Kigezi Healthcare Foundation – Official Blog

KIHEFO promotes local initiated solutions to fight disease, ignorance and poverty in southwestern Uganda

Category Archives: Community Partnership

“What’s On Your Plate?” Nutrition Counselling in the Community

“What’s on your plate?” asked KIHEFO counsellors and CFHI students last week to two different demographics: primary school students at Rubira School, and women and caretakers at the monthly Nutrition … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Community Health Camp in Kyikumbi – And the Difficulties it Brought

By Lauren Matera Today was one of the busiest days in Kabale so far, but it was also one of my most challenging and for a few reasons — my … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Constructing the Illness Experience – Traditional Medicine & Healing in Uganda

By Iris Mustich Today we went to visit one of KIHEFO’s community partners, a traditional healer, at his clinic on Lake Bunyonyi. The title of this article, “Constructing the Illness … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

No Ordinary Time – Reflections in Uganda

By Katherine Crabtree On my flight in to Uganda, I finished reading No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin, her bio of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Oh my goodness, what a fantastic … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

KIHEFO and CFHI Launch Community Health Project in Rubira

On Tuesday, April 22nd, KIHEFO’s community ambulance – packed with nursing staff, social workers, HIV counselors, a laboratory assistant and boxes filled with drugs and medications – navigated the rocky … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mothers and Daughters Give Thanks to TO the World and KIHEFO

The following story was documented and written by Toronto-based medical student, Nikki Fischer, who recently wrapped up two months volunteering with KIHEFO in Kabale, Uganda. On the first day of … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The importance of health education

One of KIHEFO’s major challenges is to fight ignorance and better educate people about their healthcare. Over the weekend, KIHEFO held a health outreach clinic at a church in Kabale, … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Partnership with Child Family Health International

KIHEFO has recently secured a partnership with a San Francisco-based global education organization called Child Family Health International (CFHI), as a local partner and hosting-site for international health science students … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

At the Forest’s Edge – Conducting HIV Testing Outreach with Nature Uganda

KIHEFO’s HIV Outreach team, including nurses, counselors and family planning service providers, have been busy over the past two weeks conducting HIV testing and counseling outreaches in rural locations in … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment