Nyakatere Health Center III

Nyakatere, Uganda

Nestled in the lush green hills of Kanungu District in southwest Uganda lies Nyakatere Health Centre III, a rural health clinic with mid-level service capabilities including admissions, a laboratory, an Imaging the World ultrasound unit, obstetric deliveries, and dental care. Volunteers with any healthcare experience and expertise as well as students are welcome.  Miss Rita, the head administrator, is a powerful influence within the community and will be a wonderful resource for your stay in Nyakatere.

Dr. DeStigter and Miss Rita outside the ultrasound scanning room.

Dr. DeStigter and Miss Rita outside the ultrasound scanning room.



The guesthouse is about a quarter mile from the facility and is fully enclosed by a fence.  The rooms are simple but clean and contain a bed, desk and chair.  The rooms have locking doors and the site is very secure.  There are self-contained bathrooms with a toilet, sink and shower.  The water is cold running but hot water for basin bathing or washing is available upon request.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the dining room.  Special diets can be accommodated i.e. vegetarian, vegan, and allergies.  There is main sitting area with tables and another smaller sitting area with sofas.

The facility is ideal for families, if applicable, and connecting rooms are available. There is a large grassy area ideal for outdoor activities. The site is not wheel chair accessible and is not ideal for those who have difficulty walking up and down hills.  Kanungu town is within easy walking distance where one can find a variety of restaurants, bars, banks and shops for various goods.