Our Nsambya Hospital Project has two objectives:-
1) To purchase a mobile x-
2) To provide funds to start a Public Health Campaign.
Total cost of the project is $44,500. The money will be provided by:-
The wards and buildings are well spaced out in the extensive grounds of the Nsambya Hospital, a main (tertiary), 361 bed Hospital founded in 1905 in Kampala, Uganda, but many of the buildings are 50 years old or more. Gardens of plants and trees provide protection from the tropical sun, although being at 3.900 ft above sea level, Kampala’s temperature rarely exceeds 30 Deg C or falls below 17 Deg C at night.
The gardens provided a wonderful ambiance, but the pathways between the wards are long and very un-
Chest and respiratory diseases are a major problem for the local population, principally caused by HIV/Aids and tuberculosis – but, because of the jolting ride in a trolley across the grounds – it is very difficult to get weak patients to the Hospital’s fixed, 25 year old, X-
Being in a tropical location -
The wards are cramped and, although, the individual beds are curtained off, there is only space for one person to stand on one side of a bed. Relatives still stay overnight with patients, this saves on nursing care -
All this adds up for the need to have a New Digital Mobile X-
requirements of the hospital:-
The Practix 160 is a mobile x-
The machines lightweight construction, short wheelbase and manoeuvrable rear wheels make it ideal for the work, it can be positioned without difficulty between the narrow roads beds, due to its side travel capability. The x-
2) Our project also includes the funding of $2000 to start a public health campaign which will promote public awareness on how to avoid diseases. This campaign will be supported by printed leaflets and brochures which will be distributed by Rotaract club members, community leaders, medical personnel and primary schools.
If the pilot project is successful and the hospital wishes to continue with the scheme it will have to raise more money locally.
From Left: Rotaractor, PP Chris Smith PHF (Eastbourne), Paul Bogere (President Elect Kololo), David Nyende (IPP Kololo), Ruth Wanyana (President Kololo Rotaract Club) -
Kampala is situated on the Northern shore of Lake Victoria in Central Africa -
Here are a some views of the town
The Nsambya Hospital is owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala. It is accredited by the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau and is operated by the Little Sisters of St. Francis
As well as the service mentioned above, the Hospital offers specialist services in surgery, internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology: in all of these subjects graduates of any of Uganda's four medical schools can serve a one year internship at the Hospital. The Hospital also maintains a teaching programme.
Italian aid has permitted the construction of a two story outpatients building -
To aid its work the hospital has a new CT scanner, generously provided by St. Raffaele, Milano. The
Hospital also has a mammography x-