Establishing Youth Friendly Services

The vision of Bwindi Community Hospital is “a healthy and productive community free from preventable disease and with excellent health services accessible to all.” Developing youth friendly services is seen as integral to achieving this and has been a priority for BCH for over ten years. A feasibility study was commissioned in 2016 to explore…

BCH and Kisiizi staff qualify as family planning trainers!

Increasing the uptake of modern contraceptive methods is a hospital priority. Uganda has one of the highest fertility rates in Africa and the teenage pregnancy rate is 24%. Family planning can save lives by delaying motherhood, spacing children and avoiding unsafe abortions. Over the past few years many staff and students have been trained as…

Building for the future

One of the inspiring things about visiting and working with BCH is seeing their vision for the future turn into reality and the speed at which this sometimes happens! There are currently lots of buildings being constructed at the hospital. A new large multi-purpose hall is being built behind the maternity and waiting mother’s hostel….

GiftAid!

REACH Bwindi is now registered with the UK HMRC, which is good news because it means we can claim GiftAid on donations made by UK taxpayers! GiftAid is a scheme enabling registered charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer, effectively increasing the amount of the donation. To make donating and…

Andrews’ Race to the Stones

In July 2018 Andrew Souter will run 100km in the race to the Stones to raise money for Bwindi Community Hospital through REACH Bwindi. Here he shares his story… I have always been prone to the odd bout of insane foolhardiness and this year I have I’ve outdone myself – in July I shall be…

Taking flight: REACH Bwindi achieves charitable status!

The Trustees are delighted to announce that after much hard work, many forms and emails we are now an officially registered charity in England & Wales! We are awaiting the final processing of our gift aid application with HMRC and will keep you updated when we are successful! We would like to thank all our…

Easter wishes from Bwindi!

Bwindi Community Hospital write: We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Easter and to say thank you for all the support you give to us through your kind words, thoughts, visits and donations. We would also like to share with you the story of one our recent patients which inspired this Easter Appeal….