Kigezi Healthcare Foundation – Official Blog

KIHEFO promotes local initiated solutions to fight disease, ignorance and poverty in southwestern Uganda

Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

Community Health Camp in Kyikumbi – And the Difficulties it Brought

By Lauren Matera Today was one of the busiest days in Kabale so far, but it was also one of my most challenging and for a few reasons — my … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Partnership with Child Family Health International

KIHEFO has recently secured a partnership with a San Francisco-based global education organization called Child Family Health International (CFHI), as a local partner and hosting-site for international health science students … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

At the Forest’s Edge – Conducting HIV Testing Outreach with Nature Uganda

KIHEFO’s HIV Outreach team, including nurses, counselors and family planning service providers, have been busy over the past two weeks conducting HIV testing and counseling outreaches in rural locations in … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

A ‘Behind the Lens’ Look at Malaria, TB & HIV with KIHEFO’s Mugume Simon

If there’s anyone with an up-to-the-minute lens on infectious and non-infectious diseases in southwestern Uganda, it would be the man behind the microscope – Mugume Simon. Simon has worked as … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

“From a Village Kitchen to KIHEFO Spokesperson in Canada” – Robert Kakuru’s Story

“Hey – my friends!” Robert Byamugisha warmly enthuses to his KIHEFO colleagues every morning, greeting them with a wide smile and open arms. Robert, or “Kakuru” as he’s commonly known … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Into the Heart of KIHEFO’s “Iron Lady” – Kyampeire Carol

They say behind every successful organization, there’s a lady. Or at least – they should say that. For KIHEFO, that lady is none other than Kyampeire Carol. She’s been at … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

On Doctoring, Learning & Loving Pineapples – Q & A with U of C Med Students

Two medical students from the University of Calgary (Canada) – Rachel Han and Kimberly Kavanagh – fulfilled their global health practicums by volunteering with KIHEFO from June- June 2013. Here’s … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Muhanga HIV Outreach

The following story was written by Anna-Kristen Siy, a Canadian family medicine resident, who is currently volunteering in Kabale with KIHEFO, as part of an international rotation in Western Uganda. … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Family to Family – Home Construction & Water Installation in Nyakiju

“We thank you for the cooperation,” exclaimed Dr. Geoffrey Anguyo to a gathering of village members, leaders, workers, students, and special guests in the village of Nyakiju, Muyumbu, Kabale, last … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment