What we do
Efficiency and effectiveness
Fondazione Corti’s objective is to enable Lacor Hospital to continue its mission: “To guarantee the best possible treatment to the greatest number of people at the lowest cost,” with particular attention to the neediest, women, children, the poor, and anyone suffering from chronic illness. And treatment is free for those who are unable to pay. However, the Hospital’s rates do not exceed 25% of the actual cost of the care received.
The patient first and foremost
Fondazione Corti is committed to guaranteeing the Hospital’s ongoing operation, funding everyday operations, which is indispensable for meeting genuine local priorities, the health needs of the poorest members of society.
Next to care is training for local personnel because “Africanization does not mean a quick preparation and replacing a white with a black; instead, it means working together for an extended period.” Today the doctors, nurses, ward managers and technicians are Ugandan, as is the Hospital’s leadership—a total of over 600 employees.
Excellence in training
Lacor Hospital offers many professional development courses for nurses, laboratory assistants, midwives, anaesthesia and operating theater technicians, and is a major campus of the Faculty of Medicine of Gulu University, with approximately 600 students.
Transparency, precision and respect
We believe in the founding principle of Lacor Hospital: the patient is not a “poor person receiving charity” but a client whose care is paid for by a benefactor. This is why we report with the utmost transparency and precision to donors how we have used the resources they have entrusted to us.
Monitoring and planning
Fondazione Corti occupies two positions on the Hospital’s Board of Directors, exchanges freely with the Executive, and participates in the Quality Control Committee and the Financial Committee of the Board of Directors. This synergy makes it possible to guarantee the ongoing respect for the mission, to work closely in determining the Hospital’s strategic directions and in defining financial control and quality protocols, to foster internal discussion within the Hospital about its future, and to think about new sustainability models.