Sight4Bwindi May Newsletter

Here is the latest news and updates from Sight4Bwindi. We all wish Pedson the best in his year of ophthalmic clinical officer training.

A brief history of BCH

We’d like to share with you this slideshow produced by the communications team at BCH showing the hospital’s beginnings under a tree to the construction of the new HDU ward.

Merry Christmas from REACH Bwindi!

We hope this update finds you well and enjoying some time of rest and relaxation over the holidays. This Christmas as we look back on the last few years during this challenging time, we are so proud of all Bwindi Community Hospital has done despite the pandemic. So it is a joy to be able…

Virtual London Marathon – Thanks

The London Marathon 2021 offered REACH Bwindi an opportunity to raise money for Bwindi Community Hospital by inviting people to sponsor a team of three runners. I have visited Bwindi several times in the last few years, and I know how much can be achieved with our support through the devotion and hard work of…

The view from the trail

Our three marathon runners tell us why they are running this epic distance and how their training is going. On Sunday 3 October 2021, Holly, Marian and Mandy will run the virtual Virgin Money London Marathon in Orkney, Herefordshire and Hong Kong – joining a record 50,000 participants who will run the traditional Virgin Money…

Summer news from Sight4Bwindi and a Covid19 update

As Uganda comes through it’s second wave of Covid cases we were pleased to hear that travel restrictions have been eased and continuing students have been returning to the Nursing School.   There have been 12 Covid positive members of staff. All hospital staff apart from those who had the first dose late, have now…

July Update and a tour of BCH

The lockdown within Uganda, announced on 6th June, was further strengthened on 14th  June, with curfew brought forward to 7pm, and a ban on all public and private transport both within and across districts, except where there is approval from local government. BCH is continuing to manage Covid cases locally as far as possible.  To date, there…

Happy Birthday BCH

BCH celebrated their 18th Birthday last month. Here is a clip of the cake cutting! And of course a party would be incomplete without dancing. Congratulations BCH!