Our goal is to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, under- fives mortality and total fertility rate through, quality ante-natal and post-natal care, safe deliveries for all women in our catchment area, improved access to all gynecological services, youth friendly services and all individuals having access to Family Planning.
Bwindi Community Hospital is a referral facility for maternal health for the 300,000 people in Kanungu District. We have an Obstetrician /Gynecologist with a robust team of doctors and experienced midwives to deal with complications related to sexual reproductive health in the region.
Every month the hospital receives around 40 referrals of pregnant women. These women often present with complications, sometimes requiring emergency caesarian section.
More than 300 women a month attend pregnancy clinics and close to 170 women each month choose to deliver at BCH. Some women come a few weeks before labour and stay in the Waiting Mother’s Hostel.
We offer high quality prenatal services to an average of 250 mothers per month and every mother has a privilege of getting at least two Ultra Sound Scans done.
The mothers receive a complete package of Antenatal care services including HIV testing for Elimination of mother to child HIV transmission (EMTCT), Syphilis testing, iron and folic acid supplementation.
We have established strong linkages with the community working closely with the community structures including leaders and village health teams to improve birth preparedness and service uptake.All mothers deliver under a skilled midwife and an obstetrician. 40 % of those who deliver take up postpartum family planning.
The USAID RHITES SW project has supported our services to improve service quality through initiating quality improvement projects on care for the preterm and strengthening partograph use for monitoring mothers in labour.