Building up a teaching hospital with operation                  theater in south-western uganda



- Dr. med H. Listle working together with people from the Kanungu District and volunteers of a German protestant church has realised the vision to build up the existing structure of the Katate Health Center IV in Kanungu by building an operation theater for basic, life-saving surgical procedures, renovating the old patient buildings and a solar power system for energy supply.

- Chaperone International is an Ugandan NGO founded in 2021 by our new team of leaders to transform communities through provision of quality and affordable education, improved health and poverty eradication."

Mr. Honest Wilkins, Mrs. Eleanor Niyamishana, Martin Atukwase, our project manager and Dr. Holger Listle are the founding directors of Chaperone International  - our Ugandan partner NGO on the ground to make this project successful

- the protestant church of Eppingen has been working together with our Ugandan partners for over 12 years building a primary school in the Kanungu District/South West of Uganda.  Members of the church in Eppingen are visiting the project regularly and it continues to grow in a healthy way. Visit their website  (website in German).



We visited Katate Health Center in March 2014 during a trip to another mission hospital in south-western Uganda. We investigated the existing infrastructure of the Katate Health Center and examined the potential of the existing facilities.

Together with an African architect we designed and built a simple, purpose orientated, full functional operating theater with one main operating room and two wound dressing rooms suitable for minor operations and a dentistry.

We have supervised the construction of the operation theater personally throughout the whole time until the completion of the construction in 04/2019. Since February 2020 we have started with operations, mainly c-sections for mothers in difficult labour, hernia repairs and excisions of lipomas/tumors.

The project is a non-profit initiative and based on fund-raising. The money and cash-flow between Germany and Uganda is officially supervised and managed by the German protestant church of Eppingen (see banc connection below).

The next steps have been the renovation of the existing old buildings and the installation of a modern solar power based energy solution system by the German company BOS-AG/Neu-Ulm, funding of our ultra-sound project and a new dentistry in our hospital.

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