Organisational structure
of the “Musichimi
Health Centre”

What is the “Musichimi Health Centre”?

The “Musichimi Health Centre and Community Initiatives” is a NGO based in Daha village, Busia district in rural south-eastern Uganda where since 2004 it operates the “Musichimi Health Centre”.

Map: Geographic location of Busia District

This clinic is officially recognized by the Government health authorities as part of the official Ugandan health care grid.
It is responsible for a catchment area of 10 villages with a total population of approximately 6000 people.
It fills an important gap in service provision in this area, where health services are not readily available nor affordable.
Given the overall marginal family income in the cash-strapped region, consultation at the health centre is free of charge.
Patients are charged only a marginal fee for treatment and laboratory tests, except for such health services as have been declared non-profit-making by the Government and are therefore free of all charge (i.e. malaria, immunization, pregnancy health care and counselling, and HIV testing and counselling).

Organisational structure of the “Musichimi Health Centre”

The “Musichimi Health Centre” is presided over by a Board of Governors which meets at least quarterly. Its role is to evaluate the Health Centre’s activities and to steer its operations.

Board of Governors:

Title Name Profession
Chairperson Dr. Ebony Quinto Medical Doctor
General Secretary Mr. Alfred Kowa Clinical officer
Managing Director Rev. Fr. Dr. Vincent Ndanda Catholic Priest, Lawyer
Acting Treasurer Mr. Ernest Wandera Teacher
Community Representative Mr. Sikenyi John Local Council 2 Representative

The Managing Director, Rev Fr. Dr. Vincent Ndanda, is responsible for the overall management of the health centre.An external auditor audits the financial accounts annually.
The health centre is under the surveillance of the district health authorities, and of the health authorities of the Archdiocese.
It submits an annual health report and balance sheets to both. The data contained in the annexes originate from the reports to the district authorities.