In Uganda, the wet season has arrived. It is now not only constantly hot, but also extremely humid. This climate is very trying for humans, […] Read more
Key health facts
Life expectancy at birth: 62 years (women), 58 years (men)
Infant mortality per 1,000 births: 87
Doctors per 1,000 inhabitants: 0,1
Cap Anamur first got active in Uganda in the period from 1981 to 1992. We further engaged in 1998, then again between 2003 and 2016. In 2017 we returned to run new projects in Uganda.
Situation in the country
Uganda is a haven for many people fleeing the civil war currently raging in South Sudan. On that account, this landlocked East African country is considered exemplary for its dealing with refugees. As such, all refugees are to be given land that they can cultivate to their own benefit, even though it is one of the poorest countries in the world. In this region, medical care is not guaranteed. Only about half the population have access to safe water.
Improve medical coverage of both refugees and host communities.
In Kiryandongo we provide both medical and logistical support to a hospital. From there we also coordinate medical care in the refugee camps and organize patient referrals.
All activities are run in close cooperation with the national Ministry of Health.
In our hospital in Kiryandongo we have freshly renovated the neonatology, that is the ward for prematurely born babies. Through this renovation and the relocation […] Read more
A small, emaciated body, weak arms and legs and a constant fatigue – 18 months old Emmanuel showed such severe signs of malnutrition that even […] Read more
The annual World Refugee Day is supposed to raise awareness for those who were forced to flee their home countries due to violence, hunger, persecution […] Read more
Five newborns on New Year’s Day The new year startet with a lot of work in Uganda. Elena Prögler was the nurse that helped give […] Read more
Starvation, destroyed dwellings and livelihoods, no access to medical care, persecution and fear of death – the reasons for flight are manifold, yet always precarious. […] Read more
The road conditions are bad. Yesterday’s rainfall has soaked the ground and normal cars get stuck in deep mud. Without an off-road car there is […] Read more
We started our mission in Uganda at the beginning of 2014; now we have handed it over to the local authorities. A report: The hospital […] Read more
by Judith Große-Sudhues “For over a week now, the national power supplier does not provide any electricity due to a defect in the substation. Presumably […] Read more
The hospital of Lwala was founded roughly 80 years ago. Back then it was all about reducing the high rates of maternal mortality in Uganda. […] Read more