Keith Waddell

Sent from St Mary’s, Islington, London; St Paul’s Oadby

Keith served with AIM at Ruharo Eye Hospital in Mbarara, working as an eye surgeon.

He has been working in Uganda since 1965, first as a general doctor in hospitals in Kuluva and Kagando, before training in tropical medicine in the UK and returning to Uganda to work as a leprosy doctor. About 10 years later he trained as an ophthalmic doctor and in 1982 set up Uganda’s first eye service.

At Ruharo, Keith is involved in treating difficult cases, medical outreach work, and training the next generation of doctors. Ruharo majors on training eye specialists at all levels, and Keith heads up a programme treating children with eye cancer. His team travels to serve outlying areas including South Sudan.

Keith retired from serving with AIM in December 2016.

Latest Prayer News

Please pray for a number of retired AIM missionaries who are currently in hospital; especially for Netty Sinclair who has just received a difficult diagnosis and is very ill.

On Tuesday 10th April a number of us from the office attended a thanksgiving service for the life of Colin Molyneux who served with AIM in various capacities for over 35 years, including in Kenya, Madagascar, Chad and the UK. During the service Peter Maclure, a retired AIM missionary, read out a tribute to Colin’s work with AIM which you can read here. Please pray for Colin’s wife, Rosemary, and the wider family as they continue to mourn a much loved husband, father, brother and grandfather. Give thanks for the ways in which God blessed and used Colin throughout a life which has been characterised as “a life lived for Jesus”.


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