Commitment to Community
Kamugisha has been serving his community as a Village Health Team member in Ryamiyonga for the past three years. As a VHT, Kamugisha has been working to promote hygiene, nutrition and healthy behaviors throughout his village. Motivated by the honor of being selected by his peers, Kamugisha is dedicated to fulfilling the responsibilities that have been entrusted to him, and ultimately improving the health of his community.
Despite needing to care for his large family, including ten kids, as well as tend to his family’s farm, area VHT trainer, Agnes, says that Kamugisha’s special dedication and commitment to his role stand out.
Kamugisha uses the trust and respect his community has for him to change popular attitudes and behaviors; he is particularly interested in ensuring healthy pregnancies, labors and deliveries. Since beginning his work, the number of women choosing to deliver in the safety of health centers and hospitals has been increasing; one of his proudest achievements.
As HCU begins to phase out of Kinoni, Kamugisha maintains that he wants to continue his work as a VHT, promising to serve his community as long as they would like him to.