Benedict’s Butende Health Centre IIIHealth Centre III, Matanga parish, Mukungwe Sub-county, Bukoto East
St. Benedict’s Butende Health Center III was started as an infirmary in 1980 for the Cistercian Sisters of Butende Monastery. Due to a high morbidity rate in the place; people moved from different areas to the monastery seeking for medical treatment. These nuns were overwhelmed with patients’ turn-up and could not manage to offer health care service delivery to them due to their way of living as monastic life.
In 1985, they decided to construct a Health Facility away from their place of monastic life so as to treat these patients with interruption, spearheaded by Sr. Nicolette.
It is a Private Not for Profit Health Facility owned by the Registered Trustees of Masaka Diocese, supervised by the Masaka Diocesan Health Office, affiliated to Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau, under the governance of the Institute of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix, Ggogonya.
It is located in South of Kampala Capital city of Uganda along Kampala-Masaka High way, 107 kilometers from Kampala and 400 meters off the main road.
It is found in Matanga parish, Mukungwe Sub-county, Bukoto East Sub-district, Masaka district, only 13 kilometers to Masaka town.
In faithfulness to the mission of the unit, we provide professional and sustainable health services through partnership to enable the population live their life to the full.
A healthy and reconciled life for all individuals, their families and their communities to all people of God
- God fearing,
- High respect for human life,
- Client centered
- Transparency, Accountability and Confidentiality,
- Mutual respect, Team work and Self motivation,
- Compliance to quality standards and results oriented,
- Good communication skills and
- Good customer care
To attain a good stand of health for all people of Butende in order to promote Health and productive life through providing preventive, curative, palliative and rehabilitative services.
Services Offered: Curative services
Proper and prompt case management of illnesses in Out-patient, In-patient and special clinic departments using the clinical guidelines adopted by the Ministry of Health, Uganda.
The Health Centre provides preventive community services through the following activities:
- School health,
- Environmental Health and Sanitation,
- Immunization Out-reaches
- Growth monitoring and
- Treatment of Tuberculosis Patients through DOTS strategy.
Surveillance for special diseases
This is carried out through weekly epidemiological surveillance in case of conditions like:
- Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) /Poliomyelitis
- Neonatal Tetanus
Health Education and Promotion
Routine Health Education talks at Health Centre level are conducted in day to day running of different activities per clinic. Also, Health Education talks are conducted in out-reaches through integrated community out reaches to create awareness among the catchment population.
Maternal and Childhood Health
The Health Centre provides Antenatal care, Maternity, Neonatal, Postnatal care, Natural family planning, Elimination of Mother to Child transmission of HIV (eMTCT), Voluntary Counseling and Testing for HIV, Early infant diagnosis of HIV (EID) and Family support group (FSG) services.
HIV/AIDS support services
In collaboration with the Implementing partners, the Health Centre provides prevention, care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS and the affected community as a whole. It runs on a monthly basis two static days of ART clinic on first and last Thursdays; with more two extra special clinics for non-suppressing clients; also, Pediatric and adolescent clinic conducted on the first and last Friday of the month
Services are done aiming at diagnosis and monitoring of patients’ response to treatment.
- Ultra sound scan services for pregnant mothers
- Ambulance services