As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, Nexus Group has donated to the Lacor Hospital, Uganda – Africa.
Lacor Hospital is a private, non-profit Ugandan hospital, whose mission is to guarantee affordable medical services to the most disadvantaged in particular.
Founded in 1959 by the Comboni Missionaries for the Gulu Catholic Diocese, after 1961 it was managed and developed by a husband and wife team Dr. Piero Corti (an Italian paediatrician) and Dr. Lucille Teasdale Corti (a Canadian surgeon).
A major hospital – with 482 beds and 3 peripheral health centres (with 24 beds each) Lacor Hospital is a major, referral level hospital offering a vast range of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive medicine services. Over 300,000 patients are treated annually; approximately half of them are children under the age of six.
From July 2012 – June 2013 251,262 patients were treated at the Lacor Hospital and its three health centres of whom 34,344 were inpatients and 216,918 were outpatients.
Malaria, which was by far the leading cause of admission and death in children under 6 in Lacor Hospital, is now only the third leading cause of admission. The rehabilitated are now able to grow their crops; this has reduced child malnutrition to such an extent that the Nutrition Unit was converted to accommodate a Gynaecology Wing, thereby reducing the severe overcrowding of the Maternity Wing which had previously housed both Gynaecology and Obstetrics. Lacor Hospital and its Peripheral Health Centres consistently obtain “very good” and “excellent” scores thereby achieving nearly the maximum of obtainable funds (approximately € 460,000).