Uganda – Ngora

Ngora, Uganda

Ngora is a district of the Eastern Region of Uganda. 230 kilometres north east of the capital, Kampala, it has a population of 101,900 (2002 census). There are numerous scattered and isolated villages which have no nurse or clinic anywhere near. In this situation, our Partnership Project is bringing home-based Palliative Care to patients who are often isolated and in severe pain.
We are enabling a Ugandan charity – FADO-T – to employ a team of qualified Palliative Care nurses and ten Community Health workers. They provide a holistic service, including condition specific medication and pain management, to isolated clients, many of whom have terminal cancers or Aids. This work is established with advice from the Freda Carr Hospital and approval of the local Health Authority.

Our partnership commenced in 2012 and is bringing regular palliative care to well over 100 registered clients at any one time. Due to ignorance, many clients suffer not only physically but socially and emotionally through rejection and isolation. Also, in a huge area where movement is difficult, MAI has funded the purchase of a motorbike for the staff team and a bicycle for each of the Health workers.

Uganda project suspended

Sadly, the Board of MAI have taken the decision to suspend our grant aid to FADO-T for their palliative care work in the Ngora region of Uganda for the time being.  This follows their own

August 21st, 2015|Ngora|

HIV in Ngora District

Alola (pictured above on the left) is typical of many clients cared for by the FADO-T team and funded by MAI. Alola is 40. She lives in a tiny village and is HIV positive. She has

July 7th, 2014|Ngora, Projects|

Amazing story from Ngora

"Without this care, I would have died." Those were the extraordinary words of Charles, lying on his bed in a village in Ngora District, Uganda. MAI Board member, Dr John Gilbert, was visiting our Ugandan

June 18th, 2014|Ngora, Projects|

Dr Gilbert travels for MAI

Dr John Gilbert - Board member of MAI, retired GP and Birmingham University lecturer - is currently in Uganda where he is reviewing the Palliative Care project supported by MAI and providing training to local

April 25th, 2014|Ngora, Projects|

Otim Henry

I am confident that if this project is availed more support, it would make a great change in the lives of our community

March 4th, 2014|Ngora|

Patient numbers increase for the fourth consecutive quarter!

In the last quarter of 2013, Ngora Home Caregivers visited 192 registered clients. Sadly, there were 2 bereavements in this period. Other members of the FADO-T team undertake bereavement counselling. Of the total clients, 57%

February 10th, 2014|Ngora, Projects|
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