Oxygen generator provides improved medical care at St. Kizito Hospital in Uganda
Herrsching, 11. February 2020
Medical oxygen for hospital in Uganda
The St. Kizito Hospital in Matany, at the Ugandan border with Kenya and South Sudan, ensures medical care for the Karamoja region. As part of an aid project, the outdated technical infrastructure and medical technology of the hospital is currently being renewed. An Inmatec oxygen generator was also installed. The system, which was planned and installed by the German doctor Dr. Friedrich Ullrich, supplies medical oxygen for the treatment of the Karimajong, a semi-nomadic shepherd people.
The Kizito Hospital has been serving people of the Karimajong nomadic people since 1970 in a region, which is considered one of the poorest in Uganda. Malnutrition and high child mortality are omnipresent here. Until now, medical oxygen had to be delivered in bottles from Kampala, over 500 km away. Delivery bottlenecks have been a major risk so far, as the roads were particularly difficult to drive during the rainy season. For Dr. Ullrich and the many supporters the oxygen generation system is "really a milestone". The aid project "Kizito Hospital" is supported by various aid organizations such as the Humanitarian Logistics Organization (HLO) and betterplace.org.