There are about 150 beds in the hospital but each day up to 1000 patients gather to be seen by the staff. Many of these patients with severe illnesses will have travelled for hundreds of miles to get help. It is said that up to 40% of the children in this region of the world will die before their 5th birthday. This horrific toll is created partly by the inadequate national childhood vaccination programme and also because of the severe difficulties in providing pure clean water throughout the region.
The ACE Trust has assisted in providing supplies for the hospital and in sponsoring electives by medical students and others to increase their awareness of the problems faced by those living under such poor circumstances in developing countries.
Please pray for the work in Mulongo; that those working there may be able to show their love for Christ through their actions as they care for those who seek medical attention.
Over the years many individual people, as well as organisations & trusts have supported the work in Mulongo and helped it get to the stage it is at today. There is still much more to be done to ensure that this essential medical work reaches as many people as possible to ease their disease and discomfort but also that people are presented with the truths of the Gospel message in an unambiguous way through the actions and lives of those working in Mulongo Mission Hospital.
These two objectives are obviously not dependent on each other in that the hospital treats everyone no matter what their beliefs, but the motivation behind the work of the hospital in Mulongo and all its staff is to present, where possible and suitable, the Christian message in a clear way so that individuals can make a personal decision which we believe can have everlasting consequences.