The aim of the charity is to support Kamuli Mission Hospital in Rural Uganda, this is carried out by providing funding for building projects, medical equipment and introduce volunteers to the hospital in response to the needs of the hospital.
Mother Kevin of The Little Sisters of St. Francis founded Kamuli Mission Hospital in 1914 in two grass huts. It cares for all patients irrespective of religion or race. Most of the present buildings were completed in 1961 but development continues to this day. The first doctor, Dr Mary Mitchell arrived in 1926. The history of the hospital is therefore well established and this institution provides a vital facility for the local population. Nurse training began in 1950 and a school for midwives was established in 1962 and continues to run a comprehensive course for all aspects of nursing as well as continuing to train midwives.
During the 1970’s and 80’s very little was done due to the political situation in Uganda. Since the 1990’s Rotary Doctor Bank has become involved through the work of volunteers, the supply of equipment and culminating in a major project in 2014 which has converted the old operating theatre into a VVF ward and completely refurbished and extended the maternity ward. Kamuli Friends has continued the work of improving the hospital’s building stock with many new structures.
This year through our Treasury4Good awards, we look to support the Kamuli Mission Hospital, in rural Uganda.
There are three projects that we are trying to raise money for at the hospital.
Firstly, £120,000 is needed to complete the rebuild at the mission and provide for adequate Doctors and Guest accommodation. Particular importance if the Mission is to attract doctors to come and do specialist clinics, and for medical students to visit for their electives – without proper accommodation they are simply not allowed to visit by their Universities or Hospitals.
In addition, there are two smaller projects that we would like to support.
One is to provide an eye clinic to treat the many cases of cataracts. For this the Kamuli Mission needs £10,000.
The second project is to start a dental service, again a target funding of £10,000. There are no local dentists and the need in the area is great.
The Kamuli Mission is a registered charity and has full transparency of all financial activities.
Should a bank wish to sponsor any given project we hope we could ensure the relevant ward is named after the sponsor!