Thursday, 2 July 2015

Patient Success Stories





"My life and village styles have changed since RRHS started health services in our community. Health workers visit our home, teaching our people how to improve our way of living health-wise. It is more interesting that they will visit churches around the health center and markets as well. Nowadays people wash their hands before eating anything, and also use cleaner utensils than before. They give medication to patients when they are sick. I really thank the management of RRHS for the services rendered to our community."
--Mzee Thawithe Kule, an elder of the Kabughabugha community

"When I felt unwell in the past, I could go and buy painkillers. But since RRHS health center started, I have been taught the importance of first testing for malaria and other diseases before taking any medication. I now advise other members to first go for tests before taking or buying any medication."
 –A happy RRHS patient

"I had never tested for HIV/AIDS since I was born. But after being taught by RRHS health workers, the advantages and disadvantages of knowing my status, I decided to test for HIV/AIDS and I now know my status."
 –An RRHS patient

"I could not prepare early for my wife’s pregnancies; I could only start preparing when she is approaching nine months. But RRHS health workers challenge and taught me that I am supposed to start planning when my wife tells me that she is pregnant. Now I have started buying Kivera, gloves, basins, cotton and gauze for when the baby comes even thought my wife is only two months pregnant."
–One husband

"I thank the management of RRHS Health Center for starting this center in our village. My daughter was the first to be admitted at this health center. It was very simple and easy for me to take care of the other young ones at the same time that I was looking after the one who was sick. It is my prayer that is should prosper to the extent of starting to perform caesarian sections and other procedures."
--Sarah, a mother

"I had not tested for HIV/AIDS since my childhood. This was not because I feared it, but because of a lack of health services. However much I knew that testing was administered for free in government hospitals, I never minded to test because I thought I had no problem and was not prepared for the simple test. When RRHS established in the village, services were now at home instead of 20k away from the village. I went and tested immediately. I was first welcomed by the staff and counseled before I was tested. I had to wait for a few minutes and the results were out. The nurse talked to me and told me I was positive. I was shocked but the health provider guided me and told me not to worry. She directed me to the place where I could begin ARV treatment. I am taking treatment as instructed! I thank God for RRHS and good service rendered to our community."
--Jofrey Thasobya, a young man






Friday, 19 June 2015

Scaling up water Project Village 2





On 11th March 2015, at the ceremonial function of ending the first water project, the two neighboring communities, requested RRHS to scale up the project to benefit more people. The leaders of the  two villages; informed RRHS of the Natural spring that was constructed  before 1968; but still giving very good volume of water. On 13th June 2015, RRHS Delegation, mobilized  the intended beneficiaries to clean the spring in preparation for a brighter future. The spring that people use now is hidden in the bush as you may see. read blow to follow the story.

RRHS  and the beneficiaries have cleaned the bush, opening the water source for people to use. every one  here is surprised and happy  to have a clean water source. RRHS believe that " Development is a process" there is need to continue teaching rural people about the values of Good Health. RRHS appeals to friends globally, to join hands and ensure that this Natural spring is improved to a gravity flow. follow the story below:
After Cleaning the water source, every person was able to tell  that the water is enough to be gravitated.
The Director RRHS  as you see him work,  said " what is required of now is to mobilize resources to purchase materials for constructing/ improving the sources, constructing the reserve   water tank, acquiring HDP pipes, and then extend clean water within reach of people."  After this, peoples time will be saved for other development activities hence alleviating poverty for all. Tell a friend about this community organization. Keep following the story ....
RRHS Intern,  from Collorado Collage  USA, in July 2015, visited to discover the  water source proposed for a Min gravity flow to benefit  RRHS  Village 2. The  Purpose of the intern's visit was to be able to inform  external willing friends about the AS -IS -situation. Invite your friends to like this page.  

The RRHS  Intern and a professional Registered Midwife, after assessing the level of community understanding of Hiv/Aids, decides to train on the  Dangers of HIV/Aids and cross cultural experiences.
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The picture below: Community members in a meeting discussing to start a savings and credits Group. This is like a village bank. Community members have agreed   to  start saving in this group, and taking small credits. By the time of realizing funding for this project, all planned beneficiaries will have been used to the system. operations and maintenance will be easy. This project sustainability strategy has already worked well in the first village. we have already developed cash receipt books, Savings books, Member application forms, and official loans application forms. Mr. Kiima T.Charles, RRHS  Executive Director, is seen explaining to the people how a self driven  system works.

A team of thirty five stake holders, decides to come for another meeting to plan for the proposed min gravity flow scheme project. email to us for details : ruralservices60@gmail.com/ or find us on facebook
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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Welcome


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