Drugs & Medical Supplies

Donation target in 2019 in Ugandan shilling: 5,79 billion

Equivalent in Canadian dollars: $2,000,000

By giving to this chapter, you contribute directly to patients’ treatment. Medicine and medical supplies are indispensable to the care and improvement of patients’ health. The Drugs and Medical Supplies Chapter ensures that the medical staff is able to provide any necessary treatment to everyone in need.

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Drug and medical supplies

Jacob’s story

Jacob is the interim chief pharmacist at Lacor Hospital and the proud father of a 4-year-old girl. He fell in love with the profession after being inspired by a pharmacist serving in the community.


At Lacor, pharmacists take care of medicines and medical supplies. The medicines are mainly supplied through distributors within Uganda, donations from Canada, and the Ugandan government.

According to the World Health Organization, in 2012 there were 550 pharmacists for Uganda’s 37 million citizens (vs. over 27,000 for Canada’s 35 million), while annual per capita health expenditure (total expenditure on health, per person, per year) in Uganda is 52 USD, of which 25% was government spending (5,200 USD in Canada, of which 70% was government spending).


Non-communicable diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer are becoming more and more prevalent in Uganda, and the medicines to treat these diseases can be very costly. By and large, the most expensive medicines are those that treat cancer.



Every year, many people commit to helping a specific chapter. Each chapter is crucial in supporting the Lacor Hospital as it carries out its everyday medical tasks while also expanding its capacity to care for all Ugandans.

For more information or to become a leader, please provide your information and we will contact you as soon as possible.


Thank you for your interest and support.