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12 January 2010 @ 11:03 am
Friends of Ruwenzori Hospital Construction Project - Kitojo, Uganda  
In the city of Kitojo, Uganda, over 100,000 people have never seen a doctor. Thousands of women die needlessly during childbirth. A simple drip-IV could save a child with dysentery.

Please help us build a hospital in Kitojo! There's already an HIV/AIDS clinic but it cannot accommodate clients who need skilled overnight nursing, is not licensed to deliver other services, such as childhood vaccinations, and has a limited supply of anti-retrovirals since it isn't classified as a hospital.

All donations to the Friends of Ruwenzori are tax-deductible, and they are an all volunteer group so one hundred percent of donations go to the hospital fund.

They are a 501c3 charitable foundation started in 2004 by Karen and Gil Gleason of Orinda. More information about the project, and the group's past accomplishments, available here: http://www.friendsofruwenzori.org
or by mail at Friends of Ruwenzori, 8 Altamount Drive, Orinda, CA 94109
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on October 12th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
correct Zip code for Friends of Ruwenzori
Thank you for posting a note about the hospital building project in the rural villages of Kitojo, Uganda. As founder of Friends of Ruwenzori, I'd like to first correct the incorrect the Zip code to 94563. An update on the hospital: one building is very near completion and a license application has been filed with the Uganda ministry of health to open some maternity services in January 2011, pending more funds to provide equipment. For more information you can contact me by email at <gilgleason@comcast.net>. Thank you! Karen Gleason
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