The Olive Medical Mission - TOMM
Our founders Robert and Helena Brown initially went out to Uganda to visit an orphanage which was linked to the church they went to, Revive a Life. Whilst they were in Kampala they had the opportunity to visit a struggling medical centre which was part of the same charity but which due to financial reasons would probably need to close, They saw that there was a real care for patients at this centre but there were just not the funds available to help those in need. After spending time talking with the manager of the centre they soon realised that the people of Uganda would often have to choose when they have some little money between paying for medicines or treatment or feeding the family. In one of the poorest countries where 10 million people do not have access to safe or clean water and where more than 4 million of the 37.5 million population are starving (2016 news figures) there is a great need for medical care that can be given freely to those in need. The lack of clean safe water is also a great source of diseases like Typhoid which is a killer in Uganda.  

Helena and Robert also were taken to look at the referral and major hospital in Kampala where they were shocked to see the conditions patients were in, how dirty it was and how crowded it was with patients unable to get treatment because they don't have the funds. 
Patients commonly dying waiting for simple operation and even some patients committing suicide because they couldn't stand the pain and were unable to access pain relief, patients mixed on wards including adults with abscesses in the childrens ward. Rebecca the UK administrator went on a couple of visits with Steven out administrator in Uganda earlier this year and saw some of the similar conditions, including clinical waste just piled up outside the back doors and 1 and 2 day old babies being cared for in general wards. If you don't have family or anyone to care for you then no one will feed or wash you - there is no health care assistants and the nurses are few for the number of patients. Steven often goes to pray for patients and feed them especially if they don't have any family.   

Because of these experiences Robert and Helena decided to take on the medial centre and TOMM was born, the centre itself was massively improved and the ethos of the charity was to provide free at point of access care to people who need it the most. Our UK administrator Rebecca joined the charity earlier this year after meeting Robert and Helena out in Uganda. TOMM is a becon of hope and as we move into the next stage we are wanting to make sure that the work we do out in Uganda impacts those who need it most, with a fundraising project to buy a vehicle which would allow us to do outreach vaccination clinics in the slums and eventually a new purpose built centre that will allow us to make some dents in the great need there is in Uganda. 


  Latest News
  • September 2016 Update
 We have continued with our                fundraising efforts over the                  summer attending various                    shows with our African crafts              and had a pamper party. We                also have a raffle running with            a local business 'Klas fashion'.            Our main fundraising project at            the moment is for a vehicle so            we can do outreach and                      vaccination clinics in the                      slums. Our Administrator                      Steven in Uganda has begun              his degree in                                        business management and                  finance which will help him to              run TOMM out in Uganda at                the best level. 
  • June 2016 Update 
 Our Administrator Rebecca is              back in Kampala to do some                research and make                              connections with some of the              other health care providers in              Kampala. She is looking at                  ways we can reach those most            at need as well by spending                time in the slums and some of            the poorer areas of the city.                  She will be working with                      Steven our Ugandan                            administrator. 
  • April 2016 Update

    Welcome to the team! We would like to indroduce Rebecca Markwick to the TOMM Family as our administrator in the UK.Read more 


  • March 2016 Update

    We've arrived, and things are a little difficult. We are short on cash donations and regular donations, so we are at a point where we are consider if we have to close temporarily re-group, plan and maybe open up smaller and build it up again. Read more 


  • April 2015 Update

    So we are gearing up for the next trip to Uganda - we hope to place solar panels onto the roof of Theatres so that we never have the lights go off again during a surgery. 

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  • February 2015 Update

    We are planning our next trip we fly on the 1st of April and return home on the 17th April. 
    Sadly no volunteers for Easter, but several for the next October trip


  • October 2014 Updates
    We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the medical mission, and take our sheets and blankets to them. read more
  • Give as You Livehelp us just by shopping online
    We have been added to this free website.. read more
  • Bag Pack
    Raised £500 to support the students getting across to Uganda read more
  • Registered Charity
    Hi everyone, We have now received our charity number which is 1156962! read more
  • Safe Arrival in Uganda
    We arrived in Uganda at about 23:00 25.10.13.  Please read more
  • Medical Equipment Donated
    International Aid a Christian charity in Preston has donated medical equipment: swabs, dressings, surgical gowns and drapes for us to take.
  • Eye Checks
    Uganda Eye Health Care did eye checks, read more
  • August 2, 2013
    You can now follow us on Twitter @theolivemedical go on you know you want to!
Our Mission
The Olive Medical mission aims to bring health care provisions to those in need in the city of Kampala, Uganda by giving free at point of access care and developing programmes to reach those who are the most vulnerable and who are often forgotten. Our aim is not only to treat those in need but to look at health promotion and disease prevention through education and vaccination programmes. 
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The Olive Medical Mission
c/o Robert & Helena Brown
43 Long Lane, Chapel-en-le-Frith
High Peak, Derbyshire, SK23 0TA
M:  07731 518776
E:   info@theolivemedicalmission.org
      
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