[div class='content-2-col-left']LACOR HOSPITAL
Lacor Hospital is an internationally recognized model of humanitarianism and compassionate medical care. Operating through cycles of extreme political unrest, rebel activity, and unimaginable poverty since its simple inception in 1959, it has grown to its current stature as a multi-building complex with over 500 patient beds, numerous specialties, and four medically-related training programs.
The strong patient preference for seeking health services at Lacor is the best testament to the excellence of the hospital. Annually, Lacor provides health services to over 300,000 patients in its main building and satellite clinics.
Due to the extreme poverty brought on by decades by war, famine and disease, many Ugandans cannot afford necessary medical care. Lacor meets this expansive need by subsidizing fees by greater than 80 percent. Lacor also waives fees for children less than five years of age and for pregnant women. These subsidies dramatically increase access to health care for people in Gulu. These subsidized fees to vulnerable populations come at a great cost to Lacor. To stay open, Lacor must raise roughly 70% of its operating costs from external contributors.
Social Promise is dedicated to supporting Lacor Hospital’s important work with financial contributions.