In the early stages, AAH grappled with how to help children get an education when so many were sick and underfed. Malaria and other serious but treatable illnesses cause long absences, from which some children never return.
To address this need, AAH built and opened a clinic in 2006. Located at the AAH primary school in Bududa, the Beatrice Tierney Health Clinic is open to the entire community and provides medical care, immunizations and health education.
Our second clinic opened in 2008 in an even more remote area in Namisindwa district. Each year, this health center handles more than 30,000 patient visits, over half of whom are children aged five and under. In addition to two patient examination rooms, the health center has a maternity section with a midwife. For the first time, pregnant women in the area have access to prenatal care and assistance delivering their babies from a trained medical worker.