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.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The 10 Children Who Had Their Hearts Fixed with Love, Kindness, and Expertise...

Tuesday 9/29
Mary Mamande
Peter Kabuye

Wednesday 9/30
Hellen Babiyre
Regan Tawoda

Thursday 10/1
Joachim Dingiro
Joan Owemigisha

Friday 10/2
Grace Apio
Jesse Wambi

Saturday 10/3
Hussein Babu

Monday 10/5
Ruth Kyomukam

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