Ujenzi Trust aims to catalyze positive change by inspiring collaboration. The world’s most pressing health and human rights challenges require innovative solutions brought about by committed communities of individuals, community groups, non-governmental organizations, corporations, and governments who share a moral imperative to act. 

We encourage you to learn more about Ujenzi Trust, the programs we help support, and what you can do to help transform lives.

Recent News

2013 IECM January Interns Complete Pediatric Ward

IECM interns from Harvard College spent January term at IECM project sites in Kenya and Uganda. The Uganda team put the finishing touches on the new pediatric annex to Nyakibale Hospital-- a project funded by Ujenzi Charitable Trust and directed by the Mass General Division of Global Health and Human Rights. The annex increases the hospital's capacity for acutely malnourished children and will also be used for general pediatric in-patient use.

Students for Students: South Sudan connects motivated young people from the world's most well-resourced universities with medical students from the University of Juba in South Sudan. Together, these dedicated students are finding ways to create sustainable housing, food, and transportation for the South Sudanese medical students. Check out their latest efforts at the Students for Students website.

Low-Cost, High-Yield Medical Technologies

Ujenzi's partners have been making major strides to bring affordable uterine balloon tamponade to as many healthcare sites in East Africa as possible. Watch these informative videos about UBT including striking testimonials from doctors and midwives who have used this technology successfully.

Ujenzi supports MGH's efforts to build healthcare leadership and emergency health services in this nation in transition. Read the front-page article in the American College of Emergency Physician News featuring Dr. Thomas Burke's work in Libya.

Read two national articles detailing the recent visit of leadership from Benghazi Medical Center to Boston and Seattle.

Ujenzi Scholars & Fellows
Training and supporting future leaders in global health is an important part of Ujenzi's mission. Click here to learn more about the extraordinary doctors, nurses, students, and volunteers we have chosen to be Ujenzi Scholars.
Ujenzi supports "Innovating for health transformation in Africa"
Faculty: Thomas F. Burke, Roy Ahn, Ann Prestipino, Sean Flannery, Brett Nelson, Melody Eckardt, Bob Keith, Hanni Stoklosa, Nadi Kaonga, and Monica Oguttu

Students in the Harvard Summer Program in Kisumu, Kenya, explore diverse approaches for using innovations and technologies to foster transformative and sustainable healthcare improvements in Africa. Closely mentored student teams design, develop, and test their own innovations.

African governments are searching for ways to harness the power of science, technology, and innovation to foster transformation in healthcare delivery. Their strategies are being significantly influenced by the forces of globalization. International development agencies are similarly rethinking their approaches in light of the opportunities provided by rapid advances in science and technology.

Understanding the greatest challenges and opportunities for change will lay the foundation upon which the students will explore diverse approaches for integrating and adopting innovations and new technologies into a healthcare delivery system. The six-week intensive program, held on the campus of Great Lakes University in Kisumu, in western Kenya, will use an interdisciplinary approach and emphasizes the importance of teamwork in the design and implementation of innovations and technologies. It will demonstrate to the students that all innovations, as beneficial as they may be, must be integrated locally to be successful. To learn more about the program and learn how to enroll, please visit the Harvard Summer Program website.


Ujenzi Trust is proud to support the Initiative to End Child Malnutrition

The Initiative to End Child Malnutrition is designed to reduce child morbidity and mortality associated with malnutrition in Rukungiri District, Uganda. The IECM is an integrated intervention that encompasses both hospital-based treatments for malnutrition as well as community-based malnutrition training, education and outreach.

The IECM was established as a collaboration between the Division of  
Global Health and Human Rights (GHHR), the Harvard College Global Hunger Initiative (GHI), and Karoli Lwanga Nyakibale Hospital in Rukungiri District, Uganda.

Visit the IECM program page to learn more about this initiative.