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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.…

A cost conundrum

Livingstone is 36 years-old. He sustained an open fracture of his tibia and fibula in a boda (motorbike taxi) accident. Fearing the cost of hospital treatment, he went to a traditional healer who covered his wound in a potion and, as a result, Livingstone developed a severe infection. He will have to spend much more…

Typhoid is still a killer in Uganda

Alison is a 28 year old, male, teacher who was diagnosed with typhoid fever. He developed severe abdominal pain and became very ill. As sometime happens as a complication of typhoid, he suffered a bowel perforation. Thanks to life-saving surgery at Kisiizi he is on the road to recovery. A contaminated water supply was identified…

Friends of Kisiizi Day 2015

This year’s Friends of Kisiizi day will take place at Brookside Church in Earley, Reading, on Saturday 19th September from 10:30am to 4:30pm. (Please note that this is a change from the usual venue.) This is an opportunity to meet up with supporters of Kisiizi Hospital and to find out what is happening there. It…

Bringing hope to a baby called Hope

Ann Moore the Sister in charge of the Special Care Baby Unit at Kisiizi sent us this tale of how one child’s survival depended on the unit functioning as a high dependency / intensive unit recently. Mugisha Hope was born at home at the beginning of November. She did not cry at birth and did…