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One Year of Activities at the Children’s Surgical Hospital in Entebbe

Just over a year has passed since Ramadhan, our first patient here, left the operating theatre at our Children’s Surgical Hospital in Entebbe, Uganda: a country where 20% of children require specialised surgical care and where there were only 4 paediatric surgeons until this hospital opened.

One year on, we are achieving the goal we had set ourselves: to become a centre for elective paediatric, general and specialist surgery where all African children can receive the best possible care, free of charge.

A place where it is possible to put the idea of the right to universal care into practice every day. A principle that has always guided our work.

MAY 2022: Voices of Our Staff in Uganda


‘Building Medicine of Excellence in Africa’

On 13 May 2022, one year after the Children’s Surgical Hospital in Entebbe, Uganda, began activities, EMERGENCY hosted representatives from 12 African Health Authorities to outline the achievements of the African Network of Medical Excellence (ANME), and shape its future path.

Following a roundtable discussion, a Joint Declaration was signed, laying out the commitments that will guide the next steps for the African Network of Medical Excellence:


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