Saving Lives in Developing Countries. Charity Number 1081630

New Buildings at Kamuli

GREAT NEWS! The long awaited project to refurbish and extend the maternity ward and the old operating theatre at Kamuli has now been completed.

The Bishop of Uganda attended the Official Opening Ceremony on Thursday 27th November and conferred his blessing.

Over the past three years the management and staff of KMH have worked hard with many people to bring this to fruition – not least many of you through donations big and small.

The pictures show what you have achieved and speak for themselves.

Fig 1 The refurbished maternity ward with walkway                             Fig 2 The new maternity extension

The refurbished maternity ward with walkway                                    The new maternity extension

Fig 3 The old operating theatre converted into a ward                              Fig 4 The new walkway

The old operating theatre converted into a ward                                        The new walkway


This has all been made possible by a strong combined effort from everyone. Major donors have been led by an anonymous donation, the Kamuli Friends led by Dr Philip Unwin, the Childbirth Injuries Trust led by Dr Brian Hancock, Rotary District 1090 and many Rotary Clubs and private donors, too numerous to mention individually. However you all know who you are and I am profoundly grateful to each of you for the support given.

Strong financial and administrative support has been provided by Rotary Doctor Bank in the UK and Medicaudit in Uganda.

Last, but not least, it has all been drawn together by the Rotary Clubs of Kyambogo-Kampala and Henley Bridge supported by District 1090 through a Rotary International Global Grant which has matched donations with a 50% grant.

As you will know from my previous emails, my focus has moved to supporting rural hospitals across Uganda to improve the care they give by helping their financial and management sustainably – see

I am delighted to say that the work at Kamuli continues to forge ahead led by Dr Philip Unwin and his niece Dr Alice Unwin who both visit Kamuli regularly. They are currently engaged in building new staff quarters for the nurses, guest accommodation and developing a comprehensive programme for volunteers and medical student electives.

Your continued interest and support is what has sustained all this over the past six years and I look forward to keeping you in touch with developments as they unfold over the next six!!

Jim McWhirter,

November 2014

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