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Helen’s Kilimanjaro Challenge

Our Chair of Trustees, Helen Smith, is walking up and down her drive 843 times to raise money for two hospitals, Kisiizi and Dreamland Mission Hospital in Kenya. There is a 7 metre height difference between the bottom and the top of the drive, so 843 round trips means that she will have climbed the…

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Friends of Kisiizi Day 2018

This year’s Friends of Kisiizi Day will be on 17th November at St Nicolas Church, Earley in Reading. This is an opportunity to find out more about what is happening at Kisiizi and to hear from those who have recently visited the hospital. Come at 10 am for tea/coffee and a chat. Talks and presentations…

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After the flood

The flood in September 2017 caused a lot of damage to Kisiizi Hospital. Some of the work that was carried out in the immediate aftermath of the flood has presented further problems. In the video below Civil Engineer, Owen Jones, assesses the damage and talks about the work that still needs to be done to…

Healthcare for the poorest

We are always grateful for contributions to the website from those who are working at Kisiizi. Here Anna Jones tells the story of “Tom” and the effects of poverty on his health and on his prospects for survival. This article and the accompanying photograph are published with his family’s consent. Kisiizi serves an incredibly poor…

Flooding at Kisiizi

We have just heard that the hospital suffered from serious flooding over the weekend of 9/10 September. As the flooding knocked out the power supply, it is difficult to contact people and the details are sketchy at the moment. The whole farm meadow area is underwater and patients have had to be evacuated from Paediatrics,…

Cycling for Kisiizi

From the 7th to the 10th September this year Roger Wormald be undertaking the London to Paris cycle ride covering the 300 mile route from Crystal Palace to The Eiffel Tower.  He’ll be riding for Kisiizi Hospital to thank the Reading Urology Partnership who undertake two pro bono trips each year to the hospital in…

New staff housing nears completion

A new staff accommodation block of eight individual dwellings is nearing completion. This much needed accommodation has been funded by Kisiizi Partners, thanks to a generous gift from the Allen family in memory of their daughter Katherine. Kisiizi Hospital has continued to expand, and this means more staff, all of whom need somewhere to live.…