Accessible medical care and information on topics like personal hygiene, prevention and recognising the symptoms of the main infectious diseases.
The aim of the Foundation’s activities is to make medical care accessible to all and, above all, to raise community awareness on topics like personal hygiene, prevention and recognising the symptoms of the main infectious diseases. In order to also reach the poorest families living in the most remote outskirts of Kampala, following a proposal from two young Ugandan doctors the Community Outreach project was launched in 2018: the BMC goes outside its own walls and sets up a field hospital in the various slums of the capital to provide free medical assistance to thousands of people: HIV tests, tests for malaria and tuberculosis, general check-ups, dental, gynaecological and eye health services, the distribution of medicines, hygiene kits, mosquito repellents and mosquito nets. On these days the healthcare personnel also organise information and prevention courses and, together with the general public, devote themselves to cleaning the houses and roads of the slums where rubbish piles up on a daily basis.
In 2019 we held 4 days in 4 different slums, Kisenyi, Kasokoso, Kiganda and Kitintale, visiting a total of 3,950 patients, as compared with 762 in 2018.