The African Community Centre for Social Sustainability (ACCESS) is a community-based organisation in the rural district of Uganda called Nakaseke. It was founded on the premise that everyone has a right to a healthy life. Our mission is to work with vulnerable people in resource-limited settings through provision of medical care, education and economic empowerment to create long lasting change that is owned by the entire community.
Each year, we focus on strengthening the activities of ACCESS in the areas of support for orphans and other vulnerable children (OVCs), nursing and midwifery education, medical care, family planning, innovative research and global health as well as infrastructure and human resource development.
Our Community Commitment
Through our education program, we welcomed 194 new students to our Nursing school and graduated 135 candidates who are now in the field providing services to rural (67% of graduates) and urban communities (31%). Our graduates address a critical professional healthcare worker shortage which currently hinders development. We
enrolled 103 children in our premier early childhood development program which fosters early childhood education, monitoring and continued sponsorship of 607 orphans and vulnerable children in primary secondary and tertiary institution
Our medical care services have greatly improved. In 2022 ,we are proud to have provided
services to 7,691 patients through outpatients’ services and 287 patients as admissions. We provided
family planning services to 38,086 community members in collaboration with our partners and had 504 children under-five yearscomplete their immunization schedules. We have also screened 3500 individuals for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as part of our community screening program which empowers community health workers to identify, screen and refer patients with Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).
ACCESS has done several community-based projects with the aim of providing education and encouraging a healthier, more self-sustainable life. Our three-pronged approach includes the provision of medical care, education, and economic empowerment, through a variety of programs.
ACCESS ANNUAL REPORTS