Dynamic quality health services to the community!

Our Vision

To glorify God and alleviate human suffering!

Our Mission

A Brief Introduction

to the PAG Mission Hospital

Lira City, Northern Uganda

Location

The PAG Mission Hospital is situated in Northern Uganda. It is located in Lira City East, Te Obia Parish, Town College Village, Agwata Road in Lira District where it has been operating since February 1994.

Setback through conflict

Socio-political Situation

Northern Uganda has emerged from one of Africa’s most brutal conflicts. The conflict has caused tremendous setbacks in education, health care, food production, sanitation, and infrastructure amongst others. The North is one of the poorest regions in Uganda today, and lags behind on all socio-economic indicators.

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Our commitment

Against this backdrop the PAG Mission Hospital is committed to continue to provide dynamic quality health services especially to the poor and most vulnerable. As a guideline for its health services the Hospital strives to implement the Government of Uganda’s Minimum Health Care Package amongst other health interventions.

Glorify God by serving the poor and vulnerable

Our uniqueness

The PAG Mission Hospital is unique in many ways: It seeks to fulfil its purpose in offering quality health services to all, but with special emphasis on the poor and vulnerable. In all it does, the Hospital seeks to glorify God.

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Founding Partners

in Uganda and Germany

PAG Uganda

Pentecostal Assemblies of God Uganda

Volksmission e.C.

Volksmission entschiedener Christen Gernmany

History

Chronology of Developments

1994

In February the PAG Mission Hospital officially opens as a small Clinic in Lira. Hilda Abeja assists Doctor Priscilla Göhner. Two more rooms of the shed are added, being divided by reed-mats. Up to 90 people are treated daily, three times a week.

In May, the laboratory commences its services with the help of Rev. Benjamin Okwir.

In November, a Medical Assistant is employed, and people can come five days a week.

1995

A young nurse joins the “staff”. Three beds for serious cases are squeezed in. In August the first staff-house is built, followed by the Outpatients’ Department.

1996

OPD is completed and a German task force from the Volksmission e.C., together with volunteer-pastors from the PAG Lira Pastorate, erects paediatric ward. Second staff house is built.

Opening of paediatric ward with 25 beds, housing up to 70 children, plus their attendants!

1997

Small kitchen units are added to assist attendants to prepare food for their patients.

Foundation for maternity ward is laid.

1998

Maternity ward is opened, including eleven beds for non-pregnant women. Third staff house and a doctor’s residence are added to accommodate the growing number of the Hospital Team.

2000

Two small apartments for overseas personnel are planned.

The German Embassy in Kampala donates an autoclave.

2001

The two apartments await the first batch of overseas volunteers.

The fourth staff house is built.

Land is acquired for a more adequate paediatric ward.

2002

A new paediatric ward with 122 beds is approved by the Government of Uganda.

Sister Barbara von Wilcke comes for one year and starts Nutrition Unit for malnourished children.

2003

Lira and surroundings become dangerous. Many take refugees at the church and our Health Unit. The sick and injured are being treated. The Red Cross assists with tents.

2004

Foundation is laid for new paediatric ward after years of struggle over land issues.

Jacob Bohnacker, architect from Germany, puts plinth and pours 152 re-enforced concrete pillars which will carry the super-structure that can reach up to four storeys.

2005

German Task Force under E.O. Mayer from the Volksmission pours the first ceiling and staircases, Bernard Etam carries on with local craftsmen. Pillars and second (and – for the time being – last) ceiling are poured.

Meanwhile the old paediatric ward with its 25 beds serves hundreds of children every month, stressing the urgency for the new ward.

2007

Sister Annemarie Eggimann from Switzerland enhances the team as logistics manager.

2008

78 members of staff look forward to opening of New Paediatric Ward in November.

Mortuary, kitchen and sanitary facilities are provided.

2010

In October the top storey of the new paediatric ward is opened for malnourished children.

In November the old paediatric ward is transformed into a ward for our male patients.

2011

In August Dr Andrew Odur joins the health Unit.

In October Sister Annemarie Eggimann returns back to Switzerland after almost five years of dedicated service in our logistics department.

In November the renovated operating theatre is opened and placed under the supervision of Dr Andrew Odur. The Health Unit now has over 100 staff employed.

2012

In April Dr Priscilla Göhner hands over the Administration of the Health Unit to Rev. Benjamin Okwir. Rev. Benjamin is now the new Health Unit I/C.

In June Rev. Siegmar, Dr Priscilla and their son, Jonathan Ochieng Göhner leave Lira and return to Germany. With Germany as their permanent base, they continue to be involved in the Health Unit and Missions work in Northern Uganda. They remain as members of the Governing Board of the Health Unit and visit the Health Unit at regular intervals.

In September Dr Pamella Auma joins the Health Unit.

2013

In February the founding doctor visits for the first time after leaving Lira in June 2012.

2014

Imaging Department opened.

2018

Dr Dickens Ogwal appointed Medical Superintendent.

Dental Department opened.

New Medical Store opened.

2019

In July, the Infectious Disease Ward is commissioned by the Japanese Ambassador, H.E. Kazuaki Kameda.

Celebration of 25 Years of service!

2020

In December, construction of a modern operating theatre commences.