Mildmay Uganda was Mildmay’s first international programme, opening in Kampala in 1998 as a Centre of Excellence for the provision of comprehensive HIV & AIDS prevention, care, treatment and training services
Mildmay Uganda is now an independent hospital and healthcare nonprofit NGO with its own Trustee Board and has grown to be an organisation with a reach of nearly six and a half million people. It has three core functions: the provision of HIV care and treatment services at the hospital, HIV-focused training and education and the provision of technical assistance to 16 districts in central Uganda to strengthen local health systems.
Care and treatment are provided predominantly on an outpatient basis for most clients. In addition to this, Elizabeth Ward, the 33-bed capacity children's ward, provides care for critically and terminally ill children aged 0-18 years.
Mildmay UK provides annual funding for Elizabeth Ward in the paediatric care centre of Mildmay Hospital, Kampala. This is the only facility in the region providing high-quality care to children with the most complex cases of HIV-associated health conditions.
Elizabeth Ward treats over 500 children a year from underprivileged families who require specialist care. Children are admitted to Elizabeth Ward with conditions such as HIV, tuberculosis, meningitis and malaria. Care for each child is highly personalised to meet their particular needs, and support is also provided for their families.
Universal Child Sponsorship Fund
Since its introduction in 2002, the Fund has supported 1,827 children and adolescents (833 boys and 994 girls) with psychosocial support services including economic empowerment of vulnerable households.
In 2017, Mildmay Uganda replaced individually-allocated support for children with the Universal Fund to bring the same healthcare, education and food security benefits more equitably to more children and young people.
A COVID story from Mildmay Uganda
At the beginning of September 2021, the Reverend Canon John Stanley, who was 90 on 20 May 2021, challenged himself to walk the City Walls of Chester 90 times by the date of his birthday.
John succeeded in this challenge, and raised over £2,900 for Mildmay Hospital in Uganda, to support its vital Covid vaccination initiatives.
Just one month later, we received an update from our colleagues in Mildmay Hospital in Uganda on the progress of their COVID-19 vaccination programme.
30-Year Master Plan
In 2017 Mildmay Uganda launched a 30-year Master Plan that will see their health centre evolve into a fully-fledged modern not-for-profit teaching hospital offering quality health care and training as part of her contribution to the national goal of universal access to health care.
The Plan will strategically position Mildmay Uganda to contribute towards ending the HIV epidemic through the presidential fast-track initiative on HIV and AIDs in Uganda.
Background image: His Excellency the Hon. Edward Sekandi gave his speech during the 30-Year Mildmay Uganda Master Plan Launch.
Dr. Barbara Mukasa, Executive Director of Mildmay Uganda, delivers her speech during the 30-Year Mildmay Uganda Master-Plan Launch.