PIUS HEALTH CLINIC OVERVIEW

Pius Health Clinic - A New Village Health Facility Opens in BuMasaaba, Eastern Uganda!

Greetings from Jim & Immy Rose Lassiter in Georgia, USA! Pius Health Clinic, seen above, began as a request from Immy Rose’s late fa...

Thursday, May 19, 2022

FIRST QUARTER REPORT 2022

FIRST QUARTER REPORT 2022

For the Period

January 1 – March 31, 2022

Accomplishments

  • During the First Quarter of 2022, January 1 – March 31, 2022, 270 patients were treated at PHC: 171 Females; 99 Males. There were 233 outpatients and 37 inpatients. Three babies were delivered at PHC! Illnesses and injuries treated during the quarter totaled 290. Two village home visits were made by the medical staff.
  • Construction of the new Atlanta Wing began in November 2021 and was completed in March of this year. AW has a 4-bed women’s ward, a 2-bed men’s ward, a one-bed maternity room, a minor surgery room, a kitchen, and a medical storeroom. See photos below.
  • A concrete paver courtyard was installed connecting the main reception building, Atlanta Wing, the lab, and the new laundry area. Paver sidewalks were also installed connecting the main reception building, the Atlanta Wing, and the latrines.
  • A brick stormwater barrier wall was erected on the eastern border of the clinic property and a second large rainwater catchment tank was purchased and installed next to Atlanta Wing.
  • Ceramic tiling was completed in the Atlanta Wing, the lab, the main reception building, and the latrines. Privacy screens were made locally and placed in the women’s and men’s ward.
  • Cabinets were locally made and placed in the medical storeroom, the surgery, the maternity room, and the lab. 

During this quarter, capital improvement - constructing the Atlanta Wing, buying and installing water tanks, interior tiles, a paved courtyard and sidewalks, and the purchasing of furniture and equipment locally - has come to an end. No further expansion of the clinic is anticipated. Focus will now shift to further improving clinic procedures and achieving full not-for-profit operations based solely on PHC Uganda Charity contributions.

Donations are Now Being Accepted

Pius Health Clinic can only continue as a not-for-profit health facility affordable to the villagers it serves if you continue to help with financial assistance. Immy Rose and I continue to pay monthly staff salaries and have financed over half of all capital improvements. Your contributions are used to cover the remainder of the capital improvement costs and all other clinic operating costs including the purchasing of medicines and medical care items that PHC staff provide to the patients as cost.

If you have not already sent your federal tax-exempt monthly and/or annual financial contribution, please do so now. Please be as generous as possible. New donation contributors are welcome. Mail your check payable to Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity to:

Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity

C/O Immy Rose & Jim Lassiter

205 Heritage Lake Drive

Fayetteville GA, 30214-7347

Thank you!

SIGNED:                           DATE:  May 17, 2022

Jim & Immy Rose Lassiter

Attachments

Atlanta Wing
Women's Ward
Women's Ward
Paver Courtyard, Rain Catchment Tanks, Toilets, Lab, Laundry Area, Facing West
Paver Courtyard, Facing East
Secure Medicine Cabinet in Medical Storeroom
Pit Latrine, Bathing Room (entrance at right)
Nurse Midwife Jalia & Lab Tech/Nurse's Assistant Betty Having Tea
(Photo taken before Atlanta Wing exterior painting was complete.)





 

Friday, February 4, 2022

ANNUAL REPORT 2021

 Annual Report 2021
For the Period
January 1 – December 31, 2021

 2021 Accomplishments


During 2021, PHC’s first full year of operation, 699 patients were seen: 385 Females, 314 Males. A total of 781 illnesses were treated. There were 628 Outpatients and 71 Inpatients. Four births took place at the clinic.



 
Construction began on a new wing for PHC in November. The Atlanta Wing will have two wards, maternity room, surgery, medical storeroom, and kitchen.
 
During its first full year of operation Pius Health Clinic has succeeded beyond our expectations, thanks to our generous donors! We have fulfilled Immy Rose’s late father’s request that a health clinic be established on his property and have provided not-for-profit essential health services to rural villagers in a small community in eastern Uganda.
 
During the First Quarter of operation, we hired a medical doctor, a nurse/midwife, and a laboratory technician/nursing assistant. A night watchman, janitor, and gardener were also employed. Free child vaccinations began from the beginning and continue.
 
Also, during Quarter 1, a refurbished desktop computer, printer, and computer desk were purchased for PHC. Also, medical and administrative reporting procedures were established for the clinic. In the US during February and March 2021, Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity, LLC was established and registered as a non-profit organization with the State of Georgia, USA and Fayetteville City Government.
 
The first child was born at PHC in Quarter 2! Also, during the second quarter, professionally embroidered smocks and nurse’s uniforms were made locally and provided to the staff. Staff were also provided photo ID badges. In May 2021 Pius Health Clinic Uganda
 
Charity was approved as a 501(c)(3) IRS federal tax-exempt charity, EID# 86-2218589, with an effective date of January 1, 2021!
 
