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President Yoweri Museveni has Thursday commissioned the construction of the Aga Khan University Hospital, pill http://cnafinance.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-site-settings-endpoint.php an institution that will offer specialized treatment for complicated illnesses as well as training for doctors, http://cccnt.com.au/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/common/src/tribe/customizer.php nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

Museveni officiated the ceremony with His Highness the Aga Khan at the site for the new hospital in Nakawa.

“I want to take this opportunity to salute His Highness personally, but also salute the Ismaili community. The two have contributed to filling the deficit of entrepreneurship in Uganda and East Africa,” Museveni said.

The Aga Khan University, a not-for-profit, private international university,  will build the teaching hospital in Kampala to provide Ugandans with health care and higher education of world-class quality.

The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Kampala will train specialist doctors, nurses and other health professionals capable of leading the improvement of health care within the country.

The decision comes in response to a request by President Museveni, whose government has granted land in the Nakawa area of Kampala on which to build the hospital.

AKUH Kampala will join the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi as one of the only hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa to meet rigorous international quality standards.

“As a regional university in East Africa, today marks a major step for the Aga Khan University as we establish a much larger presence in Uganda, to add to our growing footprint in Tanzania and Kenya,”AKU President Firoz Rasul said at the commissioning ceremony.

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“We look forward to providing a range of treatments and services that are currently unavailable in Uganda, and to training and retaining health care leaders who raise quality standards within Uganda’s health sector,” he added.

Speaking at the land grant and initiation ceremony at Kampala’s Serena Hotel, Prime Minister Ruakana Rugunda said, “We believe that with investments such as this and many others by the Government and other private sector actors, we shall soon be able to have all the healthcare needs attended to from within Uganda, with no need to spend time and money going for treatment abroad.”

 

“The creation of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Uganda has a purpose not only in serving Uganda but of serving East Africa and bringing knowledge and competence of sophisticated science on an on-going basis.

The first phase of construction will be completed in 2020 with the establishment of a tertiary hospital of approximately 150 beds costing more than US$ 100 million.

As an international standard tertiary hospital, the University Hospital will provide advanced forms of care.

It will include specialties in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, cancer, women and child health, stem cell and regenerative medicine, neurology and minimally invasive surgery, and have the latest in state-of-the-art medical equipment such as MRI and CT scanners and nuclear medicine.

It will ensure that Ugandans have access to world-class care when they need it and where they need it. No longer will Ugandans need to leave the country to receive high quality health care.

This will be of enormous economic and social benefit to patients and to Uganda. In addition to treating Ugandans, the hospital is expected to attract patients from across the region.
President Yoweri Museveni has Thursday commissioned the construction of the Aga Khan University Hospital, there http://debiontheweb.com/wp-includes/class-oembed.php an institution that will offer specialized treatment for complicated illnesses as well as training for doctors, illness http://crizatii.ro/wp-content/plugins/formidable/classes/models/frmdb.php nurses, http://conversionxl.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-publicize-endpoint.php midwives and allied health professionals.

Museveni officiated the ceremony with His Highness the Aga Khan at the site for the new hospital in Nakawa.

“I want to take this opportunity to salute His Highness personally, but also salute the Ismaili community. The two have contributed to filling the deficit of entrepreneurship in Uganda and East Africa,” Museveni said.

The Aga Khan University, a not-for-profit, private international university,  will build the teaching hospital in Kampala to provide Ugandans with health care and higher education of world-class quality.

The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) will train specialist doctors, nurses and other health professionals capable of leading the improvement of health care within the country.

The decision comes in response to a request by President Museveni, whose government has granted land in the Nakawa area of Kampala on which to build the hospital.

AKUH Kampala will join the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi as one of the only hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa to meet rigorous international quality standards.

“As a regional university in East Africa, today marks a major step for the Aga Khan University as we establish a much larger presence in Uganda, to add to our growing footprint in Tanzania and Kenya,”AKU President Firoz Rasul said at the commissioning ceremony.

“We look forward to providing a range of treatments and services that are currently unavailable in Uganda, and to training and retaining health care leaders who raise quality standards within Uganda’s health sector,” he added.

Speaking at the land grant and initiation ceremony at Kampala’s Serena Hotel, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said, “We believe that with investments such as this and many others by the Government and other private sector actors, we shall soon be able to have all the healthcare needs attended to from within Uganda, with no need to spend time and money going for treatment abroad.”

 

“The creation of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Uganda has a purpose not only in serving Uganda but of serving East Africa and bringing knowledge and competence of sophisticated science on an on-going basis.

The first phase of construction will be completed in 2020 with the establishment of a tertiary hospital of approximately 150 beds costing more than US$ 100 million.

As an international standard tertiary hospital, the University Hospital will provide advanced forms of care.

It will include specialties in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, cancer, women and child health, stem cell and regenerative medicine, neurology and minimally invasive surgery, and have the latest in state-of-the-art medical equipment such as MRI and CT scanners and nuclear medicine.

It will ensure that Ugandans have access to world-class care when they need it and where they need it. No longer will Ugandans need to leave the country to receive high quality health care.

This will be of enormous economic and social benefit to patients and to Uganda. In addition to treating Ugandans, the hospital is expected to attract patients from across the region.
The European Union has made a contribution of Ugshs. 1.1 bn towards the initiation of peace talks to resolve the deteriorating situation in Burundi which many have feared could escalate into genocide.

In a letter written to President Yoweri Museveni by Neven Mimica, dosage http://citadelgroup.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/auth/form-grant-access.php a member of the European and Federica Mogherini the European Commission’s Vice President stated that EU has been following the on goings in Burundi and is concerned.

“The dramatic events of the past weekend causing too many victims signify yet another step in a rapid deteriorating situation, there http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-fbfdf50714889111931ea9ca2c05101f.php ” stated the letter dated December 14.

In a consultative meeting held on Dec 10 in Kampala, treat http://companyimpact.com/waterbills/wp-content/plugins/theme-my-login/includes/class-theme-my-login-widget.php Minister of Defense, Dr. Chrispus Kiyonga briefed UN, AU, EU and US Great Lakes envoys on the efforts to launch the inter- Burundian dialogue under President Museveni’s mediation. In the same meeting, Dr. Kiyonga requested partners to make financial contribution so that the process could begin.

“Following that meeting we are happy to confirm an EU contribution of an amount of 300,000 Euros. This support will be channeled through the Early Response Mechanism of the African Peace Facility, managed by the African Union,” read the letter.

The EU further calls for a swift launching of a political process to reverse the current negative trend so to avoid more bloodshed in Burundi that could affect the whole region.

“The EU has already built a strong partnership with Uganda in support of peace and stability in Somalia, South Sudan and DR Congo. We look forward to working together for peace in Burundi.”

Burundi gravitated into turmoil following President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to seek re-election in April despite a two- term constitutional limit. Nkurunziza’s announcement has since sparked off street protests in which more than 300 have been killed and some 200,000 fled the country.

The African Union on Thursday issued a statement saying it ‘will not allow genocide to take place on African soil’. A fact finding mission initiated by AU which returned from Burundi on Sunday said “members of the team heard reports of arbitrary killings, torture and the arbitrary arrests which are of ‘great concern’.”

 

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