PROGRAMS & PROJECTS.
Bridge To Health aims to work in the most rural and impoverished communities, striving to build medical and dental care knowledge and increased healthcare capacity. Click the icons below to learn more about each program!
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WHERE WE WORK.
Bridge To Health currently operates in underserved rural communities in Kenya and Uganda. We provide both medical and dental care, improve healthcare delivery systems, train local healthcare teams and community health workers.
Rwanda & Ethiopia
With an evolving healthcare system, Kenya has made gains to improving access to healthcare throughout the country. With a healthcare goal of universal coverage for key services, including maternal, neonatal and child health services, Kenya is moving in the right direction of health access. However, like many African countries, Kenya struggles with limited resources and the ability to meet healthcare needs in rural areas due to limited staff. To help address this on a grassroots scale, Bridge To Health has been operating our medical and dental outreach in Kisumu, Kenya for three years, made possible through local partnerships. Working alongside the Community Health Workers (CHWs), who are not only essential to the sustainability of our outreaches but vital to the improved healthcare in their community work, Bridge To Health has worked in the Ober Kamoth and Nyamarimba communities providing programs in cancer screening, pediatric ultrasound, diabetes hypertension, and youth oral hygiene.
Although Uganda has come a long way in healthcare access, this country still struggles with providing medical and dental services to their rural populations. With one doctor for every 8,300 Ugandans and over 75% of the total population living in rural areas, the need to provide healthcare access to these communities is still great. Bridge To Health has been striving to make a sustainable difference in Uganda, conducting seven outreaches in rural communities over the past five years. As the first point of contact for rural populations, CHWs play an essential role in the success of these outreaches and the improved healthcare of these communities. Working alongside Bridge To Health volunteers, CHWs are provided with training by our healthcare professionals aimed at building their capacity by receiving well-rounded access to knowledge and healthcare delivery practices to incorporate in the daily work.
DATA FROM A TYPICAL 8 DAY OUTREACH.
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