Interface Uganda is a registered UK charity established in 2001, which aims to provide essential reconstructive surgery and to equip and train local specialists in Uganda and the surrounding areas.
In Uganda there are many thousands of children and adults suffering from severe disabilities and disfigurement whose lives could be transformed with reconstructive surgery. The common conditions requiring reconstructive surgery are severe burns and cleft lips and palates. Even if the treatment is available, the cost of transport and hospital fees are prohibitive for many patients.
Patients with burns, cancers, cleft lips and accidents are often left untreated, which is not only disfiguring but can leave people destitute because severe scarring leaves them unable to work. Others are cut off from their communities. In many districts there are no surgeons with the skills to perform essential reconstructive surgery. We rely on your generous support and help for that work to continue.
To see videos of our charity and what we do, please click here.
From training surgeons and healthcare staff to providing and funding equipment, Interface Uganda help people in East Africa needing reconstructive surgery in a variety of ways.
The founders of Interface Uganda are Andrew and Sarah Hodges – Andrew worked as general surgeon and Sarah as an anaesthetist in the West of Uganda from 1992-1998.
Uganda is a land-locked republic on the equator in central Africa, bordering Sudan, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. English is the official language. Kampala is the capital city.
Interface Uganda is run completely by a group of dedicated volunteers. All money raised goes directly to where it is needed in Uganda. Here are the volunteer team:
Interface Uganda has strong links with CoRSU Hospital near Kampala https://corsuhospital.org/ and also Kagando Hospital in Western Uganda, through ‘Friends of Kagando’ charity – https://friendsofkagando.co.uk/
Interface Uganda relies completely on donations and services from supporters and from fundraising efforts. A huge thank you to all the individuals who regularly donate, and here are some of the people and companies who have regularly given us support:
There are hundreds of photos in our gallery taken by Andrew and Sarah Hodges, as well as lots from visiting medical staff. Also, fundraising events and equipment that has been supplied. Please take a look!
Have a look at our past fundraising events, and see how many amazing people have organised, taken part in, and donated money to Interface.