Our Work

One4Another’s primary focus is providing life-changing surgeries for children in Uganda who would otherwise not be able to afford it.

Parents often go deep into debt selling off their most valuable possessions in order to pay for hospital bills. They are left with an impossible decision of either risking the family’s financial survival or the survival of their child. We don’t think it should be this hard.

Many children in Uganda grow up with debilitating conditions which lead to a lifetime of suffering and exclusion. With the generosity of our supporters, we can ease the burden of these families and shift the trajectory of a child’s entire life.

Surgeries usually cost between $200 – $1,200, depending on the condition.

The majority of our surgeries and rehabilitations are done through our partnership with St. James Surgery & Orthopaedics at our facility in Jinja, Uganda. We partner with hospitals and surgeons outside of our center if more specialized care is required. One of these partnerships is with pediatric surgeon, Dr. Martin Situma, at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.

Conditions We Treat:

Clubfoot

Osteomyelitis

Anal Malformations

Hernias

Fractures & Traumas

Other

Village Resource Network

The Village Resource Network (VRN) is a group of approximately 20 engaged community leaders throughout southeastern Uganda through which patient referrals, transportation, and follow-up are facilitated. Most members are either parents of former patients, pastors, or leaders in their communities. They are volunteers who are motivated by serving children in their areas who would otherwise go without treatment for critical conditions. Their main functions are as follows:

1. REFERRALS | of kids with conditions O4A treats (includes initial discussion with parents)
2. RETENTION | problem solving when patients begin missing appointments
3. FOLLOW UP | ensuring that patients follow treatment protocols through to discharge

These members are critical in problem-solving and providing a local presence when there are obstacles to successful treatment such as domestic instability, family crisis, or competing traditional beliefs.

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