Programs & Services
Improving the access to health-care in rural communities is important for:
- Overall physical, social, and mental health status
- Disease prevention
- Detection, diagnosis, and treatment of illness
- Quality of life
- Preventable death
- Life expectancy
Rural residents often encounter barriers to health-care that limit their ability to obtain the care they need. In order for rural residents to have sufficient access, necessary and appropriate health-care services must be available and obtainable in a timely manner. Even when an adequate supply of health-care services exists in the community, there are other factors to consider in terms of health-care access. For instance, to have good health-care access, a rural resident must also have:
- Financial means to pay for services.
- Means to reach and use services, such as transportation to services that may be located at a distance.
- Confidence in their ability to communicate with health-care providers, particularly if the patient is not fluent in English or has poor health literacy
- Trust that they can use services without compromising privacy
- The belief that they will receive quality care.
Rural communities rely on local health-care providers for health-care services. The absence of such health-care providers is excessively felt by rural residents, who often have a greater need for accessing health care because of deteriorating health conditions.
Accessing health-care services and support is and has always been one of the critical issues facing people living in rural communities. Grace-CHAWO enables rural residents to make essential journeys to access health-care where there is no other suitable transport available.
The aim is to provide safe and high-quality services at a point as near to the rural residents as possible!!
“In the pursue of multifaceted strategies to improve the availability, accessibility and affordability of health-care in rural communities, we are inspired by our vision and desire to propel rural livelihoods forward through improved well-being because access to health-care is critical for the society’s overall contentment.” – Grace Nassanga, Founder and CEO, Grace-CHAWO.
Why you should partner with Us?
We value the lives of so many people from all walks of life especially from the rural communities; who are unable to leave their isolated homes to access basic health-care services.
Our experiences have improved our knowledge and understanding of what needs to be done and what rural residents need to know in order to improve their quality of life through improved health-care access, reduced violence in rural communities, etc