Kiwoko is a busy hospital!
Around 60,000 people are treated in the Outpatients Department each year - that’s well over 1000 per week!
The 230+ beds are spread around the male, female and children’s wards, where people are cared for by the dedicated teams of doctors and nurses ...
… and where people recover after undergoing surgical operations.
HIV is a particularly serious issue in Africa, and the Luweero area is no exception. The hospital HIV programme has around 2500 patients registered, where they can obtain the drugs necessary to control the virus.
Maternity and Baby Care
In Kiwoko the midwives and doctors deliver about 50 babies per week. Many of these are referrals - the hospital is the referral centre for around 800,000 people - so cases where the mother is going into labour prematurely, or where there are other complications, are likely to be referred to Kiwoko.
A number of these babies will require admission to the hospital NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). Very premature babies, born up to 3 months early and weighing less than 1 kg, can survive as result of treatment in the NICU. It is the best equipped and staffed unit of its kind in Uganda, made possible through the generous support of the Adara Group.