Who We Are

We began with an old car as the mobile clinic and five volunteers.

Read our full story here.

Who We Are

Kawempe Home Care was started in July 2007 by a group of devoted health professionals, as they saw a need to provide medical support for the most disadvantaged people in the community. The community we support is in the Kawempe division of the Kampala district and Nangabo sub-county in the Wakiso district.
With the increase in awareness of our services in the community more clients are coming to KHC for help. It is important we continue to be proactive in encouraging people in the community to come to us for HIV and or TB testing so we can detect the illness as early as possible.

International Recognition

The Global Partnership Award for 2015 was awarded to Kawempe Home Care and Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice.

The Global Partnership Award recognises the exemplary work of one partnership that has demonstrated leadership, innovation and has significantly contributed to the sustainable development of hospice and palliative care through their Global Partners in Care partnership. The award winner is selected based on creativity in fundraising, partner collaboration, staff contribution and commitment, and community outreach and involvement.

The recognition has given KHC a lot of publicity in the international, regional and national palliative care community. More importantly it acknowledges the good work our staff and community volunteers provide our patients.

Overview

Kawempe Home Care has cared for a cumulative total of 3509 HIV/AIDS clients as at the end of March 2016.
We currently help:

  • 2338 people were counselled and tested for HIV of which 16.8% were positive and enrolled into care.
  • 1937 active clients of whom 68% are female, 32% male. Of these 198 are children under 18 years.
  • 1671 clients are receiving Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), and 23 clients are currently on TB treatment.
  • KHC and IDI are working together to test and treat for HIV with the ‘Most At Risk Population’ (MARP’s). During the period 613 commercial sex workers were tested with 15% HIV positive, and 532 of their partners were tested with 4% HIV positive.
  •   27 clients who have cancer, are receiving palliative care.
  • 237 of our female clients were screened for cervical cancer and breast cancer and 3 received positive results.
  •  259 women are on our Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission program and during the period we had 76 new enrolments.
  •  243 Orphan & Vulnerable children (OVC) participate in our OVC programs. 147 children are receiving education support and 27 are on our Day care program.

What we have been able to achieve so far would not have been possible without the wonderful financial and the in- kind support of our friends and partners.

To find out more about what we have achieved please read our latest Annual Report (April 2015 – March 2016)

Our vision

‘A world of hope, love and care in which people living with HIV/AIDS, TB and or cancer can live their life to its fullness.’

Our mission

‘To improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS, TB, and or cancer through the creation of sustainable community based model of holistic care which comprises of treatment, prevention and support.’

I had been ill with malaria and was coughing. I went to a clinic and was tested HIV positive. As the clinic could not take on any new patients I was referred to KHC. I was tested at KHC for TB and it came back positive. I was then enrolled on the HIV and TB care program. I received counselling and was given information about TB and HIV. A KHC community volunteer came to my home to help me take my medicines and taught me the importance of good adherence and how not to infect my relatives and other people in the community with the TB. I am very grateful for the support I have been given and the care shown to me – Thank you KHC.