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- Friends of Kisiizi
The UK support group who run an annual Friends of Kisiizi Day with a mix of interviews, videos and presentations to update on progress in Kisiizi with opportunities to network with other supporters and to pray for the various ministries of Kisiizi. Friends of Kisiizi channel financial support through Kisiizi Partners:
- Kisiizi Partners: A charity [registered in UK as Sponsor a Nurse] that provides support for salaries, essential foodstuffs for Staff, buildings, training, equipment etc. and has transformed what we are able to do here.
- Kisiizi Partners also operate Sponsor an Orphan child-sponsorship programme:
- Friends of Kisiizi in USA
contact Dr. Dave Hibbard, Boulder Community Hospital, Lafayette, CO 80026
[& see details on “Supporting” Page]
- Dorcas Aid International, a Christian charity founded in the Netherlands, has supported Kisiizi for many years with a child-sponsorship programme. Together our two programmes support 610 children with education, health care etc.
- USAID has supported our HIV work via Cardno providing support for equipment and running costs.
- Countess of Chester Hospital / University of Chester / Cheshire & Wirral Mental Health Trust have sent teams to Kisiizi supporting imaging, pharmacy and the School of Nursing. Members of our staff have visited Chester for training and experience. They were instrumental in setting up the WHO African Partnerships for Patient Safety link which has proved very valuable.
- Jamie’s Fund
This new UK charity, launching 28th September 2013, is in memory of Jamie Devaney, a wonderful four year old boy. Jamie’s Fund has already helped Kisiizi with a vehicle for our Mental Health Community Clinics and outreach.
Now the charity is fundraising for our new Mental Health Unit which will combine a ward and a Day Unit together with some gardens and recreational area. You can read more of the inspiring and moving background to the new charity on the following site:
- St. Paul’s Church, Glenageary, Dublin
St. Paul’s members have very generously supported Kisiizi over many years. They sponsored the two-storey building used for Children’s Ward and Maternity built under the supervision of David Barratt, a member of St. Paul’s. More recently they have funded the construction of our new Operating Theatre suite and supported the three year training of a specialist surgeon.
Ruanda Mission, now part of CMS, were actively involved in supporting the Church of Uganda to set up Kisiizi from the opening of the hospital in 1958 onwards. They have provided a number of Staff over the years to help Kisiizi provide and develop its services. They have provided financial support towards projects to improve clinical areas of the hospital.
- Medical Missionary News
MMN have kindly helped us recently with support towards improving our infrastructure, particularly upgrading old ward areas to improve environments for patients. In the past they also helped with space in containers to move hospital equipment.
The Danish Government supported Kisiizi in putting up new buildings for our School of Nursing.
- All Souls Church, London have kindly supported the development of our Maternal & Child Health clinic with a major refurbishment of an old clinic building to make it fit for purpose.
- University College Dublin
The School of Physiotherapy has sent teams of Physiotherapists and Physio students to Kisiizi and helped us develop our Rehabilitation services.
- Kisiizi belongs to the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau, an umbrella organisation for the Church hospitals and clinics.
- Joint Medical Stores is a partnership between the Ugandan Protestant and Catholic Medical Bureaux to provide medicines and supplies to member units.
- World Health Organization [WHO]
Kisiizi Hospital is the only hospital in Uganda in the first wave of the WHO African Partnerships for Patient Safety programme. Following success in this programme Kisiizi was invited to participate in the new Surgical Unit-based Safety Programme run by WHO and supported by John Hopkins University. The other hospital in Uganda in this programme is the Mulago national referral hospital in Kampala.
In addition, because of our Community Health Insurance Scheme with over 35,000 people registered, we have been designated as one of 5 worldwide “Learning Laboratories” examining practical ways of getting Universal Health Coverage out to very poor rural populations.
This is a short clip illustrating the buildlings around the fountain at the centre of the In-Patient area in Kisiizi.
As well as our own photos on the blog below, there are some archives of Kisiizi photographs you may like to view:
The link below is to a blog from Ian and Hanna Spillman that illustrates many aspects of life in Kisiizi….
- Wikipedia have a page on Kisiizi…
Google Earth / Maps have amazing satellite views of Kisiizi [you may need to download Google Earth to see this, it is a free download and well worth it!]