Welcome to the CHURCH OF UGANDA Kisiizi Hospital web site

kh logo” Life in all its fullness” John 10:10


FRIENDS OF KISIIZI DAY was a wonderful time catching up with old friends and making new ones.  For those who missed the day, here are a range of videos and presentations which cover a wide range of topics relating to Kisiizi:



Click on the link below to open the table that has links to each of the videos on YouTube:

Friends Day 2022 video presentation links


The latest magazine from Medical Missionary News focuses on Mental Health and includes an article from Kisiizi…

MMN Sept 22 Mag (S)

MMN then organised a webinar which included a focus on Kisiizi mental health services which you can see on the link below:


Click the link below for the Kisiizi Update newsletter for September:

KH September 22 Newsletter






264 applications from 81 countries were submitted for the 3 awards being offered… including the one from Streamline Health & Kisiizi. (Stre@mline is the patient-centred integrated IT system developed in Kisiizi).  Samuel Mugisha presented to a jury who chose our project as the leading scheme awarding a grant of 350,000 USD to allow strengthening of the Kisiizi community health insurance scheme and the roll out to 14 other hospitals in Uganda with a goal of adding 150,000 beneficiaries in the next 2 years.

Thanks for all the prayers and votes and support. We came a very close second in the separate People’s Choice Award (over 200,000 votes were received) but as we received so many votes (around 45%) we believe there will be lots of follow up contacts resulting.  Well done to all the Stre@mline and Kisiizi teams!

Below is the announcement of the winner with a cheer from Friends of Kisiizi!


You are warmly invited to join FRIENDS OF KISIIZI DAY

on 29th October 2022 from 10.30am – 4.30pm.

After 2 years of having to hold zoom meetings due to the pandemic, we are delighted to be able to meet face to face again in Reading and do hope many Friends of Kisiizi will be able to join us. We are also scoping out if it is possible to live stream the main sessions to allow many friends to join us on-line.  We will update this website www.kisiizihospital.org.ug with details. 

The programme will include presentations and video clips from Kisiizi to update Friends on progress and news of plans for the future.  Enjoy meeting other friends of Kisiizi, share in prayers for the staff and different ministries of Kisiizi and be inspired!

  • There is no fee to attend
  • Please bring a packed lunch, we will provide tea and coffee
  • Nearest station is Earley. Free parking available at Brookside.
  • Arrive from 10am, programme starts 10.30am
  • Lunch from 1pm – 2.15pm, Afternoon session runs to 4.30pm



Sarah Cassie from Macclesfield has recently run a marathon around Anglesey to raise support for Kisiizi which has gone to Kisiizi Partners via Just Giving, a sum of £586!

Huge thanks to all who supported Sarah and Kisiizi in this amazing achievement, thank you all.


Streamline Health and Kisiizi applied for the 2022 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award from Swiss Re foundation.  Over 260 applicants were received for just 3 grants but the good news is that we are in the top 3 and so will now present in Zurich for a jury to decide the ranking and value of the award.  The project will involve strengthening the Kisiizi community health insurance scheme and replicating it at 14 other hospitals in Uganda with a target that each location will add 10,000 beneficiaries in the next two years. Stre@mline is a patient-centred integrated IT programme that includes insurance modules and was developed in Kisiizi.

There is also a People’s Award for which YOU CAN VOTE!  So we hope you will look at the three videos from the top 3 applicants on the following website.  Hopefully you will agree with us that the Streamline Health option offers the greatest impact to rural poor populations and so vote for our project:


You will see the three videos on the page and then the option to vote below.  There is also a link if you wish to join the award ceremony on 7th September. Thank you.


Kisiizi Hospital featured in a national media article recently, click below to see it:

NewsPearl article about Kisiizi Hospital








Click below to see a message from the Sharp family sent for the Thanksgiving service with interesting photos of John and Doreen and some Kisiizi history:

Thanksgiving message from Dr A Sharp

above: speech by Mr Moses Mugume, Senior Hospital Administrator

below:  speech by Dr Henry Lukabwe, Medical Superintendent

Below is a clip from dedicating a spot for a monument to Dr John & Mrs Doreen Sharp remembering their vision and dedicated service


Please click below for the latest news update from Kisiizi…

KH Update July 2022



includes a welcome message from our new Medical Superintendent, Dr. Henry Lukabwe.






KH Update May 22 F


KH Update April 22 final

Photos and updates from Kisiizi including the visit of the Archbishop and the awarding of an Honorary Medal to Moses Mugume, our Senior Hospital Administrator…




Videos for Friends Day 2021

The videos include the Nutrition project, Rehabilitation, Flood defences, Power Company, School, Hope Community clinic, and greetings from Kisiizi Staff.



