Welcome to the CHURCH OF UGANDA Kisiizi Hospital web site
” Life in all its fullness” John 10:10
Kisiizi is excited with new links to WRBLO (“We rise by lifting others”) a UK Community Interest Company. A range of projects have been drawn up to help Kisiizi achieve its strategic plan objectives aiming to be a centre of excellence without excluding the poor and vulnerable. The new projects include dental & medical equipment, vehicles, buildings etc. http://www.wrblo.org
Kisiizi is extremely grateful for the tremendous support from Kisiizi Partners and other groups and hopes this new link will be complimentary, bringing in additional help from new individuals and groups as together we seek to provide Life in all its Fullness.
NEW PUBLICATION ON KISIIZI COMMUNITY HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME January 2021
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.
An overview presentation document of the wide range of ministries of C.O.U. Kisiizi Hospital
For the latest update newsletter click the link below:
See the latest summary of progress with the Kisiizi Community Health Insurance Scheme.
Numbers had for the first time fallen off earlier in 2020 but have now bounced back.
Having balanced in the financial year to June 2019, the Scheme has gone into deficit in the financial year to June 2020 partly as a result of the impact of the pandemic.
Click here for the article: KISIIZI HOSPITAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME overview 11-2020
Click on the following links to see the progress being made in sorting out the impact of the flooding:
FLOODING STRIKES AGAIN… though thankfully not quite as bad as 2017…
Click on the link below for photos and report:
Here is a new publication about the functioning of our community health insurance scheme…
Click on the link below for the May 2020 update newsletter:
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 VIDEOS AND PRESENTATIONS
|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|
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:
The Effect of Community Based Health Insurance on Child Health and Preventive Health: PhD Thesis based on Kisiizi community health insurance scheme 2018:
The Kisiizi Hospital Community Health Insurance Scheme continues to grow.
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
KISIIZI MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
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. had already impacted Kisiizi even before the pandemic caused a number of pressures. 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 KISIIZI
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
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…
We 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:
- 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