Advantage Care Health Centers’ primary care physician Dr. Mary Mulqueen recently spent two weeks volunteering in a clinic in a small village in Uganda. Working as a volunteer with a non-profit, she helped provide health care services to between 60 and 100 patients a day.
During her trip to Uganda, Dr. Mulqueen helped lead a training to over 15 village health workers (along with clinic staff) in CPR, choking, and Stop the Bleed, all critical life-saving interventions that can be used in the community.
She also provided the clinic staff with education in:
Dr. Mulqueen traveled to Africa with Engeye, a non-profit organization that empowers the people of Ddegeya Village in rural Uganda by supporting health care, education and community development initiatives.
Engeye, which was founded in 2007, began with the goal of providing quality and dignified primary health care to Ddegeya Village and the surrounding community. It now provides primary care services six days a week all year round, a 24-hour maternity center to provide safe deliveries and ongoing outreach in the community.
Engeye also supports the education of children in Ddegeya with the Engeye Scholars program, which offers financial assistance to academically promising students.
Currently, 22 students supported by Engeye are enrolled in universities, boarding schools and trade schools. The scholarship from Engeye helps to cover school fees, school supplies, extracurricular activities and health care expenses.
Engeye asked Dr. Mulqueen to try to collect coloring books for the local children who came to the clinic in the evening to spend time coloring, reading and learning.
The Advantage Care staff were happy to help and donated over 50 coloring books to the cause.