Mulago Hospital in Kampala and Makerere University were once the jewels in the crown of Uganda. Mulago Hospital is a major teaching hospital and the national referral centre in Uganda. Unfortunately, funding for hospital services in Uganda has not kept pace and the surgeons working in Mulago face daily difficulties in treating patients. CLEFT supports Dr Robert Ssentongo and a team of plastic surgeons who have the responsibility for managing patients with cleft lip and palate in Mulago Hospital. We have held workshops and provided equipment.
Kaye Knowles is running The Uganda Marathon for CLEFT on 5th June and the money she raises will go towards buying equipment for the cleft team in Mulago.