KIDA HOSPITAL OPENS AUGUST 2, 2011!

Rural villagers living in Ruteete Subcounty of Uganda's Kabarole District have been waiting for this day for a long time, because they have never before had access to general medical care when they needed it. The Uganda Ministry of Health sponsored the Family Health Day on August 2nd at the Kitojo Integrated Development Association's (KIDA's) brand new hospital facility and provided extra staff to manage the crowds.  People began lining up at 6 AM and by the time KIDA's expanded staff was ready to serve them, 1600 people had gathered.  Many lab tests were performed, hundreds of children were vaccinated, pregnant women evaluated, and sick patients were seen by doctors.  At least one severe malaria patient was admitted to the new inpatient ward. The next morning a beautiful baby girl was born in the clean and comfortable facility.  She and her mother had all the advantages of professional medical care. KIDA's new medical staff is happy to work here even without much equipment, but they expect the large shipment from Boston's International Medical Equipment Collaborative (IMEC) to arrive next month The Friends of Ruwenzori are so grateful to all donors who have made possible this wonderful development.
 
 Part of the crowd seeking medical care on KIDA's Family Health Day
Part of the crowd seeking medical care on KIDA's Family Health Day