Our Aim "To work with the people of Hoima Uganda to improve the delivery of healthcare"

Hoima and the Referral Hospital

Hoima is a town in North Western Uganda, smaller than Basingstoke but with a much larger district population. It lies on a good tarmac road about 4hrs from the capital, Kampala, but other roads in the district are very poor and some villages are not accessible by road. Most people there live by subsistence farming.

There are encouraging signs. The hospital is much cleaner than it used to be. New staff houses are being built which will make Hoima a more attractive destination for resident doctors. The new school of nursing means that in time there will be a pool of qualified nurses looking for work locally. A new maternity unit with its own theatre has been built and is functioning. There is a real desire to improve patient safety.

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