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Urogynaecological health Camp ends successfully in Kasese diocese, 150 screened, 34 Operated

By: Felex Sengiyunva

Photo by: Felex Sengiyunva

The four days urogyaenacological health camp successfully ended yesterday on 4th July 2024 at Mt St Mary’s Hospital diocese of Kasese in Kasese municipality.

Speaking to Kasese Guide Radio today afternoon at the hospital,Rev. sr. Dr. Priscilla Busingye, a senior consultant urogyaenacologist who also works at St. Francis Nsambya Hospital Kampala said that one hundred fifty women were screened ,thirty four of them were operated because of their major injuries they got giving birth and attained fistula, prolapses and perennial tears. She expressed concern of how it is not pleasing for a woman who give life, to lose life.

Photo by: Felex Sengiyunva

She explained that the patients came from various places and districts like Kigumba, Masindi, Kasese ,Kyenjojo and many others, a fruit of the overwhelming mobilization by the consecrated sisters for the relief of suffering women.

Rev. Sr.Dr. Priscilla called on the general public to care for their bodies and they should always reach out to them for medical help when it is not late. Finally, she thanked the Bishop of the diocese of Kasese Rt.Rev. Francis Aquirinus Kibira for building Mt. St. Mary’s hospital to help the people, the hospital management and the staff for the good work.


The Anti – Human trafficking campaign launched in Kasese Diocese

By: Sr. Sarah Muhindo and Felex Sengiyunva

Religious Sisters of the Holy Cross have launched the Anti – Human trafficking campaign in Kasese diocese.

The Anti – Human trafficking campaign was launched on Sunday 23rd June 2024 by the Religious Sisters Of the Holy Cross under their Umbrella , Association Of Religious In Uganda (ARU) in the Diocese of Kasese during a gathering that aimed at sensitizing community members about the rising cases of human trafficking, in Kisinga.

This activity attracted a massive audience after the anti-human trafficking committee had made partnership with Kasese Guide Radio. The network used Kasese Guide Radio staff to stage a live local play , commonly known as “Omukekera” against human trafficking which attracted thousands of people that was their target audience to pass their information.

The Crowd of people who attended

Sr. Semerita Mbambu , Diocese of Kasese during the launching exercise, asked the young people and those who have fallen victims of human trafficking, to get skilled courses within their home country that will help them to sustain themselves than going to oversees for jobs where they end up being mistreated ,and others murdered.

The Association of Religious Sisters In Uganda ,ARU is running various religious networks funded by the Conrad Hilton Foundation, where The Anti – Human trafficking network and campaign lies, spearheaded by the Sisters Of the Holy Cross who have formed different committees in all the Nineteen Catholic Dioceses In Uganda.

Members of the Religious association

The United Arab Emirates is a destination country for men and women that are mostly trafficked for the purposes of labor according to research.
Women from Uganda, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Pakistan, and the Philippines travel willingly to the U.A.E. and Arab states of the Persian Gulf to work as domestic servants, but some subsequently face conditions of involuntary servitude such as excessive work hours without pay, unlawful withholding of passports, restrictions on movement, non-payment of wages, and physical or sexual abuse at the hands of their employers.

 In 2014 March, Pope Francis launched the Interfaith Global Freedom Network to fight human trafficking with Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby and initiated the Santa Marta Group, an international coalition of senior law enforcement chiefs and leaders of the Catholic Church working with civil society to end human trafficking. He also developed the #End Slavery movement to investigate how human trafficking can be eliminated.

Catholic social teaching proclaims the dignity of the human person and the sanctity of all human life.  Each person is made in the image of God, is loved immeasurably by Him, and has inherent worth.

Centenary Bank-Kasese donates relief items to IDPs at Bwitho Primary school

By: Peter Masereka

By Peter Masereka,

Centenary Bank-Kasese Branch has on Monday donated food and nonfood relief items to the internally displaced people recently at Bwitho Primary school now encamped at Kyalhumba Catholic Parish, in Kyalhumba town council.

The relief items worth 15 million shillings under the Banks Cooperate social responsibility include, 900kg of maize flour, 1500 of cassava flour, 173 blankets and 40 boxes of soap among others.

Speaking to our reporter shortly after Mass at Kyalhumba Catholic Parish, Centenary Bank Regional manager, Mr. James Katamba who represented the managing director Mr. Fabian Kasi sympathized with the affected families, encouraging them to engage in tree planting as one way to combat global warming. Mr. James speaking …….

Mr. Selevano Masereka, the Manager Kasese main branch asked their clients whose businesses were destroyed during disasters to follow the rightful procedures so that Insurance can compensate their loans.

Mr. Selevano speaking ……..

In his homily while presiding over Holy Mass to the internally displaced people, the Kyalhumba Parish priest Rev. Fr. Cosmas Asaba Musungu reported that the camp has over 220 households, among them traders and Forty Catechists.Fr. Cosmas speaking …..

The Area Member of Parliament Hon. Harold Tonny Muhindo commended the Ministry of works and transport for bringing machinery to begin reconstruction of the destroyed stracture.Hon. Harold speaking……

More will come in our subsequent news broadcast. END.

Kasese Diocese ‘s Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital prepares to hold it’s first ever and free Urogynaecological Camp

By: Sr. Sarah and Felex Sengiyunva

One of the first Medical and Admission blocks-Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital – DOK

Mt.St Mary’s Hospital – Diocese of Kasese is organizing a “free of charge” four Days health camp that will begin officially on 1st up to 4th July 2024 at the Hospital in Kasese Town.

The Hospital Administration informs that the forthcoming Health camp is in a special way organized to manage conditions like Urine incontinence due to tears during childbirth or delivery, Stool incontinence and Fistula, Genital Prolapse and other genital tract related abnormalities.

Official Poster about the Forthcoming Camp – Released by the Hospital Administration

“The camp they called “Urogynaecological” regarding the above conditions will be free of charge in treatment of Victims, Transportation and Meals for strictly patients only, for all the four days of the camp, whereby Next of Kins to patients will provide for themselves” the administrator assured.

The hospital administration, therefore, calls on the public to turn up for this free service, especially those with the health conditions mentioned in order to restore good health and save their marriages and lives.


Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital – DOK was founded some years ago during the disastrous Floods that hit Kasese District, to serve as a rest place and rescue of patients providing shelter to the Internally Displaced people and patients from Kilembe Mines Hospital that was swept off by the Floods.

The Hospital Main Gate

The Hospital was officially launched and opened to operate, in November 2023 by The President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who was represented by Hon. Raphael Magyezi the Minister Of Local Government.

The Well performing and ranked Health Facility is fully under the Administration of the Catholic Diocese of Kasese and managed by Banyatereza Sisters.

Based on Key Values of Providing the most professional general Medical care services to the People in the District, neighbors and the entire country.