In preparation for the Phillips digital X-ray and CR we had a site inspection by Mrs Nakatudde. Mrs Nakatudde is a consultant medical physicist,(one of a few in Uganda) and lecturer at Makerere University College of Health and Science. She has advised us on several ways to assure radiation safety of the facility. This work will be carried out whilst we eagerly await the arrival of the X-ray machine from the UK. Below is the model which is arriving (ex NHS).
These pictures say it all. Herona Hospital is extremely pleased to be able to look after these children from a local school for the blind. The children there all suffer from varying degrees of sight problems and we sincerely hope with the eye clinic improving all the time these children will be major benefactors.
Cancer of the cervix (Ca Cx) is the most common gynaecological malignancy among women in Uganda contributing about 80% of all female malignancies. The incidence rate is 40:100 000. It is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in females in Uganda. Unfortunately, 80% of the patients present late and this makes treatment outcomes unsatisfactory. Most patients can only be treated with palliative care. With support from the government we carried out free immunisation of girls