Friends of Kagando Hospital, Uganda


Friends of Kagando is a UK based charitable trust set up in 2003 and managed by a board of Trustees who are past long-term workers at Kagando or regular visitors. The charity aims to support Kagando by raising funds and sending equipment and to encourage friends and colleagues working there by correspondence and visits from people with clinical, technical, management, educational, pastoral and fund-raising expertise. Administration costs are low. Transfers of accountable funds are direct to the leadership in Kagando. It maintains a newsletter mailing list and is always looking for partners and volunteers to support what we believe has become a ‘centre of excellence’ in Rural Uganda.

KAGANDO Rural Development Centre (KARUDEC) is a health care and education project managed by the Church of Uganda based around Kagando Hospital (250 beds).

Kagando lies in the South-Eastern foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains on a small West-facing hill looking out across a fertile valley, 20 km from the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo and 5 km North of the Equator. On the other side the hill looks out towards the Western Rift Valley with the nearby Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Kizinga Channel linking Lake George and Lake Edward.
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This year is Kagando's 50th year. There were celebrations in Kagando earlier in the year and yesterday was our chance in the UK to remember the last 50 years, celebrate the successes and plan for Kagando's future. Executive director, Cannon Benson was able to join us with his wife. We were also joined by Mr Taasi who has been working at Kagando for 44 years!

It was a wonderful day with a key note speech from our patron Margaret Sentamu as well as insights from Sir Keith Waddell, Maureen Moore, Rob Morris and other long serving members of the Kagando community.

One of the highlights was the opportunity to discuss Kagando's future in small groups. It is our hope that Kagando will continue to grow over the next 50 years and these groups were a great forum for innovation.

We were able to wish Peter and Heather Candy well as they prepare to spend 2 years at Kagando to support the administration. Please continue to pray for them.

Last but not least, we look forward to growing our relationship with Kisiizi Hospital and we were very grateful Ian Spellman could join us for our celebration. The benefits of sharing good practice will certainly grow both organisation.

We would like to thank St Mary's Church in Islington and all those who worked so hard to make the day possible.

May the Lord bless the welwishers, volounteers and all the Kagando supporters Eg Mr Paul Darrall, John Paul, Paul Allan, Dr Moris Rob, and many others. Yours Amos Muhindo (WorkShop of Hope Volounteer). ...