Celeste and Luke visited Eastern Uganda in 2007 and volunteered for 5 months with a local Ugandan Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). They lived in a remote village in Mbale in a thatched roofed hut for this time, and had an extremely memorable experience.

Celeste is an international public health advisor and spent the majority of her time setting up a rural health clinic together with a local nurse, Juliet. Luke is an evaluation advisor and developed a youth sports program encompassing 2 football competitions in the region, involving 26 teams and over 300 disadvantaged youths.

Together they have created an ongoing community health program, the Adelaide Mbale Children’s Health Fund (AMCHF) which involves;

  • Community Health Outreach
  • Children’s Health Program
  • Children’s Health Clinic
  • Social Enterprise Program

The AMCHF works at the community level to promote contextually appropriate health promotion messages throughout target communities using local information, education, communication (IEC) materials. We use an empowering approach through sharing knowledge and developing skills for individuals and families to prevent common diseases from occurring.

Our Community Health Outreach works to raise awareness and prevent the following diseases;

  • Malaria
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV and AIDS)
  • Diarrhoeal related diseases such as intestinal worms, brucella, typhoid, cholera

The Children’s Health Program has been operating since 2007 and has supported more than 120 children to date. The program works to assist in-need children reach medical treatment that will ultimately improve their quality of life.

The Children’s Health Clinic provides follow up health education, referral mechanism and primary health care to vulnerable children and their families.

The Spirit of Mbale is the product line of the Adelaide-Mbale Children’s program. It only sources quality products from organic and reputable sources in Uganda. The purchase of this product helps not only the workers to rebuild communities, and 100% of the proceeds go back to the Adelaide- Mbale Children’s Health program.





Mbale Team

Adelaide Team