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.
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 [...]
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.
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!
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 [...]
27th June, 2018
Out of the Blue Big Band has raised £340 for Interface Uganda! They had a fantastic evening back in April. Jo James (one of our trustees) is a member of the band, and can be seen conducting in one of the photos. For more about ‘Out of the blue big band’, have a look at their website: Out of the Blue Jazz or their [...]
8th June, 2018
Interface has funded trainee surgeons – Cornelius and Naomi, and nurse Florence to attend a microsurgery course at Ganga hospital, Coimbatore, India. Here is an excerpt from their report:
We (Florence, Dr Naomi and Dr Cornelius) were in Coimbatore India from 12th February through 3rd March to undertake a microsurgery course. The trip was fully funded by Interface Uganda a charity organization. The purpose of the trip and course was to help upscale and improve the microsurgery done at CoRSU hospital [...]