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…

An unusual motorbike injury

This beautiful little girl was tragically brought to Kisiizi having been with her mum on the back of a motorcycle when their clothing became caught up in the rear wheel and pulled the child’s leg down causing very serious injury. She sustained a fracture of her femur near the right hip joint and very severe…

A case of accidental poisoning?

This little girl arrived in Kisiizi unconscious. In fact, it was as though she was anaesthetised as she did not respond at all to even very painful stimuli. Her Glasgow coma scale was 3, the lowest score. There was no clear history of what had happened. She had been playing with friends and had seemed…

Mothers’ Waiting Home opens

Last Friday an opening ceremony was held for the new Mothers’ Waiting Home at Kisiizi. Moses, the hospital administrator was the master of ceremonies and speeches were made by the Rev Patrick, the hospital chaplain, Sister Sandra and Dr Francis Banya, representing the maternity department, Alan and Helen Smith, on behalf of Kisiizi Partners and…