Another area where sisters have animated society is in health ministry. Life remains a precious gift any any threat to it, however slight, causes anxiety and insecurity. The sisters offer medical services and encouragement to the sick in hospitals as clinical officers, administrators and general staff at different levels. The sisters have also played vital roles as they participate in the activities of Community Based Health Care. This has greatly improved the health conditions of children, youth, old people and society at large.
Kyabirukwa health centre started as a sub-dispensary in 1964 by the White Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Good Counsel from Canada. Presently it is still under the administration of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Good Counsel of Mbarara. It is in Isingiro district in Mbarara Archdiocese, 48 kilometres from Mbarara Regional referral hospital.
General information, aims of Kyabirukwa health centre III
The above noted services we do them efficiently and we try to implement the Uganda minimum health care package (UMCP)
The health centre serves people from different areas referred from units in Isingiro district. Most of the patients are being sent to this health centre from different health units and private clinics. Because majority of people appreciate and trust our service delivery, we have many patients from far and near. Our health centre serves as a referral health unit in Isingiro district and there is no hospital in the district yet.
Therefore, we have many admissions compared to the size of our wards. Management and the entire community wish Kyabirukwa health centre to become a hospital since we already have most of the requirements though need to be expanded.
This is located in Rubaya – Kashari, Mbarara district.