Welcome to UHI
In setting up the Uganda Heart Institute the vision was and is still is to become a center of excellence in provision of comprehensive cardiac care and ensuring sustainability through teaching, training and conducting research. This institute is as a response to the burden of heart disease among Ugandans.
RHD Action and our allies have campaigned for years to secure a global commitment on RHD. We launched the #TimeToTackleRHD campaign to collaborate with partners around the world to demand that governments and the World Health Organization act on this preventable disease.
Today, on 01 June 2017, this work has borne fruit. This afternoon in Geneva, the Executive Board of the World Health Organization recommended a Resolution on ‘Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease’ for adoption at the 2018 World Health Assembly.
This historic decision came after intense diplomatic negotiation and marks the first time that RHD has been recognised as a global health priority on the world stage.
Once adopted by the full World Health Assembly after further discussions in May next year, the Resolution will stand as the first global commitment on RHD to be endorsed by all governments. It will be a high-level global policy that demands national and international decision-makers to take action to prioritise and fund RHD prevention and control in all endemic settings.
Until then, RHD Action will continue our tireless advocacy to keep RHD at the top of the global health agenda.
I suffered a heart attack and had an emergency procedure to unblock a coronary artery which was done by stenting. I am so pleased because i feel incredibly well right now. All i can say is UHI works
I was admitted with hypertension and have been here for a week or so. I was feeling terrible but the quality of medical care and attention from the medical staff has made me feel better. the services at UHI are very good and at a great price. I am looking forward to being discharged.
In December 2015, Amasi Walter was diagnosed with Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) and placed on treatment.
In march 2016, the 17 year old Senior Four (S.4) Student had a relapse probably because he is away in boarding school during the school term and adherence is hard.
He was weeak and his heart rate was extremely high when he was rushed to UHI. he was placed in the critical care unit and placed on oxygen and medication.
His mother Prima Monko said she had lost all hope but the expertise and skill at UHI restored her son's health.
Shafiq a 12 year old male is a budding footballer, a few weeks ago his mother Namala Safina noticed that his chest was bulging abnormally and his heart rate was alarmingly high. He was rushed to Uganda Heart Institute where he was diagnosed with ASD (Atrial Septal Defect) plus PDA (Parten Dactus Ateriousis)
On Wednesday 6th April 2016, he had open heart surgery under the supervision of Dr. Mwambu and Dr. Oketcho and according to his mother, his progress has been stable as he awaits discharge."UHI did their best, their response was rapid, the doctors were helpful and his turn around was a miracle" she said.