Lira Regional Referral Hospital
Lira Regional Referral Hospital is located approximately 210 miles north of Kampala. The hospital offers both general and specialized services and is one of Uganda's thirteen teaching hospitals. Lira Hospital serves the Lango sub-region comprised of the districts of Lira, Amolatar, Apac, Otuke, Kole, Alebtong, Dokolo and Oyam.
One of our goals is to work with the international community in providing Lira Hospital with an oxygen generator for their ICU complex. We believe that the acquisition of this equipment will decrease both morbidity and mortality within Northern Uganda.
Founded in 1913 by Sir Albert Ruskin Cook Mulago, Mulago Hospital(MH) is the National Regional Hospital for the Republic of Uganda. It also serves as a general hospital for the Kampala metropolitan area and as a teaching hospital for The Makerere College of Health Sciences. Mulago Hospital is undergoing a massive restoration that will greatly enhance their ability to diagnose and treat. Some of the advancements will include computer tomography(CT), magnetic resonance imaging(MRI), X-ray machines, ultrasound machines and eye equipment.
Orphans of Uganda
One organization that we had the pleasure of visiting while in Uganda was the "Me and you child aid project" It is a registered community-based group in Masaka, a district of Uganda, with a registration number C.D 7591. The organization was formed to acquire the basic necessities of life for the children in Masaka. In the region, HIV/AIDS and proper education are crucial areas of focus. It is estimated that 60% of the children in this local council do not go to school due to lack of funds for school fees, scholastic materials, and proper guidance. works with the kids that are orphaned, affected by HIV/AIDS, and homeless by providing education, shelter, nutrition, and access to medical care.
Kabale University is a chartered public university that mandate is to bridge the educational gap in Southwestern Uganda. By fulfilling its function of generating and imparting knowledge through their alumnus, the university's goals are to empower men and women to realize their full academic potential. Kabale Hospital (KH) is located in Kabale district of South Western Uganda. It is a 265-mile drive from Kampala. The hospital was established in 1918 and initially designated as a small facility mainly serving expatriate staff and business communities.
In 1995, it was officially converted to a Kabale Regional Referral Hospital(KRRH) and provided medical care to the people residing in the Ugandan districts of Kabale, Kanungu Kisoro, some regions of Ntungamo, and Rukungiri. Its international reach includes residents living in the bordering countries of Rwanda and eastern area of the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC).
In 2014, a recommendation was submitted by the administration of Kabale University to upgrade KRRH into the teaching hospital of Kabale University once its medical school was completed.
Health Information on Uganda:
Estimated Expense per volunteer:
*Registration Fee $1000.00
*Airfare volunteer provides
*Immunizations volunteer provides
*Visa volunteer provides
Registration Fee Provides:
*registration with US State Department(STEP)
*emergency medical evacuation insurance
*accommodations onsite-except at the arrival and departure city.
*meals(typically all breakfast)
*ground travel within the host country
*basic life support instructions
*guides and professional fees