The Bududa District
The Bududa District (Bududa) in eastern Uganda is a world apart. Located in the foothills of Mt. Elgon, it is a misty, remote area known for its Arabica coffee. Despite its beauty, Bududa is one of Uganda’s poorest regions and health services are desperately needed.
In 2010, the worst mudslide in Uganda’s history swept away the health facility serving the Bukobero community and surrounding areas in Bududa. The health facility was never rebuilt and now people must walk miles for health care or use their meager resources for transport. During the rainy seasons, when rivers are swollen and bridges washed out, transport is often impossible.
Imagine being a women in labor having to walk miles through hills with elevations up to 5,900 feet and torrential rains to reach a health facility. The lack of health care in this area has resulted in one of the lowest rates of deliveries in medical facilities in the country.
Now there is a chance to bring much needed health services to the people of this beautiful region.