GlobeMed at the University of Missouri-Kansas City partners with KCBHCP to help solve the health, education and economic problems facing the people of Mukono South.
GlobeMed at UMKC + Kyetume Community Based Health Care Programme
GlobeMed at the University of Missouri – Kansas City | Kansas City, Missouri
Kyetume Community Based Health Care Programme (KCBHCP) | Mukono, Uganda
As of 2013, Uganda was the leading country with the youngest population in the world, with 50% of the population being under the age of 14.
“From building partnerships with grassroots organizations, to immersing our students in a passion for social change, GlobeMed has been the path to achieve our greatly-sought dream of global health equity.”
– Melony Chakrabarty,
About the Partnership
Kyetume Community Based Health Care Programme (KCBHCP) aims to inﬂuence the physical, socio-economic and spiritual behavior of local residents in the Mukono district of Uganda. Through provision of health care prevention and treatment services, community outreach and education, water and sanitation, and programs in empowerment, micro-finance and psycho-social support, KCBHCP uses an integrated community-based, integrated health care approach to help solve the health, education and economic problems facing the people of Mukono South.
With the assistance of GlobeMed and other partners, Kyetume Community Based Health Care Program will be a building a Level II Health Center in Kyakuterekera village in Kibaale District, Uganda. Kibaale is the least urbanized district in all of Uganda and it is very difficult for remote, rural villagers in Kyakutereka to reach the nearest government health facility. The partnership believes the focus must be on bringing services to the people rather than people to the services in order to curb preventable death and disability. It is their belief that by providing quality, affordable health care, the people of Kyakutereka will live longer, healthier, more productive lives. GlobeMed at UMKC will be involved in assisting in the pre‑construction phase of this project. Grassroots Onsite Work (GROW) interns will assist in documenting the construction, taking needs assessments of the community, developing monitoring and evaluation tools to assess the impact of the health center.
Globemed at UMKC hopes to raise $6,000 this year to advance the completion of the health care center in Kibaale. This health care center will provide the people of Kibaale with the necessary medical resources.