Living with Poverty

A recent UN report from the Human Rights Council (2017) focused on mental health provision around the world, and stated that public policies continue to neglect the importance of the conditions that lead to poor mental health. These include violence, disempowerment, social exclusion and isolation, breakdown of communities, and poverty. Health care in general can […]

Ruth’s Story

  To mark International Women’s Day here is Ruth’s story. She is one of many committed nurses working in rural areas in Uganda, with limited resources and doing the best they can. Ruth Nanteza is an enrolled nurse at Rushere Community Hospital. The hospital is in rural south west Uganda and is an hour’s drive […]

Visit to Kumi Hospital, one of our new partners November 2018

Kumi Hospital lies several km from the main road north from Mbale to South Sudan, in eastern Uganda. On a dirt road with a very few scattered houses, we found the hospital compound. It’s spacious, pleasant and peaceful. The few patients we saw strolled among the trees, wards and hospital departments. At the main offices […]

A Gathering of the Clans

Across the world, mental health is rarely at the top of the agenda when it comes to discussing healthcare. It was a wonderful milestone, therefore, when the coordinating body of the Church of Uganda hospitals, UPMB*, decided to feature mental health as a significant part of its annual symposium for 2018. So it was that on […]

Growing connections

Over the past few months Jamie’s Fund has been deepening the connection with one of the main groups of faith-based hospitals in Uganda. The Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) coordinates over 200 health facilities across the country from the tiny Health Centre 1, to Health Centre IV and on right up to hospitals, like Kisiizi, […]