Ssunga St CabanaHealth Centre III, Masaka
BRIEF HISTORY AND BACKGROUND.
Archbishop Louise Joseph Cabana -Ssunga Health centre III was founded and managed by the sisters of the Immaculate heart of Mary Reparatrix ( known as Ggogonya sisters) in 1985. It is a private not for profit unit (PNFP) under Masaka Diocese supervised by Masaka Diocesan Health Coordinator.
Initially it was a dispensary; offering outpatient service only, there after other services were put in place ie Laboratory, immunization, maternity etc.
The Health Facility was established with following Mission and Vision.
VISION: To be the leading provider of high quality and sustainable health services in Masaka district.
MISSION: To excel in Christ’s healing ministry for the well-being of all categories of people.
OUR CORE VALUES
- God Fearing
- High respect of Human Life
- Transparency and accountability
- Non discrimination
- Client Centered
- Mutual Respect and Team work.
Ssunga Health Centre III is located at Ssunga village, Bukkakata -subcounty, Masaka district along the main road connecting Masaka to Kalangala district, Bukoto East constituency. It’s approximately 20 kilometers from Masaka Town to the facility.
Currently the facility has a population of 6,785 people. It serves 3 parishes and 15 villages as listed below.
1) SSUNGA PARISH:
- Bukaayi A and B
- Kisaaka A and B
2) KATWADDE PARISH:
3) BUKIBONGA PARISH:
The Health Unity is governed by the following management committee (HUMC) with their Responsibilities.
|2||Rev.Sr. M. Josephine Nakiberu||I.H.M.R Representative|
|3||Rev.Fr.Joseph Kamoga||Parish Priest( Luvule Parish)|
|4||Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Katabaazi||Diocesan Health Co-ordinator|
|5||Dr. Joseph Lule||Technical Adviser|
|6||Mr. Mukasa Ssentamu Mathew||Financial Adviser|
|7||Rev Sr. M.Mangdalene Nalubega||In-charge|
|8||Rev.Sr.M. Immaculate Namujju||Staff Representative|
|9||Mr. Batte John||LC.1 Representative|
|10||Mrs. Katende Racheal||Women Representative|
The facility renders preventive, curative and rehabilitative measures to all people. It works 24 hours and services include:
- Out-patient services
- In- patient services
- Laboratory services
- Maternity health care service (Antenatal and postnatal).
- Ultra sound scan service
- Childhood health care.(immunization service)
- ART clinic service (Antiretroviral services).
- Natural family planning service.
- Free Hiv counseling and test service
- Ambulance service.
THE HEALTH TEAM.
The Health Centre is currently managed by REV SR. M. MAGDALENE NALUBEGA ( In-charge ), 12 medical staffs and 4 support staffs
- Clinical Officer 1
- Senior Nursing Officer 1
- Nursing Officer 1
- Enrolled midwives 2
- Enrolled comprehensive nurse 1
- Enrolled Nurses 2
- Laboratory Assistant 1
- Records Assistant 1
- Cashier 1
- Assistant Accountant 1
The partnerships have played a very big role to supplement the needs of the facility ie- Offering on-site trainings to staffs, provide us with drugs and sundries plus some medical equipment, initiating some income generating projects, etc
These are some of our partners
- Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau.
- Joint Medical Store.
- Rakai Health Science Project.(RHSP)
- Life Net International.
- Marathon Uganda.
- Micro-Finance Project.(Safe Birth)
- Medical Access Uganda.