Illness is universal but access to healthcare is not
Grace Community Health and Wellness Organization is a registered 501(c) 3 non profit organization, established on June 10, 2020, when Uganda and the world at large was being confronted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our resolve is to rise above this health crisis and focus on improving the overall accessibility, affordability, and availability of basic healthcare and wellness services in rural communities
Our initiative journey began in 2019, by carrying out a needs assessment and deep ground research on how to improve
access to compassionate, high-quality, healthcare in the rural community
that was already experiencing poverty.
Who we are:
Grace Community Health and Wellness Organization (GCHAWO)
· A community-based health and wellness organization that focuses on promoting healthcare in rural communities in Uganda.
· Located in Kalungu district Uganda, East Africa; about 130km from Kampala
· Established in 2020
· Currently serves more than 200 individuals
Grace-CHAWO is a registered 501(c) 3 non profit organization in Uganda and in the USA with an EIN 85-3963930.
The clinic’s founder, Grace Nassanga, RN/BSN originally from Uganda and now lives in the Greater Boston area, where she is a Nurse and practices health care.
To provide healthcare wellness for people living in rural communities in Uganda, by enabling timely access to basic health care services.
To provide access to health care services and empower community members to take charge of their health and well-being.
To bring basic health care services closer to people living in rural communities.
To sensitize community members about infectious diseases and preventative measures.
To provide maternity services to expectant mothers and newborns.
To provide emergency transportation means to well-equipped regional /referral health care facilities.
To Partner, collaborate and work closely with Health Care Workers in rural Health centers to extend health care services.
To educate rural residents with the aim of enabling them to understand health information and instructions from health providers.
Strengthen networking and partnership building with Health stakeholders and organizations in providing basic health care services.
To work with the Government MDAs and international Partners to boost access to free primary health care by the poor rural communities.
To collaborate with local, national, and international health care providers in educating, counseling rural residents on ways of managing diseases.
To examine and address the health needs of the rural community from which other communities can benchmark.
Grace is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner in the United States who is passionate about promoting health and wellness as well as making a difference in people’s lives regardless of their background. Having grown up in Masaka District (Uganda), Grace occasionally visited her home village in Lwannume where the Grace-CHAWO initiative is established. Growing up, she witnessed people in her community living in intense poverty, which challenged many rural residents to access basic healthcare services.
Grace shares many stories where she witnessed neighbors and friends in her village losing loved ones to preventable illnesses due to limited access to basic health-care services. With her background as a health-care worker, Grace felt a deep sense of commitment to make a difference in rural communities by promoting health and wellness particularly to the less privileged.
Please give and inspire hope
Has been donated this year to our
Children Health Program.
We educate rural residents with the aim of enabling them to understand health information and instructions from health providers.
and recent news.
Why you should donate to us
Your financial support helps us bridge the gap between the actual cost of providing quality health-care services to rural communities and the income Grace-CHAWO receives from grants and fee payments. Most importantly, your support allows us to honor our commitment to keeping our services affordable and accessible for everyone in our community who needs then.
Please consider a gift or a donation to help support Grace-CHAWO’s mission to improve access and provide health care to the medically underserved rural communities. Your generosity is truly appreciated!
Programs & Services
P.O Box 1351
20 Circuit Ave
Newton, MA 02461
Subscribe to our news!