June/July 2016 update

Here is the latest news from Care for Uganda:

One of Care for Uganda's longstanding committee members, Keith Wicks, has sadly lost his fight against cancer. Keith had a great love for Care for Uganda. He was known as Mr Uganda, as once he had been to Uganda on his first visit he never stopped talking about it. Keith was very instrumental in the development of the work from the beginning and moved with Care for Uganda through the transition from an aid organisation into a development organisation. Keith will very much be missed. Our thoughts and prayers remain with his wife, Linda, and the family.

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Two Development Support Programmes will be taking place in July and August.

From 23rd July - 2nd August there will be a team of twelve.

From 2nd August - 12th August there will be a team of seventeen.

Both teams will be involved with monitoring and evaluating the various projects of Care for Uganda. They will also be involved in constructing tippy taps, visiting children on the sponsorship programme and leading sports days in schools.

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8 people will be joining the hernia trip in September. They are aiming to undertake 70 hernia operations. This work will be carried out at Bishop Caesar Asili hospital. This is a Catholic mission hospital with good facilities. The operating suite is almost at UK standard.

CEO, Andy Pilcher, and the surgeons will also look at the hospital in Nakaseke to see if it is possible to develop a relationship with them. Nakaseke hospital is a government hospital and is under resourced, but many people go there as they cannot afford to use private alternatives. Previously when we tried to get involved in this hospital we realised that it was not actually part of Lowero district, the district we are working in. We have since discovered that many people living in Bbowa are still referred to Nakaseke hospital. Andy will meet with the District Health Officer for Nakaseke and discuss a possible partnership.

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We are always looking for volunteers to get involved in the work of Care for Uganda. Also you might like to consider joining one of the future Development Support Programmes. If you are interested in finding out more please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it