Friends of Kagando is a UK based charitable trust set up in 2003 and managed by a board of Trustees who are past long-term workers at Kagando or regular visitors.

The charity aims to support Kagando Hospital by raising funds, sending equipment and encouraging friends and colleagues working there by correspondence and visits.

Friends also provide support from people with clinical, technical, management, educational, pastoral and fund-raising expertise.

The trustees never claim for expenses, air travel to Kagando or out of pocket expenses, and so administration costs are minimal, and are limited to items such as bank transfer fees for when money is sent to Kagando.

The Friends of Kagando maintains a newsletter mailing list and we are always looking for partners and volunteers to support what we believe has become a ‘centre of excellence’ in Rural Uganda.

Helen is the treasurer of the Friends of Kagando, having joined the board of trustees in 2016. Helen is a Chartered Accountant and is a Director at a leading professional services business in London. Helens specialist interest is in providing strong financial management controls for the Friends of Kagando.

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Chris is a Paediatrician based in London with specialist research interest in neonatal medicine. Chris has provided long term support to Kagando Hospital, which has included the setting up of the neonatal and intensive care unit. He has also established epilepsy outreach work in the local community around Kagando. Chris’s specialist interest is anything that…

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David is a semi-retired engineer, who is a specialist in designing and casting brass and other metals as statues. His work has taken him around the world. David has a specialist interest int he support of local craftspeople, and in fundraising for the palliative care project.

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Ann is a retired GP in the UK. Ann set up the palliative care scheme at Kagando in 2008 and continues to give much support to the programme. Ann has a special interest in fund raising, palliative care, and in supporting the work of the Kagando Farm.

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Maureen has been involved in nursing in Africa since 1966, when she was working with Africa Inland Mission as a Missionary Nurse. This work took Maureen to Kagando in 1987, where Maureen helped to establish the Kagando School of Nursing and Midwifery in 1989. Maureen then took the role of matron and senior tutor at…

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Rita is a retired practice nurse. She has been involved in Kagando since 2010 and has wide ranging interests in supporting women in the Rwenzori area of Uganda. At Kagando Hospital Rita has specialist interest in Governance and raising standards in nursing care. Rita also started ‘Rwenzori Women for Health’ which is making a huge…

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Liz, is a retired primary school teacher. One of her key interests is in supporting the wide ranging work at Kagando relating to children. Liz is involved in supporting local primary schools, and set up Children 100 to subsidise the payment of fees for children admitted to the hospital. Liz’s other specialist interest is in…

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Peter is a retired consultant orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in upper limb surgery. Peter has a specialist interest at Kagando of Continuing Medical Education and in the raising of medical standards. He is also involved in discipleship training for adults and children. Peter, with his wife Elizabeth Lunn are leading the Friends of Kagando appeal to…

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Jen is a retired nurse from the United Kingdom. Jen raised her family of 4 children at Kagando from 1979 to 1985. Jen is the founder of Kagando’s Nursery and Primary Schools. Jen;s special interests are: administrative support, clinical governance and the raising of standards in pharmacy & stores.

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Rob is a retired GP from the United Kingdom. Rob has a long history with Kagando, and was the Medical Superintendent from 1979 to 1985. Rob currently serves as the Deputy Medical Director at Kagando, is chairman of the Governing Council of Kagando School of Nursing & Midwifery, and is the Chairman of the Friends…

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Benson trained as a geography teacher. He was ordained into the Church of Uganda and is one of senior clergy in South Rwenzori Diocese. Benson has been the Executive Director of Kagando Rural Development Centre since 2002, and was awarded PhD in 2016 having researched management and sustainability of clean water supplies in rural Uganda.…

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