Kalungi Health Centre is located in the suburbs of Lukaya Town Council, Kalungu District, formerly part of Masaka District. It is located about 100km from Kampala, along Kampala–Masaka highway, 4km from Lukaya town.
The Medical Centre was established in 1988 by Dr. Kizza Peter with the purpose of alleviating the poor health conditions in the catchment area. It was the only private medical facility in the sub-counties of Bukulula, Lwabenge, and Lukaya Town Council servicing a population of about 150,000 people.
The people in the area are living in absolute poverty and can’t afford to pay for basic healthcare services.
The situation is further complicated by the HIV/AIDS pandemic which has had a crippling effect on the community.
The nearest hospitals are about 20 miles away from Kalungi, unfortunately it is common that some medical, surgical and obstetric emergencies referred to these distant hospitals die before arrival to the destination.
Having started as a small dispensary the facility now diagnoses and treats a myriad of ailments including but not limited to;
Malaria, Pneumonia, Diarrheal diseases,Worm infestation, Skin infections, Nutritional supplementation for the malnourished. Injuries, Antenatal services and deliveries, Immunization of common childhood dise ases like polio, measles, T.B, whooping cough, Tetanus, Diphtheria and hepatitis B.
The facility also provides basic laboratory services, School and home visiting, HIV counseling and testing, Minor surgeries like Incision & Drainage, suturing, Dilatation & Curettage.