At Kagando hospital in rural Western Uganda, there is only one physiotherapist, Ken, who tries to see all in-patients and out-patients, as well as patients in the community, whatever their condition – from back pain to a baby born with club feet.
We met Ken in the Summer of 2013, and decided he needed help! So we have provided transport, accommodation and living costs to a newly qualified physiotherapist to spend 3 months with him. This is the third time we have done this, and it has worked well – both helping Ken, his patients, and helping the newly qualified physio to gain a wide ranging experience in a rural hospital setting.
At the beginning of March, Pius started his 3 month placement, and Ken has been sending us photos of them in action! In one photo, you can see one of our trustees, Marc Swan giving the physio department some equipment that Interface has funded – 2 TENS machines, an exercise ball and a variety of therabands. In another photo, you can see a child using the wheelchair as a walker, and learning to walk – this would not have been possible without the extra help we have given Ken for his outreach programme – he would not have been able to do it without the extra staff. We will keep you updated with reports from Ken and Pius throughout his time there.