for a healthier today and a promising future
Uganda's healthcare statistics are staggering. A Ugandan woman has a 1 in 23 lifetime risk of dying in childbirth, and 54 out of 1,000 babies will die before they reach their first birthday.
There is great opportunity for impact in Uganda and Raise the Roof Academy is uniquely positioned to act. Our cornerstone health program in Bwasandeku is emerging as a comprehensive health clinic. Our school nurse oversees the urgent care of our students, schedules doctor visits, organizes health workshops and annual community-wide health clinics, makes check-ups to house-bound students, and leads a team of Village Health Workers.
The services we provide include primary care, maternal and child health, mental health, the prevention and treatment of HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and other infectious diseases, and a growing non-communicable disease program.