Kasawo

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Kasawo
Kasawo is located in Uganda
Kasawo
Kasawo
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°40′48″N 32°49′30″E / 0.68000°N 32.82500°E / 0.68000; 32.82500
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Mukono District
Elevation 3,600 ft (1,100 m)

Kasawo is an town in Mukono District, Central Uganda. The town is an urban center under Mukono District Administration.[1]

Location[edit]

Kasawo is located approximately 46 kilometres (29 mi), by road, northeast of Mukono, the location of the district headquarters.[2] This location lies on the western banks of River Sezibwa, approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[3] The coordinates of Kasawo are:0° 40' 48.00"N, 32° 49' 30.00"E (Latitude:0.6800; Longitude:32.8250).

Overview[edit]

Kasawo lies in a relatively fertile valley, along River Sezibwa. The surrounding communities are sources of food crops such as bananas, pineapples, pumpkins and sugar cane, along with cash crops like coffee. The prevalent diseases in the community include malaria, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases and problems related to access of antenatal and postnatal care. HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment is also a concern.

Recent developments[edit]

As of December 2013, students from Drake University, a private institution of higher education in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, in collaboration with Shining Star Foundation, a US-based NGO and with Des Moines Rotary AM and with Sunrise Rotary of Kampala, are in the process of building a self-sustaining Level II health center in Kasawo. The aim of the project is to relieve the acute lack of healthcare services in Kasawo and surrounding communities. The health center plans to use St. Francis Hospital Nagalama as its referral center.[4]

Population[edit]

At this time, the population of Kasawo is not publicly known.

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within or near Kasawo:

  • Offices of Kasawo Town Council
  • Kasawo Central Market

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kasawo Is An Urban Center In Mukono District
  2. ^ "Distance Between Mukono And Kasawo With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Kasawo With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Medical Clinic Kasawo Uganda". Shiningcity.org. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 

Coordinates: 00°40′48″N 32°49′30″E / 0.68000°N 32.82500°E / 0.68000; 32.82500