With its headquarter located in Kampala the capital city of Uganda, the activities of St John Uganda are implemented by the 12 staff and a network of volunteers scattered in different localities in the country. The major activities include the provision of first aid services, ambulance services, home-based care services, road safety services, public health services, maternal, new born and child health services plus supply of medical appliances.

 

Services

First Aid Training

St John Uganda's core service is to provide First aid training and care. They have highly skilled and qualified trainers who provide quality training to commercial enterprises as well as charity trainings to communities. In a period of less than 10 years, they have trained over 20,000 people country wide and the figure is expected to proliferate over the years.

 

Ambulance Service

St John Uganda have 4 ambulances in Kampala, which deliver a vital life saving service to the citizens. Their ambulance technicians have trained to international standards and continue to update their skills through refresher courses provided by their partners -St John Ambulance England.

 

Mother and Baby Programme

St John Uganda is supporting the local government’s efforts to improve the availability of timely and essential care for pregnant women and new mothers with babies.

 

Volunteers make door-to-door visits to support expectant and new parents, encourage them to use medical services early and often enough. St John also supplies a basic package of support to local clinics. In remote villages, where health services are not available, our volunteers work together with local health staff to provide outreach clinics.

 

In the first two years after its launch, our Mother and Baby programme reached a total of 9,000 people in Uganda with low-cost and high quality activities.

 

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Mother and Baby Programme

 

Community Home Based Care

At the community level, St John Uganda remains the epitome of a traditional voluntary Non Governmental Organisation with an impregnable record in providing quality Community Home Based Care (HBC) and training - sparing the needy from the ordeal of walking long distances to health centers even for minor sicknesses. In rural communities, the need for Community HBC is exacerbated by the worsening income levels that impede communities from accessing medical services and yet they are more vulnerable to diseases.

 

HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing services

St John Uganda provides HIV/AIDS testing and counseling services to the citizens of Uganda through St.John volunteers. Voluntary Counselling and testing is a routine part of the health care, such as in antenatal clinics, at diagnosis and treatment centres for tuberculosis and sexually transmitted infections of St John Uganda. Over 700 people benefit from our outreach VCT services every day.

Sex workers, drug users, pregnant women, migrants, prisoners etc are some population groups that require targeted VCT because of their vulnerabilities to HIV infection and increased risk of transmission to others.

 

Contact

St John Ambulance Uganda

Headquarter Office

Plot 29, Buganda Road

P.O. Box 464,

Kampala,

Uganda

 

Tel: +256 - 414 - 230 671

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.stjohnuganda.org/