Kilembe Mines Hospital; a Story of Resilience

It seems like another world, but just over a year ago, as part of our last visit to Uganda, Maureen Wilkinson and Simon Tavernor visited a hospital in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains.  Kilembe Mines Hospital was keen to develop mental health care, recognising this as a largely unmet need locally. It was agreed that […]

Good news and new challenges in Uganda

In most African countries there is no such thing as a welfare state. Families try hard to give their children a good education, with the hope that they will get well paid jobs and take over the support of the younger children – particularly the payment of school fees.  Jane is the only girl in […]

Bringing knowledge and understanding, restoring hope

There is no doubt that Covid19 has been, and continues to be, a challenge to our friends in Uganda.  It was therefore with “double joy” that we have received news of an mhGAP training workshop that has just been successfully completed at Lubaga Hospital[1], on the western side of the capital, Kampala, and the second […]

Crossing the line on the 200×100 Challenge

Well! Thank goodness that Challenge is over (at least I speak for myself).  32 individuals or teams worked really hard during September to cycle 200 miles.  Everyone has completed the challenge and for the most part everyone enjoyed the experience.  I don’t know what the total mileage eventually completed was, but that’s rather less important than the […]

World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2020.

This Saturday is World Mental Health day, focusing attention on an area that is all too often ignored or low down the agenda in many situations. As you know Jamie’s Fund is doing what it can to increase access to mental health care in Uganda. We were asked this week to describe to those at […]