Ruth Gaylord Hospital Maganjo has developed powerful partnerships delivering quality health care to the people of Uganda.
University of Minnesota and Makerere University
have begun an important partnership with RGHM thanks to our relationship with the Friends of East Africa Foundation. Resident doctors from Makerere University will take training in general surgery at the nationally renowned University of Minnesota (U of M) Medical School. Then they will return to Uganda where they will finish their residency at RGHM under the tutelage of Makerere University professors surgery. Medical students and residents from the U of M will come to RGHM for training in tropical medicine, an in-demand set of skills in this age of globalization.
This partnership is mutually beneficial; residents of the U of M Medical School learn tropical medicine, Makerere University's young resident doctors learn surgical skills, and patients of RGHM receive high-quality health care at a low cost.
The U of M Medical School has a second program in collaboration with RGHM. In this program, a surgical team from the U of M comes to RGHM to perform free surgeries for patients. These surgical camps have been very successful and life-changing for the patients and their families. If you are in need of a surgery and would like to be considered for this program, please contact RGHM for more information.
Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda
The land for the hospital and resident apartments is leased from the Archdiocese of Kampala.
Books for Africa
Books for Africa is a non-profit organization in Minnesota, USA, that has facilitated the delivery of a pallet of medical books for Ruth Gaylord's Hospital's medical library.
Friends of East Africa Foundation (FOEA Foundation)
In 2012, Dennis Dease organized the Friends of East Africa Foundation as a corporation under the provisions of the Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 317A, for charitable, religious and educational purposes. The principal work of the foundation is to support the Ruth Gaylord Hospital Maganjo, Uganda. If you want to contribute to the growth and development of RGHM, please contact https://www.foeafoundation.org. Your contribution is tax deductible.
Dr. George Halvorson
Dr. George Halvorson, former CEO and chairman of Kaiser Permanente and author of Three Key Years, has been facilitating the enrichment of RGHM's prenatal instruction by making available ThreeKeyYears.org's resources such as its Parents’ Toolkit, which now is part of the hospital's prenatal program. Learn more at https://threekeyyears.org/.
RGHM has partnered with several insurance companies to deliver quality, affordable care. These companies are: UAP, Prudential, Jubilee, Liberty, ICEA, Sanlam, GA Insurance, Case MedCare, UPMB, CIC, IAA South Sudan, and APA.
Matter (formerly Hope for the City)
Our initial dental equipment was donated by Hope for the City (before it became Matter) allowing us to begin our dental program.
ReSpectacle, a Minnesota-based (USA) nonprofit, employs the power of the Internet to distribute quality, used eyeglasses to underserved communities worldwide. To participate in the ReSpectacle program, RGHM needed only an EyeNetra autorefractor – a mobile self-test device to screen patients for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism and to measure pupillary distance – and a smartphone. Thanks to a gift to the Friends of East Africa Foundation from benefactor Peggy Grieve, it now has both.
As few as 40 optometrists practice in Uganda. Participating in the ReSpectacle program is helping people to read, work, and navigate the bustling streets of Uganda safely. To learn more about ReSpectacle, visit www.respectacle.org or follow ReSpectacle on Facebook.
Stanbic Bank of Kampala contributed to the cost of the hospital's ambulance.
University of St Thomas VISION (Volunteers In Service Internationally Or Nationally)
University of St. Thomas VISION (Minnesota, USA) is a longstanding, in-demand community engagement program for university students. At RGHM, university participants collaborate in a variety of capacities such as assisting with receiving and welcoming patients, helping with triage and directing patients to appropriate service points, engaging with nurses in inpatient care and in the hospital’s community outreach programs, such as public health education and immunizations clinics.