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In memory of Dr. John Kelly

Dr. John Kelly was a long-time friend and visiting fistula surgeon at Kitovu Hospital.  We will greatly miss his influence and expertise as well as his encouragement to keep fighting for the prevention of fistulas around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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October 2013 Fistula (VVF) Camp

October 11, Dr. Mike Bishop from the UK and Dr. Jerry Putman from the US arrived and began assessments right away on waiting fistula patients.  By the end of the camp October 24th, 67 women were operated. Of these; 44 … Continue reading

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October 2013 knitting with the VVF patients

Linda Chamberlain from the US brought a knitting group to teach the patients how to knit  and crochet.  Linda is passionate about informing the western world about the suffering of women  with Vesico – Vaginal Fistula, and she raises funds … Continue reading

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The Baby Unit needs YOU!

We are hoping to expand the Kitovu Hospital Baby Unit.  Currently we have 5 dedicated nurses, but hope to increase our staffing to 10 nurses (to allow 2 nurses to be on-shift at the same time).  This will enable us to look after babies that have … Continue reading

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2012 Knitting with VVF patients

During the October 2012 VVF camp we have been visited by a group of 8 ladies from the USA.  They have been doing very valuable work teaching the VVF patients how to knit, crochet and sew.  The VVF ladies have … Continue reading

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Sponsorship needed for new Multipurpose Building

A plan has been made for a new Multipurpose Building at Kitovu Hospital.  The building is designed to replace the existing Outpatient Department building which was built in the 1950s and is small, poorly planned and lacks the capacity to … Continue reading

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VVF Camp October 2012

The camp started on 21st October and will run until 2nd November.  We have two visiting surgeons, an urologist and a gynecologist, attending this camp to conduct the surgery on the patients and also to do training.  We have a … Continue reading

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Neo-Natal Ward opening soon!

We are working hard at Kitovu to get the Neo-Natal Ward open as soon as possible.  We are collating the supplies we need, planning the layout of the ward and the operating procedures.  We will also be recruiting a team … Continue reading

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Results of the Fistula Camp August 2012

Number of women registered – 105 Number of women operated – 89 Number of women not operated – 16 Of the 16 women who were not operated on the following procedures were used instead: 4 had recently delivered and were … Continue reading

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Fistula Faculty Meeting

The first Fistula Faculty Meeting was held at Kitovu Hospital in August 2012.  The meeting reviewed the recent Fistula Camp.  The main purpose of the meeting was to bring together the fistula surgeons who have loyally come to Kitovu every … Continue reading

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