A very psychologically minded hospital

We first visited St Paul’s in Kasese in November 2018. St Paul’s is a Health Centre IV, essentially a small hospital, on the edge of town. A former chapel building has been creatively divided up to form wards. It is surrounded by other buildings housing a range of facilities, and trees provide welcome shade. When she arrived at St Paul’s in June […]

Kisiizi Develops!

The excellent patient care provided by the Ahumuza Centre at Kisiizi Hospital has been further enhanced by the addition of two new facilities, paid for by Jamie’s Fund. Just before Christmas the new kitchen for the use of families was opened behind the women and children’s ward and a new shelter was built in front […]

CASUAL ENCOUNTERS OF THE USEFUL KIND

Travelling often brings us into close contact with strangers for a time; sometimes with unexpected connections made, and opportunities to tell the story of the reason for our journey. Last November, flying to Uganda, I sat beside Liz Boonabanna, who talked about her work for the Belgian aid agency, Enabel. This was to build HR […]

A sad 16-year old

Enock was just one year old when he had his first epileptic fit. Now 16, his whole life has been affected by the fits and the responses of local people to both him and his family. In most of Africa the traditional understanding of epilepsy is the same as for mental illness. There is a […]

New Friends and New Skills – continuing the Professional Development

They came from the east of Uganda, within a few miles of the Kenyan border. They came from the west of Uganda, from within a couple of miles of the border with Congo, They came from the northwest corner of Uganda just over the border into the Congo. Some we have been working with for […]