The EKFS (Else Kröner Fresenius Stiftung) medical-humanitarian funding was established in September 2016 in Nakaseke district of Uganda to promote patient-centered care for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), in order to foster the development of a Center of Excellence for NCDs in rural Uganda. A full report of our activities from September 2017 to September 2018 has been compiled and presented separately. Major events in the past year have been the training of 27 health care workers (HCWs); establishment of a rural NCD clinic at Nakaseke General Hospital; development of NCD charts approved by the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH), training of 20 Community
Health Workers (CHWs), integration of CHW model into NCD care program; testing the feasibility of NCD Pocket Doktor booklets on 100 selected participants with NCDs in Nakaseke. We have developed, translated and field-tested Pocket Doktor booklets for hypertension, diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease.
We currently provide chronic care to over 300 patients through the newly established NCD clinics at Nakaseke and Life care center. We have trained 7 students in global health from Uganda, USA and Germany. We set up the NCD fellowship program in collaboration with the Uganda Ministry of Health and our first candidate is finishing in this year. We continue to offer scholarships to nursing students with 3 new candidates selected for the awards. As a way of reaching out to the community, we have adopted this CHW model to disseminate NCD-related health education, screen for NCDs and refer community members diagnosed with NCDs to Nakaseke NCD clinic and ACCESS life care center. In addition, the program has also strengthened NCD global health education component through supporting both local and international fellows. Recently we hosted three medical students from Makerere University College
of Health Sciences through Makerere University-Yale University collaboration (MUYU) programme. We also hosted one student from Yale School of Medicine, USA and one student from Germany.
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