Kabale University is a chartered public university that mandate is to bridge the educational gap in Southwestern Uganda. By fulfilling its function of generating and imparting knowledge through their alumnus, the university's goals are to empower men and women to realize their full academic potential.
Kabale Hospital (KH) is located in Kabale district of South Western Uganda. It is a pleasant 265 mile drive from Kampala. The hospital was established in 1918 and initially designated as a small facility mainly serving expatriate staff and business communities.
In 1995, it was officially converted to a Kabale Regional Referral Hospital(KRRH) and provided medical care to the people residing in the Ugandan districts of Kabale, Kanungu Kisoro, some regions of Ntungamo, and Rukungiri. Its international reach includes residents living in the bordering countries of Rwanda and eastern area of the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC).
In 2014, a recommendation was submitted by the administration of Kabale University to upgrade KRRH into the teaching hospital of Kabale University once its medical school was completed. Many have questioned the addition of yet another medical school in Uganda. We have included some statistics supporting the creation of Kabale Medical School.
* World Population Prospects, states that the 2015 total population of Uganda was 39,032,000.
* The UG monitor writes that: "only 1, 200 doctors of those licensed are said to be practicing in Uganda while some are working in the neighboring countries of Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, and South Africa."http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/2-000-doctors-leave-country-in-10-years/-/688334/1938196/-/eeqnjaz/-/index.html
*Furthermore, according to The Uganda Monitor, more than 2000 medical professionals have left Uganda over the last ten years.
*Taking all of these stats into consideration: 1200 medical doctors for 39 million people. That comes out to be one doctor for every 32, 000 Ugandans! The number of Ugandan physicians to citizens are so sparse that this stat was not depicted at the physician world bank site. http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.MED.PHYS.ZS