Health Care | Medical

Healthcare in Uganda is improving, but still inadequate.  The situation is startling:Dr. Sudan examining patient

  • 1 out of every 7 children dies before their 5th birthday.
  • Over 50% of households have no access to health care facilities.
  • 60% of the available equipment in hospitals is obsolete.
  • 320 people die each day from malaria.
  • Only two African nations have more deaths from malaria.
  • Malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhea are the main causes of under-5 mortality.
  • Ranked 8th worldwide in HIV/AIDS deaths in 2009.
  • Half of Uganda’s 2,500,000 orphans lost their parents due to AIDS.
  • 1.2 million people in Uganda are living with HIV/AIDS. 150,000 of those are children.
  • 97% of facilities expected to provide basic emergency services are not able to do so.
nurse giving medication to small childThere are literally hundreds of thousands of people living in the three districts surrounding RG. The two primary towns with hospitals are more than an hour's drive from RG, in opposite directions. This presents a huge challenge to the majority of impoverished people in the area.

What are we doing to help?

orphan receiving examinationRestoration Gateway will address the medical needs of the surrounding districts by constructing a new hospital. The hospital will have approximately 170 beds with large outpatient, operating room, lab and x-ray facilities as well. This facility will become the hospital of choice for the people in the surrounding districts. It will be nearer to many of these people, and will increase the bed capacity in the area by nearly 50%. Medical, nursing and allied healthcare students will also be able to receive supervised training.

  Plans call for building the hospital in three phases.
  1. The first phase will provide an outpatient clinic. This will be done by constructing the central 2-story building.
  2. Phase Two will construct and equip surgery and the necessary buildings to provide in-patient services.
  3. Phase Three will provide a surgery ward, OB/GYN and Pediatric wards, as well as men’s and women’s wards.

How can you help?
*You can give, so that the hospital facilities can be built, providing the gateway for medical treatment availability.  

*You can go to provide medical care. Even before the hospital is completed, temporary clinics can be held in our multi-purpose building. Additionally, visiting doctors can do clinics in remote villages with the mobile medical unit. 

A printable or emailable brochure can be downloaded here.
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thumbnail of hospital overview, in phases thumbnail of plans for Phase 1 thumbnail of front elevation view of Phase 1