Uganda (MNN) — The World Health Organization recently identified 55 of the world’s most vulnerable national healthcare systems. Thirty-seven countries on the WHO list are in Africa.
“Uganda has one of the lowest nurse-to-patient [ratios] in the world; there’s one [nurse] for every 11,000 patients. [It] also has one of the lowest doctor-to-patient [ratios,]” AMG International’s Brian Dennett says.
AMG’s Bugongi College of Nursing and Midwifery seeks to fill the healthcare void in Uganda. “We now have the capacity to train 250 nursing students,” Dennett says.
“We are not just training them to be expert nurses. We’re also training them to share their faith at a time when people need hope.”
The school uses top-of-the-line equipment like electronic dummy patients. A Christ-centered curriculum prepares students to follow in the footsteps of the Great Physician.
“It was a joy to meet these nurses. Quite a number of them were former sponsored children from our schools all over Uganda,” Dennett says.
One recent graduate overcame several trials to fulfill a God-given calling.
“We met a young man who was a sponsored child from a very tough family situation. Ever since he was a young boy, he had dreamed of being a health professional,” Dennett says.
Now, he’s “equipped to go and care for the sick and also to show God’s love to patients.”
Support from people like you makes it possible.
“We need all the help we can get in providing scholarships for the students,” Dennett says.
Header and story images courtesy of AMG International.