Itojo Hospital

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Itojo Hospital
Uganda Ministry of Health
Geography
Location Itojo, Western Region,  Uganda
Organisation
Care system Public
Hospital type General
Services
Emergency department I
Beds 120
Links
Other links Hospitals in Uganda

Itojo Hospital, is a hospital in Itojo, Ntungamo District, in Western Uganda. Itojo Hospital is located on the Mbarara-Kabale highway, approximately 52 kilometres (32 mi), by road, southwest of Mbarara, the largest town in the sub-region.[1] This location lies approximately 22 kilometres (14 mi), by road, northeast of Ntungamo, where the district headquarters are located.[2]

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Itojo hospital is a rural hospital built in the 1968 by the administration of Prime Minister Milton Obote. It serves Ntungamo District together with some parts of neighboring Northern Tanzania and Northeastern Rwanda. It has a bed capacity of 120, although sometimes many more patients are admitted, with many sleeping on the floor.

Over the years the hospital infrastructure has deteriorated. In 2006, the area Member of Parliament, who is also the First Lady of Uganda, Janet Museveni, started to solicit funding from both internal and external sources, to rehabilitate the hospital.[3]

In 2007, the Egyptian Government, through the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with Africa, donated US$280,000 to rehabilitate the hospital, including the construction of three new staff houses. Egypt also pledged to send three specialists (a pediatrician, a surgeon and an obstetrician/gynecologist) to work at the hospital as part of the assistance package.[4] The construction work was contracted out to Excel Construction Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Madhvani Group.[5] In June 2011, Egypt donated pharmaceuticals, an electricity generator and other hospital supplies to assist in the rehabilitation of the hospital.[6]

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Coordinates: 00°43′03″N 32°23′55″E / 0.71750°N 32.39861°E / 0.71750; 32.39861