Kigezi Healthcare Foundation – Official Blog

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

Category Archives: Health Outreach

“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

Women’s Health & Nutrition Survey in Rubira, Kabale

By Amanda Gailey Last week, KIHEFO and the Child Family Health International (CFHI) students and I began the Nutrition and Women’s Health survey in Rubira. I had the privilege of adapting … Continue reading

June 18, 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

KIHEFO’s health camps reach Muko

Yesterday, volunteer doctors from KIHEFO and Canadian organisation To The World opened a health outreach camp in Muko Village, south western Uganda. It is the fourth such camp in two … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Journey through the impenetrable forest

Today we took our health outreach camps to Ruhija Village. It is a 45km journey that took our volunteer clinicians from KIHEFO and To The World right through the Bwindi … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment