Peadiatrics and Child Health
At the department of Pediatrics, we are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children and teenagers by delivering top-notch medical care as well as participating in cutting-edge research and promoting programs that make it possible for children to live healthier lives. We are also involved in teaching the upcoming doctors and nurses that are from affiliated training institutions in the Acholi Sub-region and beyond. Our staff members collaborate, innovate, and find inspiration while working together.
What To Expect
The units under the Pediatrics department offer a variety of consultations that are under the leadership of our pediatricians. When necessary, the pediatric staff at Gulu Hospital will refer you to other specialists. All services are offered on a 24-hour basis and are free of charge to the patients.
Your care is delivered in a clinical setting that is child-friendly. You will receive treatment in the following areas at the Gulu Hospital Pediatrics Department:
- Consultative pediatrics focuses on helping kids who need help with a diagnosis of complex undiagnosed symptoms.
- A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) that provides specialized medical care to critically ill newborns. The growing NICU services include respiratory support, cardiovascular support, nutritional support, neurological monitoring, and infection control. These services are provided by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including pediatricians, nurses, nutritionists, and social workers. Our NICU intends to improve the survival and long-term outcomes of premature and sick newborns.
- Programs for preventing disease provide preventive care through a targeted experience to help kids live healthier lives by implementing interventions like immunization that are led by our Community Health Department.
- Management of children with cancer and other conditions is done with an integrated child health care approach.
- Providing children with relief from pain and other severe illness-related symptoms is the main goal of palliative care in the department.
- Management of a variety of pediatric medical conditions, including those affecting the heart, lungs, digestive system, and muscles.