During the Third Quarter the first COVID patients were treated at PHC.
 
Capital improvements during Quarter 3 included the placing of culverts connecting the PHC campus to the road. Additional medical equipment was purchased – blood pressure testing machines, IV drip stands, and beds. In July we held our first Zoom meeting with PHC professional staff.
 
Also, during Quarter 3, PHC began receiving and disbursing free nutritional supplements and over-the-counter medical supplies provided by local Uganda NGO Bamaayi Community Development Initiative (BACODI).
 
During Quarter 4, construction of a new PHC wing, the Atlanta Wing, began. The wing will have two wards (male and female), a surgery, a maternity delivery room, a kitchen, and a medical storeroom. It is hoped the new wing will be open by Easter 2022.


Jim & Immy Rose Lassiter
Pius Health Clinic Administrators

FOURTH QUARTER REPORT 2021

Fourth Quarter Report 2021

For the Period

October 1 - December 31, 2021

Accomplishments

During the fourth quarter 2021, October 1 – December 31, 2021, 235 patients were treated at PHC: 139 Females; 96 Males. There were 22 inpatients and 213 outpatients. Two hundred sixty-three treatments were given.

Construction began on a new wing for PHC in November. The Atlanta Wing will have two wards, maternity room, surgery, medical storeroom, and kitchen. Work will continue in the coming year with a hoped-for opening date of Easter 2022!

Another child was born at PHC during December bringing the total since PHC opened in January to four! All healthy baby girls!

Jim & Immy Rose Lassiter
Pius Health Clinic Administrators


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

THIRD QUARTER REPORT 2021

 Third Quarter Report 2021

For the Period

July 1 – September 30, 2021

Accomplishments

During the third quarter a total of 224 patients were treated at PHC: 103 Males, 121 Females. There were 21 inpatients and 203 outpatients. A total of 237 treatments were administered for the following illensses/injuries: Pelvic Inflammation Disease (3); Peptic Ulcer Disease (13); Heart Disease (15); Malaria (67); Respiratory Infection (12); Urinary Tract Infection (23); Other Illness (96); and Injury (8).

Two patients were treated for COVID during the quarter. Uganda remained under COVID lockdown during the quarter. The number of patients visiting our clinic has gone up since the government restricted in-country travel a couple of weeks ago due to a second wave of the coronavirus. In that locals cannot go to towns, hospitals, or larger clinics, more are coming to our clinic.

During the quarter the seasonal rains began and as usual malaria-carrying mosquitos contributed to an increase in malaria cases treated at the clinic.

Culverts were installed connecting the road and the clinic driveway.

Purchasing of uniforms and smocks was completed for the doctor and nurses, and the security guard.

An old, dilapidated mud kitchen hut at the clinic was demolished. In its place we plan to build a four-room, multi-purpose local brick and plaster building that will have an in-patient ward, surgery, storeroom, security guard room, and kitchen.

A blood pressure testing machine and stand, and an IV drip stand were purchased. Both stands were locally made in Uganda.

The clinic purchased a centrifuge for the lab.

Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity received its City of Fayetteville, GA, USA Occupational Tax Certificate (Business License) as a non-profit fundraising charity, License # 26634. We are now in full compliance with all federal, state, and local requirements for charitable organizations.

In July PHC held its first live Zoom professional staff meeting. Meeting minutes are attached.

Efforts have begun to obtain an official land title for Pius Health clinic.

During the quarter we had one seriously ill inpatient last week, an elderly woman with a severe upper respiratory infection. The nurses treated her, returned her to good health and released.

During the quarter PHC began receiving free nutritional supplements and medical supplies from local Ugandan NGO Bamaayi Community Development Initiative (BACODI).

PHC continued to provide free children's immunizations.

Wa Pita – Village Café, the independent small café we recently opened very nearby, has helped the clinic provide fresh, inexpensive, yet wholesome meals to our inpatients. Wa Pita - Village Café, another modest local community development project of ours, like the clinic, has created jobs and improved lives in the village of Immy Rose’s upbringing. Wa Pita – Village Café is a private, independent for-profit entity. The café was not constructed and is not otherwise funded by Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity. Meals are provided by Wa Pita to PHC at a discount.

Thank you to all financial contributors and contributors in kind!

