KAMPALA – The Medical Director of St. Francis Hospital Nsambya, Dr Edward Ddumba, has died.
Dr Ddumba, who also served in the same capacity at Mulago National Referral Hospital, died at around 2am on Saturday morning. The cause of his death is not yet confirmed.
His death was first communicated by Masaka Diocese Namugongo Committee where he is a member.
“Dear Members, it is with great sadness that we let you know of the death of our fellow member of the Masaka Diocese Namugongo Committee the late Dr Edward Ddumba. He was the medical superintendent of Nsambya Hospital. Burial arrangements will be announced soon. May Dr Ddumba’s soul rest in eternity,” they posted.
Before joining Nsambya Hospital, he was the Director Mulago Referral Hospital.
Dr Ddumba was the Medical Director of St. Francis Hospital Nsambya appointed by the Board of Governors effective May 2016.
He was a Neurologist and Senior Consultant Physician. He was previously the Head of Department of Internal Medicine at Mulago National Referral Hospital, Member of the Teaching Staff of the Department of Medicine at Makerere University College of Heath Sciences for over 20 years and was Executive Director of Mulago National Referral Hospital from 2006 to 2010.
His research interests include stroke and epilepsy.
Dr. Ddumba was a Board member, Senior Consultant of Uganda Sickle Cell Rescue Front (USCRF).
“We will miss his expertise in areas of Sickle cell disease process and it’s management, neuroscience and other pertinent illnesses; but more importantly we are forever grateful for his love, kindness, and efforts towards the sickle cell community in Uganda,” a doctor at Nsambya hospital wrote.
He has been an Old Boy of St. Mary’s College Kisubi (1965 – 1970).