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Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) with support from USAID donated an X-ray machine Inverter board worth USD 10,500 to Comboni Hospital on the 3 August 2023. The donation was received by the district leadership in the presence of Comboni Hospital administration at the district headquarter.
While receiving the donation, the district chairperson Jafari Basajabalaba hailed UPMB for the continued support in promotion of health services in the district. Handing over the donation, Dr Mugisha Dan said, UPMB had learnt that X-ray services at Comboni hospital had been paralyzed for more than 2 years due to the damaged inverter board and it prompted the donation. “The X-ray machine at the facility is used to diagnose a number of conditions including diagnosis for TB and bones fractures”, said Dr Kyangwa Joseph, the Medical Superintendent Comboni hospital. The restored machine will support in TB screening among children and people living with HIV/AIDS.
In attendance was the District Vice Chairperson, CAO, Principal Assistant Secretary, District Health Officer, District TB and Leprosy Supervisor and the District Information Officer. Comboni Hospital was Represented by the Hospital Administrator and Principal Nursing Officer. UPMB was represented by the TB Advisor and Dr Patrick Musinguzi – Care & Treatment Specialist. Pacific Diagnostics LTD was represented by their Biomedical engineer. The district leadership greatly appreciation the UPMB and USAID investment in the district. The district leadership greatly appreciated the UPMB and USAID investment in the district. The leadership also appreciated similar support that was previously provided to Ishaka Adventist Hospital in form of a Power Backup system
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UPMB currently has a Network of 317 faith based private not for profit health facilities (including Hospitals, Health Facilities and 18 Health Training Institutions) spanning over five decades of experience in serving vulnerable communities in Uganda with a common goal of providing preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative affordable, good quality health care to Ugandans regardless of ethnicity and religious creed. Their presence is strong in rural areas reaching the most marginalized and vulnerable groups of society.
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EFACE is a five-year (2020-2025) Cooperative Agreement (CA) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implemented by Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) in Kampala and Masaka regions under the Faith Community Initiatives. It is currently in year 2 of implementation. The supported Private Not For Profit (PNFPs) are registered under the Church of Uganda (Anglican church), Seventh Adventist and Pentecost church.
AIM: Strengthen the technical and institutional capacity of FBOs/CBOs/PNFPs to complement the existing efforts by GOU, Development Partners, Civil Society and other stakeholders to attain and sustain epidemic control in Uganda by 2020 and beyond through 5 strategic objectives:
Improving coordination with ministries, decentralized health authorities and FBOs/PNFP structures
GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE: Project is implemented in two CDC regions of Kampala and Masaka across two cities and 4 districts: Kampala and Masaka Cities, Wakiso, Mpigi, Kalungu, and Lwengo districts respectively. The project currently supports 18 PNFP health facilities.
On August 12, 2020, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a USD 50 million Five-year Cooperative Agreement (CA) to Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) to implement the LSD project in the five USAID regions of East Central, Eastern, Acholi, Lango and South western Uganda. Through this CA, UPMB as a prime in partnership with Baylor Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and Most At Risk Populations (MARPI) will provide managerial, financial and technical assistance to Private Not-For Profit Organizations (PNFPs) including Faith Based and Civil Society Organizations to continue providing quality HIV/TB services, and strengthen capacity for ownership and sustainability in furtherance of the Government of Uganda and PEPFAR efforts towards attaining the goal of reaching and maintaining HIV epidemic control by 2020, and ending AIDS by 2030.
Specifically, the project supports PNFPs to address gaps through optimization of high yielding HIV Testing and Counseling Service approaches, provision of HIV/TB care and treatment, improve retention and viral suppression, scale up services to reach men and key populations, and strengthen the PNFP institutional capacity and quality for sustainable service delivery.
Leveraging faith-based structures:
Building institutional capacity and strengthening sustainability:
Support for community structures
Coordination with USAID implementing partners and the public Health system:
Accelerate HIV/AIDS epidemic control in Fort Portal Region dubbed ACE FORT, is a five-year project implemented in the Fort Portal Region within a consortium of Baylor Uganda as the prime Partner, Inter Bureau Coalition (UPMB, UCMB, UOMB, & UMMB) and Women’s Organization Network for Human Rights Advocacy (WONETHA) as sub partners. With funding from Baylor-Uganda, The Inter Bureau Coalition/Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) supports 35 Private not for Profit (PNFP) health facilities across nine districts in Rwenzori region under the ACE Fort project.
UPMB sub-grants 35 PNFPs and provides technical assistance in; Prevention, Care and treatment, Strategic Information, Laboratory services Management, Medicines & Supply Chain, Community Facility Frame work, implement Uganda Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Point of Care (POC), facility-based Echo Zoom platform and HMIS Periodic reporting. OVC programing through three health facilities (Virika, Kabarole & Kagando Hospitals) in 2 sub-counties of South Division in Kabarole district and Kisinga in Kasese district.
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