Who we are
REACH Bwindi has been established by current and former UK volunteers from Bwindi Community Hospital and Uganda Nursing School Bwindi. We give grants to these and other suitable organisations which provide effective and accessible healthcare to the whole population in the Kanungu District. This is in order that people may live their lives free from preventable disease, with affordable healthcare when they need it. The overall object of REACH Bwindi is: The prevention or relief of poverty or financial hardship in South West Uganda by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training, healthcare projects and all the necessary support designed to enable individuals to generate a sustainable income and be self-sufficient.
The corona virus pandemic is affecting communities all over the world. Bwindi Community Hospital needs our support more than ever as they face new challenges. The cost of medication and PPE has gone up by over 100%. Travel restrictions mean that patients can’t access healthcare unless they live in one of the few villages within walking distance of the hospital. This is particularly affecting patients on long term medication for conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and HIV, who now can’t access medication. BCH has always been innovative in their approach to healthcare. They are piloting community nurses travelling by motorbike to patient’s villages to deliver medication. This will not be an easy task with a large mountainous catchment area, in rainy season and a curfew. This will also not be an inexpensive task. Please consider setting up a regular donation to support the hospital through this difficult time or giving a one-off donation. Thank you very much for your support.
Please click on 'make a donation' to donate money for general funds or click on 'campaigns' to see different projects you can support. Thank you very much!