Progress photos 19th September

The digger at work with Ahumuza Centre seen behind

Kisiizi has been buzzing as in addition to the usual patients and attendants and staff moving around with clinical care, a range of visitors have come to help us with relief work and efforts to minimise the risk of a recurrence of the major flooding we have had.

We are grateful to Uganda National Roads Association for the loan of a mechanical digger which has been working to create an extra drainage channel running along the valley behind the hospital to avoid water building up in future. The Cabinet Minister of Disaster Preparedness has promised to help with the cost of the fuel for the digger.

view from the Generator House access bridge

It runs in front of the new Ahumuza Centre which happily was not damaged in the floods.  We will need to construct new access bridges and paths and put in place safety fences and hedges to avoid patients falling in the channel and then make the environment as pleasant as possible for patients and staff to enjoy.

 

One of the palm trees is a casualty…

 

 

 

 

A donation of blankets and food for those clearing debris was received from local families Dr Francis, Dr Ian, Martha and Rev Joshua

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Channel near the Generator House with undermining of the embankments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

emergency shelving erected in the Laundry

 

IiiInfrastructure support services such as the laundry and power house have been affected but the Staff and volunteers have worked hard to restore as many services as possible…

 

The faithful Gilkes hydro-electricity generator is currently keeping the Hospital going

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL WHO HAVE SENT US MESSAGES OF ENCOURAGEMENT, PRAYERS AND SUPPORT.

Please see Kisiizi Partners website for more information on how to stay involved with the remarkable story of Kisiizi… and don’t miss Friends of Kisiizi Day on 7th October in Reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING ON??!”