Our Medical Clinic
The clinic provides primary care, emergency services, laboratory testing, pre/post-natal, family planning, maternity services, vaccinations, and community health education through medical outreaches.
Our primary focus is on maternal care community health and helping families thrive—the clinic functions 24/7 with two doctors and 30 staff members.
supporting the families
The Cries of a Child opened Cornerstone Clinic in June 2016 during a huge malaria epidemic where there were deaths all around us. Our vision for the clinic is to provide excellent and compassionate care to the surrounding population through the love of God. The clinic provides primary care, emergency services, laboratory testing, pre/post-natal, family planning, maternity services, vaccinations, and community health education through medical outreaches. It has an 18-bed hospitalization ward with an ambulance service in case of transfers.
We believe by having a well-run, well-staffed, and well-stocked medical clinic in Bukeye, we can strengthen the local health system by providing excellent services. These services focus on primary care, maternity care, and community health as the building blocks of improving a family’s ability to thrive, which will fill in some of the gaps in the local health system. We believe that these practice areas are core to elevating the population’s health and strengthening the foundations of the health system in Bukeye as a whole. We will seek the opportunity to work in partnership with the other nearby health centers and establish ourselves as a center of training, innovation, and information-sharing to raise the level of care offered across the commune.
Our patient visits are about 2,000 per month with some people traveling from the surrounding provinces by foot for hours to reach us. When people come, we hope they encounter God and His love and healing touch for them. Glory be to God; many have testified of just that!
In June 2018, we opened a new program called Amagara Meza that offers free care for children under the age of 5 and pregnant mothers to give birth in the surrounding two mountains with the vision to expand our reach in the near future. The mountains of Gahaga and Gaharo have a population of over 11,000 people and are a very poverty-stricken region. In the first three months, we treated 1,426 children under five for free and registered 172 pregnant mothers in the Amagara Meza program.
Empowering the Community
At Cornerstone Clinic, we believe in holistic care, pray with our patients, share the gospel, and create an atmosphere of peace, healing, and hope. We believe our actions of providing compassionate and excellent care express God’s love for them. What an amazing opportunity to encourage and treat people within the community who are sick, weary, and in need of healing.
Currently, we are building a Women’s Maternity wing, which will dramatically increase our ability to open up to the broader community for maternal care. We will be able to provide comprehensive pre and post-natal care, natural births, as well as Cesarean sections for complications and neonatal services for premature babies. Simultaneously, we hope to continue developing our community health worker program to allow the clinic to reach further into the community.
Our Doctors Empowering Doctors Program helps support our vision of caring for the most vulnerable. A commitment to this program ensures the work of our doctors and medical staff continues uninterrupted and timely for the most vulnerable people in the world. Our commitment to you is to keep you updated on the happenings at Cornerstone Clinic, including monthly statistics and impact stories that show how lives are being transformed every day, in every way. I
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