News Release

Church Sponsors Renovations of Maternity Center in Uganda Hospital

Critical equipment for mothers and babies

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Uganda funded professional renovations of the inpatient maternity and neonatal building of the Mukono General Hospital during the period of June to November 2022. The renovations were aimed at improving health services provided to mothers and infants in this central Ugandan community.

This project will also provide nearly $30,000 worth of critical equipment to the maternity center. Items include an operating table, delivery bed, infant warmer, fetal Doppler ultrasound machine, ten patient beds with lockers, and other needed items.

Rain did not dampen the spirits of the many government, hospital, and Church officials who participated in the handover ceremony on 24 November 2022. Attendees included Hospital Board Chairperson Reverend Dr Kefa Ssempangi, Principal Assistant Secretary Tekisooka Margaret, Secretary for Gender and Health Services Mariam Nalwoga, Regional District Commissioner Fatuma Ndisaba Nabitaka, Kampala North Stake President Frederick Kyambadde, and other Church members.

President Kyambadde recounted how this renovation project originated with local Church members who a few years earlier volunteered to clean the hospital. He highlighted key values of the Church of not only supporting the community but also building families and homes with strong spiritual foundations.

This is just one of the many humanitarian projects the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints undertakes throughout Africa. Church members give compassionate service without regard to religion, race, or nationality.  

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