Ishaka Adventist Hospital

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Ishaka Adventist Hospital
Geography
Location Ishaka, Bushenyi District, Western Region,  Uganda
Organisation
Care system Private
Hospital type General
Services
Beds 110
History
Founded 195
Links
Other links Hospitals in Uganda

Ishaka Adventist Hospital (IAH), is a hospital in Uganda. The hospital is located in the town of Ishaka, Bushenyi District, Western Uganda. It is located immediately north of the junction of the Ntungamo-Kasese Road with the Mbarara-Ishaka Road. Its location is approximately 77 kilometres (48 mi), by road, west of Mbarara, the largest city in the sub-region.[1] This location lies approximately360 kilometres (224 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[2]

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Ishaka Adventist Hospital is a 110-bed community hospital that is owned and administered by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Uganda. It primarily caters to the health needs of the rural subsistence farmers who live in the community where the hospital is located. As of 2010 the hospital's professional staff included 3 doctors, 6 clinical assistants and about 60 nurses, midwives and nurse's aides. The hospital maintains a nurses training school on the hospital premises. IAH is affiliated with Loma Linda University, in Loma Linda, California, United States of America[3]

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The hospital was founded in 1950.[4] It affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Besides a School of Nursing, the hospital maintains an elementary school, Ishaka Adventist Hospital Primary School, for the children of staff and the community and a community-based health delivery organisation, Ishaka Health Plan.

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Coordinates: 0°32′40″S 30°08′16″E / 0.544445°S 30.137778°E / -0.544445; 30.137778