Support for Ngora development continues

This year has seen strong support for the proposed Rotary Global Grant to refurbish the maternity facilities at Freda Carr Hospital, Ngora in eastern Uganda. The grant will also include regular visits from the Vocational Training Team which visited this hospital in April for the first time.

As well as many private donations, the following have contributed:
Rotary Club of Cardiff West and Distict 1150    £1000
Harpsden Village Rotary Club and Roundwood Park School   £2000
Rotary Club of Thanet and District 1120   £12,000
Rotary Club of Marlow    £1000
Rotary Club of Reading Matins and District 1090   £17275
Rotary Doctor Bank Great Britain and Ireland    £27,300

We are profoundly grateful for the support we have received from everyone.
Planning for the project in partnership with the Rotary Club of Kampala Central is now in the final stages and submission to The Rotary Foundation for approval is anticipated this autumn.

Rotary Club of Marlow donate £1,000 to Ngora

The Rotary Club of Marlow have donated £1,000 to the Global Grant for refurbishment of the maternity ward at Freda Carr Hospial, Ngora, in Eastern Uganda

Two new loans for Kitovu Hospital

Two more loans are helping Kitovu Hospital. The Medicaudit Foundation has given support to the scheme which gives staff loans so helping them and improving loyalty and retention.

Rotary Doctor Bank has given a loan to help build a new ward as shown in the picture

Author donates £1155

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Ivan Linton of Co Antrim, N Ireland, has very generously donated £1155 being the proceeds from a book he published last year about the area where he lives. We are very grateful for his support.

 

 

 

Jim and Tessa McWhirter were presented with the cheque by Ivan and his wife Florence at an event in Cullybackey hosted by Liz Hoy and Elizabeth Boyd of the Cullybackey Historical Society.

Elizabeth Boyd, Ivan Linton, Tessa McWhirter, Liz Hoy, Jim McWhirter and Florence Linton

Elizabeth Boyd, Ivan Linton, Tessa McWhirter, Liz Hoy, Jim McWhirter and Florence Linton

 

 

Bristol medical students arrive in Uganda

 

IMG_6991Bristol University medical school has sent 4th year medical students for SSC study in Uganda each year since 2013. Twenty students and four tutors arrived for a three week stay at Kitovu and Villa Maria hospitals

 

Another volunteer visits Kamuli

Dr Andrea on the Medical Ward
Dr Andrea on the Medical Ward

Dr Andrea Taylor, a volunteer with Rotary Doctor Bank, spent 2 weeks at Kamuli recently using annual leave from her GP partnership in Sevenoaks. Click here to read full details of her visit.

Rotary trains staff at Kamuli again

Practising_newborn_life_support-1024x768Rotary District 1090 has sent a Vocational Training Team (VTT) to Kamuli Mission Hospital for the fifth time. They have trained midwives, nurses and doctors in essential life-saving skills for mothers and babies. Death rates for mothers and babies have fallen significantly since their first visit in 2014.

Kumi gets an orthopaedic drill

 

Kumi hospital is the second one to receive an orthopaedic drill donated by Rotary Doctor Bank. Most hospitals are only have hand drills which make operations a lot longer and therefore less safe for the patient. The drill has been developed by Arbutus Medical in Vancouver, Canada. It is a non-profit venture in collaboration with the University.