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The BIC Model

Budondo Intercultural Center is a non-profit organization working collectively with the community to increase access and utilisation of health services, household income and food security since 2012. The organisation runs two community health centers - Suubi and Shanti Health Centers. It invests directly in individuals and families through the motorcycle loan initiative and the population health and environment program to build household resilience and income generation through the village health teams network. A woman in the village expecting a baby can listen to a village health worker who has given her a voucher for free antenatal care and make a visit to Suubi, increasing her chances of survival and that of her unborn baby. A father in Budondo can be a support to his wife and attend family planning sessions with her. His wife can then join the committee formed to advise the leadership of BIC of the challenges facing people in the village. The father and wife can also join population, health and environment activities that illustrate how environmental ecosystems are related to their family, their needs and the society around them. They can rethink how the plant needs fertile soil, water, sunlight and with enough spacing to ensure healthy growth and how this relates to their own family size and their position within a larger society. A program lead at Suubi can teach women that it is not fair and not inevitable that they should be put in danger during childbirth. She can teach them about engaging politicians to make positive changes. They can organize. They can advocate. She and the organization can provide the quality healthcare that people in the community deserve.

This ecosystem of actors - of people - listening to one another and doing their part with humility, integrity and cooperation, can build strong and effective solutions to the challenges faced in achieving good health and wellbeing.  The long term goal is to see healthy and sustainable rural communities in Uganda.

OUR TEAM

A locally-led team of passionate individuals coming together for a common purpose

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General Secretary

Bernard Mukisa

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Team Leader

Denis Muwanguzi

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InCharge, Suubi Health Center

Martin

Okumu

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Head of Department - Suubi Lab

Thomas Andrew Owiny

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Susplan Program Lead

Clare Mirembe

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InCharge, Shanti Health Center

Josephine Kizito

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Head of Department, Shanti Maternity

Esther

Kituyi

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Suubi Program Lead & Administrator

David Baliraine

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Shanti Program Lead

Lydia
Sanyu

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Head of Department, Suubi Maternity

Phoebi 
Nanyanzi

OUR BOARD

Dedicated to overseeing the strategic direction of our organisation, with the community at the heart of decisions

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Chairperson

Teopista M. Kwikiriza

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Member

David Baliraine

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Member

Modest Kinawa

WHERE WE WORK

Budondo Intercultural Centre works in rural communities in Uganda. 

Our reach spans across two districts - the Luuka District and the Luwero District.

We are currently working in 58 villages across the Waibuga, Bukanga and Nawampiti subcounties.

Our Location in Uganda

OUR PLANS TO SCALE

Budondo Intercultural Centre provides services for 400,000 people in rural Uganda however our current staffing and physical infrastucture accommodates for approximately 60,000 people. 

We are committed to scaling our organisation by upgrading our health facility to a hospital so we can adequately serve our communities. 

Our priority by 2025 is to complete the construction of a five-story main hospital block, recruit staff and install equipment. 

We are committed to providing affordbale healtcare. To do this, we forge deep connections with partners and we have a social enterprise to ensure locally generated income. The revenue from our motorcycle loan scheme and farms pays for the salaries and supplies of our facility so those costs are not incurred by patients.

Our Population, Health & Environment program will scale from 16 villages to 58 villages by the year 2030 which means our model homes will grow from 400 to 1,500.

Our plans to scale insure that there will be increased capacity for, and access to, quality healthcare services and that it will be sustained by increased local income generation. It also means that our model homes will have strong household income, food security, better sanitation and hygiene whilst conserving their environment.

All of this supports our vision of healthy and sustainable rural communities in Uganda.

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