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Uganda

Since 2003 STACC has contributed to the costs of running the Children’s Ward at St Kizito Hospital, Matany, Uganda. Since then, 62,000 children have been admitted as inpatients, with STACC contributing currently about a quarter of the annual running costs. The hospital is administered by the Comboni Fathers.

A doctor seeing sick children at the out-patients' clinic
Overcrowding in the hospital children's ward
A sick child with a young carer

Mothers with their children and belongings in the hospital compound

Waiting for the weekly food ration
Receiving food

Malaria and respiratory tract infections account for over half of hospital admissions. Malnutrition is one of the top five causes of death in the under-fives.