“What if we all loved each other?”
This question lies at the heart of AMS. One woman’s consistent question has inspired a clinic that now serves over 14, 565 clients. Dr Pasquine Ogunsanya began Alive Medical Services to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS are shown the love and respect that each one deserves.
The Alive Medical Services (AMS) clinic is located in Namuwongo, surrounded by one of the poorest and most crowded urban areas in Kampala, Uganda. The clinic’s humble beginnings with 6 clients a decade ago, to its current work serving over 14,565 clients, is proof that the need for quality HIV care continues in Uganda.
Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, (24/7) the clinic stands as a beacon of hope for residents of Namuwongo – and far beyond. AMS is deeply rooted in the community and has gained their trust because of the respect and love the staff show to each and every person that comes through the clinic’s doors. AMS offers a range of holistic services to its clients: HIV counseling and testing, HIV care and ART, prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections, elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, general medical care, psychosocial support and counseling, family planning, early infant HIV diagnosis and other lab tests, and support groups, including the increasingly popular Victor’s Club for young people.
Our Core Values
Love & Dignity
The logo takes on the shape of a heart to represent love and dignity, the first core value of Alive Medical Services. At the center of the design is a red dot, symbolizing the client, the centre of our focus at AMS.
The client is surrounded by the letter “A” for Alive, which takes its inspiration from the shape of a stethoscope, an essential instrument for our clinicians.
The letter “M” for Medical forms the heart and continues around to an arrow, representing the services at AMS. Where the arrow head stops in the logo, there is an open space, signifying an open door—an invitation to freely access the state-of-the-art medical services at AMS. The open door leads straight to the center of AMS, where we, the staff, provide services from the bottom of our hearts.
Finally, the red dot, showing the client wrapped in love and care, also represents a full stop—the end of HIV/AIDS in Uganda—our ultimate goal.