Many of the people of Jinja and surrounding communities have little or no access to medical care facilities which are limited, medical personnel are stretched and thin and money and equipment are always an issue and in short supply. Hospital conditions are primitive by U.S. standards. Even the most basic services are often out of reach for most people. Since 2008, Dr. Ngobi and her medical colleagues do travel once a year to St. Francis Hospital in nearby Buluba to offer their services, bring medical equipment and train local staff.
In 2008, Dr. Ngobi teamed up with Mercy surgeon Patricia Garner, MD; Mercy radiologist Gregory Denison, MD; and other area physicians, nurses, EMTs and support staff to bring a mission of healing and health care to area residents in uganda.
Radiologists helped diagnose ailments and taught some individuals on how to use an ultrasound unit, the team donated to the community. Surgeons and anesthesiologists performed surgery on 82 patients in five days. EMTs taught life-saving CPR and ACLS skills. Other volunteers held a week long Vacation Bible School.