Tough times

The Ugandan hospitals are facing hard times at the moment, as are many of the local people. The initial lockdown because of Covid was eased slightly on the 5th of May but there is still no public or private transport allowed without specific authorisation. This makes it hard for people to get to hospitals when […]

Covid 19 “Lockdown” affects many aspects of life.

“Esther”, one of the three women we are sponsoring to train as a psychiatric clinical officer sent a message telling us how things aren’t working for her in Uganda. They were sent home from the training school in Kampala when all institutions were closed by the Government. They were told that when they came back […]

A life changing story of an 8-year-old is worth sharing.

Our friend and colleague Lamet is a clinical officer in the Church of Uganda Hospital in Mukono, a township a few miles outside Kampala. He thought this story worth sharing: we think he’s right! Here is his account. Suleiman, just 8 years old, lived with a disabling illness for 6 years until Mukono Church of […]

Covid 19 Training for Ugandan colleagues

On Good Friday, Dr Nick Bass and Edmund Koboah, from the East London NHS Trust, facilitated an online presentation and Q&A session around Covid 19, for staff from some of the health facilities we work with in Uganda.     We had invited seven of the hospitals we know to participate, but some had difficulties […]

FRONTLINE MENTAL HEALTH STAFF OVERCOME COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS, THANKS TO mhGAP!

PCO* Joseph Wakabi, who leads the mental health team at Kagando Hospital, often gets in touch with encouraging photos and information about the clinics they have just held in the more remote villages. However, the Ugandan Government, like many others, last week imposed movement restrictions to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus. This […]