, the health care services that Engeye provides has expanded to include a 24 hour maternity center, outreach to patients unable to travel to Engeye, and monthly public health trainings to the government supported and volunteer Village Health Teams. Engeye is always striving to improve the health of it’s community. Read more about our health programs below!
The Engeye Health Clinic serves the community in and around the village of Ddegeya, located in Lwengo District. We are currently staffed year-round with Ugandan clinicians and support staff. The Clinic provides primary health care including acute and chronic disease management, preventive health care and immunizations, HIV testing and counseling, and family planning services. Our goal is to continue to build partnerships that improve the community through health education, and to increase local human resources capacity to expand our impact.
The Engeye Maternity Center was opened in July 2018 through the efforts of many partners to meet a community identified need for safer, compassionate, and accessible maternity care. Our team of midwives lead the prenatal, delivery, postnatal, and early child health services. We continue to collaborate with the Ministry of Health on malaria prevention initiatives and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. We are working to grow local continuing education to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.
Sometimes those who need medical services have difficulty reaching care. The Engeye clinical team hold a monthly outreach clinic held in a community home to deliver continuity of care for those who can’t travel easily. We also reach out as needed when resources are available to check on the elderly and shut-ins.
Village Health Team
We have been partnering with our local parish Village Health Team members since 2012 to address the most common illnesses and community-identified health concerns. The incredible volunteers are dedicated advocates for their communities. We work together to help our neighbors better understand how to prevent illnesses and when to seek treatment. We feel that by educating our community, we are empowering them to live healthier lives.
Support Engeye's Health Programs
While Engeye does receive some revenue from a sliding fee scale of patient contributions, the majority of operating funds come from individual donations from its supporters in the US. Help Engeye empower the people of Ddegeya through good health by donating today!