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Jane Sibley (cleft nurse specialist) trip to CoRSU in September 2018

5th November, 2018

Jane Sibley (cleft nurse specialist from Oxford) went out to work and teach the nutrition team at CoRSU hospital in September.  She took out lots more equipment, and is making a great difference to the babies born with clefts and to their families in Uganda.  She has sent us this report and photos.

Jane Sibleys report

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How the equipment we sent is being used

31st October, 2018

Thank you to the therapy team (in particular Rhonah and David) for sending us these case stories of the children who have benefitted from the splinting material we send out.  Have a read of the report here:

Interface splinting stories Oct 2018

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Interface sends out more equipment to CoRSU hospital

19th September, 2018

A photo of the happy therapists receiving their equipment!

Interface has collected and sent 16 boxes of new and used equipment to CoRSU hospital – new splinting material and velcro, used splints, loads of surgical and anaesthetic equipment that is no longer used at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, blankets knitted by a cleft nurse in Oxford – all packed up and sent out to Uganda, where it will be put into good use.

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Report from Justus in Kagando

17th September, 2018

Interface has been funding a newly qualified physiotherapist from Mbarara University to work at Kagando hospital.

He has sent us his first report, which you can see here. September 2018 – Report from Justus at Kagando hospital

Here is an excerpt from his report:

BENEFITS OF HAVING A PHYSIO INTERN AT KAGANDO HOSPITAL. Reduction of workload on the physiotherapist. Kagando hospital has a very busy outpatients department on a daily basis. Similarly there are patients on wards that [...]

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Gloria and Justus

A NEW PHYSIO FOR KAGANDO

2nd August, 2018

Interface Uganda is funding a new physio to help Gloria in the physiotherapy department at Kagando hospital.  We have chosen Justus Muhwezi, who is a newly qualified physiotherapist from Mbarara University.  As well as giving Gloria lots of help, he will be gaining really varied experience in his new post.  We will be receiving regular reports, so watch this space for updates.  We wish him well.

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A 300km bike ride for Interface Uganda

24th July, 2018

Jackie and Tim Fowler cycled the ‘Vatternrundan’ (the largest recreational bike ride in the world) to raise funds for us.  They joined 20,000 people to ride the 300km (186 miles) around Lake Vattern in Sweden.  It took them 13 hours (10.5 hours actual cycling time), and they rode through the night (not much darkness in June in Sweden)!

They have raised almost £300 for Interface – THANK YOU JACKIE AND TIM!

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More children benefitting from the splinting material

2nd July, 2018

Thank you to Rehema and David from the therapy department at CoRSU hospital, who have sent these case stories of children who have benefitted from the splinting material we regularly send out.

KR is 3month’s old child with the history of birth brachial plexus injury following difficult delivery, child is on the therapy program and supination super splint has been fabricated for him with therapy ongoing.

WL is 9-year-old with the history of burns and contractures due to convulsions, has had [...]

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