Bwindi Hospital

Bwindi Community Hospital, Uganda

Founded in 2003 by U.S. missionaries as a weekly clinic under a tree, Bwindi Community Hospital (BCH), located on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, now provides healthcare to the 100,000 locals in the area.

With 112 beds for patients and a healthcare outreach programme, the hospital provides clinics and care for a wide range of conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, dental treatments, HIV and malaria.


Uganda Gorilla Forest Camp - Bwindi Community Hospital

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is working with Bwindi Community Hospital on an on-going basis to continue to develop its resources and offer further support to the community, especially in vital areas of children's health services, maternity care and delivery, as well as an innovative insurance scheme. 

In addition, new initiatives that are being introduced thanks to the support of Sanctuary Retreats and our guests include:

  •     A nursing school to train nursing students for the longevity of the hospital
  •     A new adult ward with room for 60 patients
  •     Provision of two new ambulances

  Pack for a Purpose

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you'll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.