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URCS COVID-19 response report - Period 31st March – 1st May 2020

19 May 2020

Dear URCS Partner,

Please receive copy of the URCS COVID-19 response report for the period 31 st March – 1 st May 2020 for your information

Please feel free to share this with other stakeholders within your network.

For any feedback, the contact persons are indicated on the second last page of this document.

Synergies against COVID-19: Sharing of Expertise and Experiences between Uganda and UK [Webinar Report]

15 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all regions of the world causing enormous health, economic, and social impact. Overall, an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases continues to be reported in various countries with no indication that the peak of the outbreak has been reached.

Established in 2013, The Uganda UK Health Alliance is a collaboration between the UK and the Ministry of Health, Uganda to support UK derived programs in the health sector whilst fostering shared...

Comprehensive checklists for local organisations, projects, and health facilities

7 May 2020

Doctors Worldwide has launched a set of 4 comprehensive checklists for local organisations, projects, and health facilities that operate in low resource settings who are preparing for COVID-19.

Using our 19 years of medical expertise and drawing on information and resources from around the world, these four checklists provide a step by step breakdown in preparation of COVID-19.

Checklist 1 – Prepare: Logistically Checklist 2 – Prepare: Medically Checklist 3 – Prepare:...

Synergies against COVID-19: Sharing of Expertise and Experiences between Uganda and the UK [Webinar Meeting Video]

27 April 2020

Background: On December 31 st, 2019, the People’s Republic of China notified the World Health Organisation of an outbreak of a Pneumonia causing illness that was later confirmed to be caused by the novel Corona Virus (COVID 19). On 11 th March 2020, the COVID 19 outbreak was declared a Pandemic by the W.H.O with spread to all continents.

The pandemic has affected different Regions at varying rates causing enormous health, economic, and social impact around the world. As of 13 th...

Synergies against COVID-19: Sharing of Expertise and Experiences between Uganda and the UK [Webinar]

18 April 2020

The Uganda UK Health Alliance (UUKHA) Webinar on COVID 19

UUKHA exists to support mutual collaboration between the UK and Uganda in Health Sector Development. As Uganda and the UK continue to experience the outbreak of COVID 19 at different extents and stages, the Alliance has organised a 2 1/2 hrs webinar to facilitate sharing of expertise and experience between the two countries.

The Webinar will be held on 23 rd April 2020 at 15:00-17:00 EAT (13:00-15:00 BST) on Zoom....

Helping Uganda Schools: Project highlights

1 April 2020

Helping Uganda Schools (HUGs) is the UK registered charity organisation aimed at supporting and touching the lives of children in Uganda. Since 1995, HUGS has helped sponsor children who are unable to attend school and living in impoverished rural areas.

Read more of HUGS' project highlights

Kisiizi Hospital: Assessment of Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic

1 April 2020


We have all seen the speed at which the pandemic has spread across the globe and the impact on many countries. We pray for those of you reading this in lock-down situations, isolated and may be frustrated by the effects of the disease and the resulting restrictions. Even more, we remember those of our colleagues in healthcare who are working so hard to care for a seemingly never-ending line of patients.

Uganda had no cases on 19 th March but now they are...

Dr. Richard Bircher dissertation proposal

18 March 2020

Dr. Richard Bircher a General Practitioner and also a newly appointed Chairman of Helping Uganda Schools (HUGs) in his dissertation proposal describe, The impact of sight restorative treatment in Ugandan children on access to education and how their treatment influences changes in household livelihood strategies.

Read the dissertation proposal here

Helping Uganda Schools lastest update

3 March 2020

Helping Uganda Schools (HUGS) is UK based and registered charity organisation with a charity statement:- Support the building and development of schools in Uganda and other African countries and to assist with matters related to the educational support of children from the earliest years through to undergraduate level. ...

Reach Bwindi - 2020 Vision: Sight4Bwindi Newsletter #3 – January 2020

24 February 2020

As part of the Alliance's strategic objective of strengthening membership engagements through the consortium model, The Alliance is always in the sphere of sharing and supporting ongoing member activities.

The Reach Bwindi recently registered growing support and momentum with a grant boost from the Lions and the James Tudor Foundation, this enabled the commencement of eye health services at Bwindi Community Hospital.

Download and read more from their recent newsletter release...