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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Kagando has been a source of hope for 50 years in western Uganda. When Kilembe was hit by flash floods last year, teams of health workers from Kagando were first on the scene to help evacuate the sick to Kagando Hospital and provide emergency medical aid. Doctors from Kagando still visit the area regularly as part of the Epilepsy outreach project in partnership with Accomplish Children's Trust. (6 photos) ...

Kagando Hospital performed medical check ups for 40 orphaned and disadvantaged children on Thursday last week as part of Kagando's great service to the community. Four new sickle cell cases and two cases of TB were discovered. In all of these cases we hope that the early detection and treatment will lead to better lives for these children and their carers. It was supported by FOK trustees Rob Morris and Chris Harris along with American students, Holly and Sarah, and Belgian nursing students on their elective. The real heroes though, were the Kagando school of nursing students, without whom the medicals could not have taken place. (5 photos) ...

SAVE THE DATE: Celebrating Kagando Hospital's 50th Anniversary in the UK. All Welcome!

Date: Saturday 20th June 2015
Venue: St Mary's Church, Upper Street, Islington
Time From: 10 a.m - 4pm
Limited Parking at the Church but very good bus and tube service.
Any further details required, please message.