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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Starting at 10am on Thursday 4th December, we are hoping to raise £25000 with your help! Donate via our Big Give profile and your donation could be doubled! ...

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If someone gave you pills, would you take them? At Kagando, education of the surrounding communities in health matters is a key part of the day to day work of the hospital. There are multiple teams that travel for hours in all directions across difficult terrain to reach those who do not have access to healthcare or who are too sick to travel. Once they arrive in a village, they talk to people to let them know about HIV, epilepsy, palliative care, women's health and sanitation. This helps remove stigma, integrate communities and improve the health and well-being of entire villages. (3 photos) ...

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The Big Give Christmas Appeal is coming!! We are trying to raise money to provide safe electricity at Kagando Hospital. By registering at and donating on the 4th 5th and 6th December, you can support this great project. Donations made on these days will be matched by the Big Give benefactors until their money runs out. Please put this date in your diary and help make electricity at Kagando safe. ...

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