Dignity Health offers technical assistance and financial support to Sisters in Uganda and Mexico

Giving financial and technical support to the Dominican Sisters for the completion of the Maternity Ward in St. Matia Mulumba Kiganda, Uganda

Dignity Health’s 2014 grant enabled the Dominican Sisters in St. Matia Mulumba to construct the building of a maternity ward for the hospital. While the building structure of the maternity ward was completed, funds are still needed for the infrastructure requirements that would allow the clinic to become operational.

During the year, Dignity Health’s Vice President of Community Health, Pablo Bravo, traveled there to help the sponsors create a budget for the maternity ward completion, assess the future health needs of their specific community, and create a plan for addressing those needs.

Creating local partnerships to aid the Sisters of St. Francis in building a health clinic for the Mayan population of Palenque, in the Chiapas region of Mexico

Contributions from Dignity Health employees and technical assistance from Dignity Health’s Community Health International Program and Philanthropy are enabling the Sisters of St. Francis acquire much needed assistance to begin planning the building of a health clinic in one of Mexico’s most impoverished districts.

Dignity Health brought together graduate students from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and members of Chicanos Por La Causa to assist the sponsors in planning for the building of a health clinic on the Sisters of St. Francis campus in Palenque.