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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 Inter...

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.

All charitable contribution payments should be made using the world’s most secure online fundraising platform, GoFundMe. Click on this link:

Pius Health Clinic Uganda Charity, Ltd.

GoFundMe accepts most major credit cards – Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover.

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.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

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 father, Mr. Lawrence M. Kiondo. Mr. Kiondo, near the end of his life, asked his children to build a health care facility at his rural residence in his homeland BuMasaaba, in eastern Uganda.

Peter M. Kiondo, the heir, and Immy Rose and Jim Lassiter took the lead on this project with the intent of fulfilling Mr. Kiondo’s request and thereby improving the health of all in the small village of Immy Rose’s childhood.

Special thanks to Dr. David Soita and our pharmacist brother Peter M. Kiondo for their medical expertise and all the other continuing support they provide, and to our cousin Deo for overseeing and facilitating all on-site work, including maintenance.

All renovations and new construction were completed at Immy Rose’s direction by local artisans and laborers resident in her home village, Bukiende. Members of the Bukiende community at large are proud of, greatly appreciate, and support their new health clinic.

Pius Health Clinic is a non-profit activity.

Here is some information on Uganda.

Located in East Africa, Uganda is on the Equator. Immy Rose’s homeland, BuMasaaba, is in the far east of the country on the Uganda-Kenya border.

Currently Uganda is home to over 45 million people. There are over forty ethnic groups the largest of which is the Baganda. Immy Rose’s group, the BaMasaaba, comprise slightly less than five percent of the total population.

Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, is unsurpassed in terms of its natural beauty, wildlife diversity, sub-tropical climate, and most important of all, its warm and welcoming people.

Pius Health Clinic is located in one of the most densely populated rural areas of Uganda and Africa where an average of over 1,500 people occupy each square mile.

Here are the major health challenges faced by Ugandans, including the BaMasaaba: neonatal disorders, HIV/AIDS, malaria, lower respiratory infections, tuberculosis, diarrheal diseases, heart disease, congenital defects, stroke, and road injuries.

This is the portion of central BuMasaaba where the clinic is located. It has rolling hills, fertile soils, and fairly consistent rainfall. In the background is Wanale, a prominence at the base of Mt. Elgon, a sprawling mountain hidden here by clouds as it is most of the time.

Here is the road taking us to Pius Clinic. Let’s pay a visit.

The main building is in front, the Inpatient Annex is at the right rear. We call the annex Taj Mandé in honor of our late brother Patrick Mande. To the left of the main building is the latrine with an adjacent bathing room.



Located behind the main building is the clinic’s lab. We have a microscope and minimal supplies.

Here at right is the clinic’s rainwater catchment tank. We hope to dig a well on the clinic grounds in the future.

Pictured here, from the left, is the clinic’s staff Lab Tech/Nurse Assistant Betty Nakirya, Dr. David Soita, and Nurse/Mid-Wife Jalia Namutosi.

Pius Health Clinic opened on December 22, 2020. Vaccinations were given that day.

Here, Dr. Soita attends to a patient.

Here’s a video taken by Peter on opening day.

Here are some of the clinic's minimal equipment & medicines.

Here's a view of the Inpatient Annex and its interior.

Contact Pius Health Clinic at this email address:

piushealthclinicuganda@gmail.com  

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