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Support for ongoing projects has continued unabated in 2020 and now into 2021, further establishing the influence that Trade Aid UK has been able to give to important relief programmes worldwide. Much of this has been enabled by the continued sale of Trade Aid UK Granulated and Caster Sugar through Tesco Stores and online at Ocado. The use of external aid agencies and charities has been instrumental in us being able to reach the remotest parts of the globe where often the needs are greatest. The individual aid projects supported by the Trade Aid UK Foundation can be viewed by simply scrolling up and down the project panel on this page and clicking on the project that interests you.

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Pader Health Centre

Trade Aid UK is working with the the Suubi Trust to fund their work at a health clinic in Pader, Uganda, an area ravaged by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) during a 20 year civil war fought in Northern Uganda.  Notorious for abducting 25,000 children to fight as soldiers, countless atrocities were committed leaving deep scars on the communities.  During this time there was a total breakdown in healthcare, education, farming, trade, water and sanitation.

The Pader Clinic is staffed by a clinical officer, nurse, laboratory technician and support staff and since October 2008, over 20,000 people have received treatment, all free of charge.  Typical health problems dealt with are TB, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, diarrhoea, wounds and burns.  The centre also runs ante-natal clinics.

It is a regular occcurrence in rural clinics that medical supplies go missing but the Pader Clinic dispensary is well equipped with essential drugs and treatments.  A new stock taking system is in place with daily recording of usage.  Drug expiry is a massive issue in far flung clinics.  The clinic now has microscopes so that simple lab tests can be done.  Staffing can also be a problem with difficulties in recruiting and keeping them in the clinic.  The funding Trade Aid UK has provided helps provide a decent salary, food and accommodation in what is a tough and remote working environment.  Bonus schemes reward staff for delivery on basic performance indicators such as attendance, complying with new systems and customer care.

It’s sometimes easy to lose hope because of corrupt governments, overwhelming need, waste by large NGO’s. The beauty of this project is that it is small scale and efficient with tremendous back up from the sponsoring NGO which has access to and support from International Hospital Kampala (IHK), Uganda’s first ISO certified medical institution.  Indeed, the funding also means that the most serious cases from Pader can be transferred to IHK’s Hope Ward, a charitable 25 bed ward where specialist medical care can be provided for victims who have been traumatized from the war and who require plastic surgery; complex cancer treatment for both children and adults; restoring the physical and psychological victims of burns and acid attacks; caring for children with complications arising from HIV and AIDS; complex gynaecological surgery and surgery to repair Atrial-Septal Defects (ASD) commonly known as a hole in the heart, a first for Uganda.

Suubi Trust is a UK registered charity established in 2007 to help support the work of the Ugandan NGO which runs the Pader Health Clinic.  Suubi means hope in Luganda which captures the essence of Suubi’s vision to offer expert care, change lives and make a difference to the most vulnerable in Ugandan society.  You can visit the website at


Dispensary at the clinic
Equiped ward
No guns allowed !
Rachel and Schola Health workers
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