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


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Click on the link below for the May 2020 update newsletter:

KH Update May 2020 f

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Click on the link below for the latest update newsletter





the photo shows 3 previous Medical Superintendents with George Wadsworth on Friends of Kisiizi UK day…



Click the link below for the Newsletter Update from Kisiizi October 2019:


Kisiizi Updates August 2019   


KH Updates June 2019  

EBOLA OUTBREAK   Quite a few individuals and groups are asking about the Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo and the fact that a couple of cases crossed into Uganda. Click below for our comments as on 18th June 2019:

Kisiizi Comments on the Ebola Situation 18-06-2019

Happily as of 8th October 2019 there are no cases of Ebola in Uganda.

Kisiizi overview presentation https://youtu.be/bYFjCeg7qLA 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

Articles from Kisiizi are published in a range of newsletters and journals.  Here are a few:

Dr Fiona Martin volunteered as a visiting registrar in Psychiatry in Kisiizi for six months and published her reflections in BJPSYCH INTERNATIONAL in 2019:

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KISIIZI HOSPITAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME article 08-2018 Development of the Kisiizi hospital health insurance scheme Published June 2018


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 reced 9-2018


Remembering a remarkable and wonderful Kisiizi Hospital Chaplain…

A man who inspired and encouraged many patients, staff and members of the surrounding communities during his time as Kisiizi chaplain and subsequently when he retired to Mbarara but remained active with radio and other ministries.  He is remembered with great affection for his humour, gentleness and great passion for evangelism and discipleship.  We are grateful to Bishop F. Mwesigwa for permission to make this book available on the Kisiizi website. Click the link to open the pdf book:

A little story from Kisiizi – Rev Z Katombozi


 The Kisiizi Hospital Community Health Insurance Scheme continues to grow.

In fact latest data 8th October 2019 shows the number of beneficiaries is now 43,676!

Read an update article on the Scheme here:


See also the journal paper from Moses Mugume and Alex Kakama:

Development of the Kisiizi hospital health insurance scheme Published June 2018


Visit our website www.kisiizifalls.com for full information about all the different activities now available and links to publications about Kisiizi Falls.  From 23rd December 2016 to 6th October 2019 a total of over 22,000 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



Click here for details of the opening of the Ahumuza Centre for patients with mental illness

Read the handout describing the background to Jamie’s Fund and the story of the Ahumuza Centre

Ahumuza story revised




A huge thank you to all who give towards the work of Kisiizi Hospital in various ways (see Supporting Kisiizi tab on this website)

The impact of Brexit etc. has affected the exchange rate of sterling to the Uganda shilling with the effect of reducing the amount of Uganda shillings we receive when funds are transferred from UK as the accompanying graph shows.  At the same time inflation is significant and Management are under pressure to raise salaries to avoid losing key staff.  So please pray with us and do all you can to help mobilise support.  In Kisiizi we have harvested trees, we generate hydro-electricity and we are running the tourism project all of which help generate some local income but the external support remains vital and we greatly appreciate all who contribute.


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

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STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-2019 APPROVED – click on this link to see the Kisiizi Hospital 5 year Strategic Plan


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 290 trainee nurses and midwives
  • Kisiizi Hospital Primary School – with around 350 pupils including boarders
  • Kisiizi Hospital Community Health Insurance Scheme – with 43,600 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 360 orphans receiving educational and health support

Read more about the Mothers’ Waiting Home

WFtur1 Kisiizi is part of the wider ministry of the Church of Uganda North Kigezi Diocese based in Rukungiri and a member of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau network.