Bwindi Community Hospital


Project description

Founded in 2003 by U.S. missionaries as a weekly clinic under a tree, Bwindi Community Hospital (BCH), located on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, now provides healthcare to the 100,000 locals in the area. With 112 beds for patients and a healthcare outreach programme, the hospital provides clinics and care for a wide range of conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, dental treatments, HIV and malaria. Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is working with Bwindi Community Hospital on an on-going basis to continue to develop its resources and offer further support to the community, especially in vital areas of children’s health services, maternity care and delivery, as well as an innovative insurance scheme. In addition, new initiatives that are being introduced thanks to the support of Sanctuary Retreats and its guests like a nursing school to train nursing students for the longevity of the hospital, a new adult ward with room for 60 patients and the provision of two new ambulances.

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda

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Africa / Uganda / Bwindi

The undiscovered pearl of Africa, Uganda, is a landscape of deep lakes, high mountains and thick rainforests. With a boasting wildlife not found anywhere else, Uganda is also home of the world’s greatest concentration of primates. Sanctuary Goril...

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