SIGNED:

James E. Lassiter

Immy Rose Lassiter

Administrators, Pius Health Clinic

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

SECOND QUARTER REPORT 2021

SECOND QUARTER REPORT

For the Period

April 1 – June 30, 2021

Accomplishments and Notifications

  • The number of patients treated at the clinic increased from 95 during Quarter 1 to 144 during Quarter 2. The number of medical treatments provided increased from 121 to 160. Quarter 2 being the rainy season, malaria cases increased from 38 to 53. Other treatments were given for pelvic inflammation disease (2); peptic ulcer disease (15); heart disease (12); respiratory infection (7); urinary tract infection (10); other illnesses (58); injuries (3).
  • Twenty-seven inpatients were treated compared to seven in Quarter 1.
  • The first child was born at Pius Health Clinic during Quarter 2!
  • Two children’s vaccination days were held during Quarter 2.
  • Four critical condition patients were received, treated, or referred to hospital.
  • Dr. Soita was absent briefly during June. 
  • Nurse/Midwife Jalia Namutosi and Lab Technician/Nurse’s Assistant Betty Nakirya continued to provide high quality health services most admirably during Dr. Soita’s absence.
  • Professional embroidered medical smocks and nurse uniforms were purchased and provided to  the staff.
  • On May 27, 2021, Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity (PHCUC) was approved as a 501(c)(3) IRS federal tax-exempt charity with an effective date of January 1, 2021.
  • On June 30, 2021, an application for a Not-for-Profit City of Fayetteville Occupational Tax Permit (Business License) was submitted, awaiting approval.
  • In June 2001 Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity, Ltd. was listed on GoFundMe and may be found at this link: https://www.gofundme.com/manage/pius-health-clinic-uganda-charity.
  • Also in June 2021, PHCUC was listed on GreatNonprofits at this link: https://greatnonprofits.org/org/pius-health-clinic-uganda-charity-ltd

Immy Rose Lassiter/Jim Lassiter

Administrators, Pius Health Clinic

Saturday, June 12, 2021

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE TO PIUS HEALTH CLINIC

We are happy to announce that Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity, Ltd. was recently approved for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status by the US Internal Revenue Service!

PHCUC is a public charity we started to help support Pius Health Clinic.

We invite you to join us in helping support this charitable effort to bring not-for-profit medical care and health maintenance services to a rural community in eastern Uganda.

For guidance on how to make a financial donation, contact Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity, Ltd. via email at:

piushealthclinicuganda@gmail.com 

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the clinic or the charity that supports it.

Thank you!

Jim & Immy Rose Namutosi Lassiter
Administrators
Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity, L
td.

Monday, April 12, 2021

First Quarter Report 2021

FIRST QUARTER REPORT

For the Period

January 1 – March 31, 2021

Medical

During the quarter 95 patients were treated at Pius Health Clinic with the following types of illnesses and injuries: diarrheal disease (1); heart disease (9); malaria (38); respiratory infection (10); road injury (3); other illness (52); other injury (8). NOTE: Patients often have multiple illnesses and/or injuries.

Accomplishments and Notifications


  • Our heart-felt thanks to all contributors including members of Sunday Seculars, Fayette County, Georgia.
  • Donation of a second medical microscope from Fayette Family Practice, Fayetteville, Georgia received. Delivery date not established.
  • Completion of hiring of Medical Doctor, Laboratory Technician/Nurse Assistant, Nurse/Midwife, Janitor/Gardener.
  • Two vaccination days held. Four critical condition patients were treated. 
  • Outpatient and limited (3 patients) inpatient treatment and care now provided on a 24-hour basis.
  • Establishment of clinic reporting procedures: spreadsheet created for tracking donor contributions and disbursements; creation of a three-tier prioritization of clinic needs form; creation of a care provided log by date and type of treatment given.
  • First prioritization of clinic needs forms completed & submitted by PHC Dr. Soita.
  • Thanks to the assistance of a Sunday Secular member, contact has been established with the head of Rotary Club Mbale, Uganda. The local Rotary representative is in contact with the Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity, Ltd. directors and has visited the clinic to confer with PHC Uganda staff. Rotary Mbale was given verbal notification that PHC needs subsidization to lower purchase cost of medicines and assistance with operating costs; and that PHC needs funding for drilling a bore hole water source at/near the clinic.
  • On February 8, 2021, Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity (PHCUC) was registered as a charitable organization with the State of Georgia, USA, Permit# CH015557.
  • On February 23, 2021, PHCUC applied for 501(c)(3) IRS federal tax-exempt status for itself and for the benefit of those making charitable contributions. Contributors to PHCUC will be notified if/when the IRS tax-exempt determination letter has been received.
  • On March 12, 2021, PHCUC was certified by the State of Georgia, USA as a non-profit corporation, Certificate Control# 21073296.
  • Application for a Not-for-Profit City of Fayetteville Occupational Tax Permit (Business License) will be submitted upon receipt of an approved IRS tax-exempt determination letter.
  • Upon receipt of the IRS tax-exempt determination letter PHCUC will begin comprehensive fundraising activities by GoFundMe, social media, and individual and organization outreach to provide clinic support opportunities to others in addition to that being provided by Sunday Seculars.
  • On March 23, 2021, Non-Profit Bylaws and Articles of Organization for Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity, Ltd. were written and approved by the PHCUC directors. Articles and bylaws are available upon request. 

SIGNED:

    IRL/JEL                     Date: April 6, 2021

Immy Rose Lassiter & Jim Lassiter

Directors, Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity, Ltd.

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