KIDA WILL OPEN A HOSPITAL!

KIDA IS APPROVED TO OPEN A MINI HOSPITAL!

On January 5, 2011, the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council granted the Kitojo Integrated Development Association (KIDA) a license to open a health unit to serve the surrounding rural communities with general medical care for the first time. Normally a mini hospital requires four buildings, but the community's urgent need has dictated this approval. Rev. Ezra Musobozi, KIDA’s director, recruited a medical officer from Kabarole Hospital in Fort Portal, Dr. Sekitoleko Richard, to supervise the set-up and operation of inpatient and outpatient services, including labor and delivery.

KIDA IS GETTING READY TO OPEN THEIR BEAUTIFUL NEW BUILDING FOR SERVICES IN 2011!  They are currently engaged in recruiting staff and finishing up the operating theater annex to the General Ward, hooking up the rain water harvesting system, and installing solar power!  The Friends of Ruwenzori is busy raising money to send quality medical equipment through the International Medical Equipment Collaborative (IMEC). To help us, please visit our donate page. For more pictures, click on the Kitojo Hospital menu item above.

Photo taken on 3/14/2011 shows progress of operating theater annex to the Genera
Photo taken on 3/14/2011 shows progress of operating theater annex to the General Ward