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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A huge thank you to all who donated to Friends of Kagando with 'The Big Give' campaign before Christmas. We are delighted to announce that we raised a total of over £13,000!!! This will kick-start the rewiring of the hospital, making electricity safe at Kagando! Thank you all and happy new year! ...

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Merry Christmas everybody. Please remember to say a prayer for those at Kagando. During the Christmas period every ward is decorated fully in a hotly contested competition. I wonder who will win this year?? ...

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Thank you all so much for your support during the Big Give. We will let you know how we did as soon as possible. Your donations and support are so important to us at Friends of Kagando and change lives on the ground in the community. ...

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge is here!! Please register and donate at and your donation could be doubled!! This opportunity opens at 10am each day closes on the 6th December after the Big Give pot runs dry. ...

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