About UNC Project-Uganda

In 2004, a group of UNC physicians established the Amal Murarka International Pediatric Health Foundation in memory of their colleague, Dr. Amal Murarka, who died unexpectedly in 2003. The foundation sent a medical team to Kampala to establish the country's first pediatric intensive care unit at Mulago Hospital, Makerere University, where Dr. Murarka had previously conducted research. Subsequent work in 2007 and 2008 focused on pediatric cardiac surgery. The foundation not only built a cardiac ICU, but also performed a total of 21 life-saving pediatric cardiac surgeries.

In 2008 the foundation partnered with the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases to establish UNC Project-Uganda.


The UNC Project-Uganda was established to support sustainable delivery of compassionate and competent health care to infants, children, and adolescents in Uganda; to improve the medical knowledge of the Ugandan health care workforce through in-country training and a physician exchange program; and to provide advanced medical equipment, medications, and services necessary for the delivery of compassionate and competent pediatric care in Uganda.

Monday, November 5, 2007

A letter from Edward's grandmother

Dear Edwards friend,

Thanks be to God for the wounders God did to my grand son Edward Kasajja through the wounderful operation at MULAGO HOSPITAL UGANDA. PRIASE GOD.

Edward is doing very well and on thruday went back for review and Dr Lwabi said the boy is doing well and he will be fine.

Let me hope u are fine and pass my message to all members who contributed towards our Uganda children and i pray that God bless u.

Let me hope to hear from u soon. The phote i have sent u that was after 10days of heart operation. and i hope it will make u happy.

God bless u.


Kamanyire margaret Edwards grandson.