This gives a comprehensive account of the different ministries and services provided by Kisiizi Hospital in the year to 30th June 2021.

It has many photos and is not designed for printing but for view on a computer or phone screen.  Click on the link below:

KH Annual Report FY 2020-2021 F













Impact of community‑based health insurance on utilisation of preventive health services in rural Uganda: a propensity score matching approach

This important research shows that membership of our Scheme leads to a 26% increase in use of mosquito nets and 18% increase in deworming compared to control families in our communities.  There is little research published on the effect of voluntary health insurance on preventive health so this paper is really interesting adding yet more benefits to the value of our Scheme. These include the obvious financial protection against catastrophic health expenditure in the event of acute illness, plus our previously published work on a significant reduction in childhood stunting.  In addition Kisiizi has analysed data from the Stre@mline IT system it has developed to show a 50% fall in admission rates from our clinics for those who belong to the Scheme. We currently have around 42,000 beneficiaries in 6 districts in over 220 groups in this not-for-profit scheme reaching up to 60km from Kisiizi.

Friends Day 2020 presentation pdf


An overview presentation document of the wide range of ministries of C.O.U. Kisiizi Hospital


Kisiizi continues to have an amazing impact all over the world.  A tourism student at the Pantheon Sorbonne of University of Paris chose Kisiizi Falls as a project due to its links with the United Nations World Tourism Organization ST-EP Project (sustainable tourism, eliminating poverty).

click here to see the project report:   Phillips_Kisiizi Falls Tourism Project



Kisiizi overview presentation https://youtu.be/bYFjCeg7qLAS You tube clip with slides & greeting from Moses Mugume
Kisiizi Hospital Mothers Waiting Home https://youtu.be/0_tc_sFZjI0 Uganda Broadcasting Corporation TV documentary clip 2019.
Free Fistula treatment at Kisiizi Hospital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBdvpnxwHlk


Uganda Broadcasting Corporation TV documentary clip 2019.
Possible Government support for Kisiizi to offer free maternal services https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkWLHHNFDkI


Uganda Broadcasting Corporation TV documentary clip 2019.
Uganda UK Health Alliance Webinar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWCU2gsqf0k&feature=youtu.be Kisiizi Hospital innovations for patient safety
Uganda UK Health Alliance https://knowledge-gateway.org/?nbq37d5c.r7qdckz7 Newsletter with article on Kisiizi included


The Effect of Community Based Health Insurance on Child Health and Preventive Health:  PhD Thesis based on Kisiizi community health insurance scheme 2018:

Effect of CBHI on Child Health and Preventive Health thesis KHIS recd 9-2018


Visit our website www.kisiizifalls.com for full information about all the different activities now available and links to publications about Kisiizi Falls.  Thousands of people have visited the Falls!  If you are one of them and have not put a review on Trip Advisor then please do so… click on the link below to see the reviews:


All the proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Fund of Kisiizi Hospital to help care for the poorest members of our community.  The fund also subsidises all mental health care and insulin.  Kisiizi Waterfall and Bird-life



PHOTO BOOK ABOUT KISIIZIW of Difference book cover

A beautiful book about Kisiizi has been produced by Travel Photographer Cecilla Guridi from Chile who spent two months in Kisiizi in 2015 and has captured a range of lovely portraits.  Click on the link below for details and to see an on-line demonstration of the book:  http://www.blurb.com/books/6890680-a-world-of-difference?t=1455170692133

W od D book preview page

W of D previewpage 2


One of the themes of Kisiizi is Care for the Vulnerable…  this little girl came to Kisiizi with severe malnutrition causing swelling of her body as seen in the two photos on the left.  After a couple of weeks she was transformed…

transformation PEM cropWe have many departments and do a lot of surgical procedures for which patients will travel long distances.  The service is 24 hours and the photo shows a team helping a young child who has inhaled a seed or bean and has severe respiratory distress:

theatre teamIn addition to its clinical work, Kisiizi has a number of other activities:

  • Kisiizi Hospital School of Nursing – with around 310 trainee nurses and midwives
  • Kisiizi Hospital Primary School – with around 350 pupils including boarders
  • Kisiizi Hospital Community Health Insurance Scheme – with over 40,000 registered in 215 community groups in an area stretching up to 60 kilometers from the hospital
  • Kisiizi Hospital Power Limited – generating hydro-electricity for the hospital and the local community
  • Kisiizi Hospital Child Sponsorship Programme – with 270 orphans receiving educational and health support

Read more about the Mothers’ Waiting Home