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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:33 pm    Post subject: Aga Khan Hospital in Kampala and visits of H.H. Reply with quote

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14 December 2015

Aga Khan to Build Hospital in Kampala

Land for the construction of a third Aga Khan University Hospital has been acquired in Uganda.

The Aga Khan and President Yoweri Museveni are expected to preside over a ground-breaking ceremony this week.

The Aga Khan Development Network has committed $15 billion (Sh1.5 trillion) for expansion in East Africa.

Aga Khan University President Firoz Rasul on Sunday said like the two hospitals in Nairobi and Karachi, Pakistan -- both of which have earned accreditation from the US Joint Commission International -- the one in Kampala would provide the best possible treatment and care.

Its first phase comprising a 150-bed wing will be completed in 2020. It is expected to expand to a 600-bed hospital.

The hospital will be at the junction of Jinja and New Port Bell roads in Kampala.

JAMHURI DAY CELEBRATIONS

The Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and chairman of the network, arrived in Nairobi on Friday.

He was a guest at celebrations marking Kenya's independence and is expected in Kampala this week.


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Did we miss this one early December? Interesting news. probably one of the discussions during this visit.

newvision.co.ug/news/650244-gov-t-to-buy-shares-in-air-uganda-museveni-aga-khan-discuss-deal.html

Gov’t to buy shares in Air Uganda: Museveni, Aga Khan discuss deal
Publish Date: Dec 06, 2013


President Museveni meeting with H.H the Aga khan at the Mandarin Oriental Paris Hotel on Thursday

By Vision Reporter

The Uganda government will buy shares in Air Uganda currently owned by the Aga Khan. This was reached in a meeting between President Yoweri Museveni and H.H the Aga khan at the Mandarin Oriental Paris Hotel on Thursday.

President Yoweri Museveni currently on working visit to France arrived in the country on Thursday evening and was received at the airport by Uganda’s ambassador to France Nimisha Madhivan, MPs Oleru Abason Huda of Yumbe District and Joseph Musinguzi of Ntungamo Municipality.

Air Uganda is largely recognized as the national carrier, following the collapse of Uganda Airlines in May 2001.

Headquartered in Kampala, and with its operations base at Entebbe International Airport, Air Uganda uses a fleet of five aircraft to operate scheduled flights from Entebbe to various countries in Eastern and Central Africa.

MPs Oleru Abason Huda of Yumbe District and Joseph Musinguzi of Ntungamo Municipality attended the meeting.

Meridiana Africa Airlines (Uganda) Limited is 100% owned by the Celestair Group, which in turn is owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). AKFED also controls Air Burkina and Air Mali, the national airlines of Burkina Faso and Mali respectively, and has an interest in Europe in Meridiana fly.

During the meeting the H.H Aga khan further agreed to construct a modern hospital at Bwebajja on Entebbe Road and constructing a power generating dam to supply power to Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.

The President thanked the Aga khan for the several investments he has put in Uganda and assured him of government commitment.

The President also met Christophe de Margerie the Chief Executive Total with whom he discussed a number of issues including energy generation.

The President is in France to attend an international conference on peace and security, climatic change and economic development partnership. He will also meet France President François Hollande, address a joint meeting of investors from France and Spain and meet Ugandans who are working in France.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.
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Kampala to get Aga Khan University Hospital

By STAFF WRITER, The EastAfrican

Posted Monday, December 14 2015 at 11:46

In Summary

The Aga Khan and President Yoweri Museveni are expected to preside as the new hospital’s plan comes alive, part of a bold 15-year $1 billion expansion agenda that the Aga Khan University has committed to for East Africa.

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A third Aga Khan University Hospital in the world is taking shape in Kampala with the granting of land and an initiation ceremony this week.

The Aga Khan and President Yoweri Museveni are expected to preside as the new hospital’s plan comes alive, part of a bold 15-year $1 billion expansion agenda that the Aga Khan University has committed to for East Africa.

Aga Khan University (AKU) president Firoz Rasul says that like their hospitals in Nairobi and in Karachi, Pakistan, both of which have earned accreditation from the US-based Joint Commission International, the hospital in Kampala will seek to provide treatment and care equal to the best in the world.

Its first phase, comprising the establishment of a 150-bed tertiary hospital, will be completed in 2020 before later expanding progressively towards 600 beds. The hospital will be located at the junction of Jinja Road and New Port Bell Road in the heart of Kampala.

The Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), arrived in Nairobi on Friday as a guest during Kenya’s Independence Day (Jamhuri) celebrations on December 12, and will travel to Uganda next week.

AKU’s bold expansion in East Africa is informed by a core framework focused on developing leaders and establishing international professional standards, amongst others. The plan will see it also establish a major campus in Arusha.

With the Kampala hospital, it is working to provide advanced types of care and be capable of diagnosing and treating the most complicated cases. It will include specialities in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, cancer, women and child health, stem cell and regenerative medicine, neurology and minimally invasive surgery, with the latest medical equipment such as MRI and CT scanners and nuclear medicine.

“We 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,” said Mr Rasul.

The university will use the hospital to educate and train doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals who are equipped not only to provide excellent care but to lead and transform health care institutions and systems to make them work more effectively for the people they serve.

A postgraduate Medical Education programme will train badly needed specialist doctors in a range of fields.

In addition, by providing a working environment that meets the highest standards, the hospital hopes to attract Ugandan health professionals working abroad to return home, while retaining new graduates who might otherwise have left.

A welfare programme funded by the university and philanthropists will help patients who cannot afford the charges to get treatment.

Research will be aimed at improving health care quality and access in Uganda, meeting the challenge of pressing health problems such as the growth of non-communicable diseases and producing actionable insights into such issues as the relationship between health and poverty, culture and the environment.

AKU is working to add new campuses and facilities in Nairobi, Kampala, Arusha and Dar es Salaam, transforming it from a university focused on the health sciences and education into a comprehensive university featuring an undergraduate liberal arts programme and graduate professional education. The Graduate School of Media and Communications was recently launched in Nairobi.

“Today, the world debates East Africa’s problems. Tomorrow, with the right educational investments, we believe it will study the region’s solutions. Most academic institutions are looking to produce job-ready graduates. We want graduates who create jobs,” said Mr Rasul.

Institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) have been at the helm of economic and social development in East Africa for nearly a century now, working towards improving the quality of life though multiple cross-sectoral initiatives.
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http://allafrica.com/stories/201512151459.html

New Vision

Uganda: Aga Khan University Hospital to Launch in Uganda


By Emmanuel Ainebyoona

Kampala — Aga Khan University Hospital is poised to expand its footprint in East Africa after acquiring land from government to build aspecialised health facility in Kampala.

The 60-acre piece of land, which is part of the former Nakawa-Naguru Housing Estate, will host a teaching hospital.

The facility will serve as hospital and a health training institution for the Aga Khan University located on Gadaffi Road in Old Kampala, which trains doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

The hospital will have specialties in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, cancer, women and child health, neurology and minimally invasive surgery; and advanced diagnostic equipment such as MRI and CT scanners and nuclear medicine, a statement released by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) yesterday indicated.

President Museveni and His Highness the Aga Khan are expected to attend the event where the project will be formally announced at the ground-breaking at Nakawa in Kampala on Thursday.

According to AKDN, the first phase of constructing the university teaching hospital will start in 2017 and be completed in 2020 at a cost of $100 million (about Shs350 billion).

"At that point, it will have 150 beds. Thereafter, it is expected that it will add capacity over time, and could eventually reach 600 beds," the statement added.

"It will provide Ugandans with access to world-class care when they need it and where they need it, preventing unnecessary suffering due to delays or unavailability as well as the expense and disruption of seeking care abroad," the statement added.

It is expected to be equipped with specialised cardiac operation theatres, intensive care units and radiation therapy equipment. As a tertiary hospital, the hospital in Kampala will provide the most advanced types of care and be capable of diagnosing and treating the most complicated cases.

"Upon completion of construction, the hospital will begin educating specialist physicians in surgery, internal medicine, paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology. Four additional disciplines will be added thereafter," the AKDN indicated.

The University also plans to expand its existing nursing and midwifery programmes through its School of Nursing and Midwifery in Kampala, where 539 students have earned degrees so far.

The hospital 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.

Lands Minister, Daudi Migereko, told Daily Monitor yesterday that the lease and terms for the lease will depend on the progress of the project. "They are supposed to build a teaching hospital and that is what we expect to see at the end of the five years," Mr Migereko said
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14 December 2015

The East African (Nairobi)

Uganda: Kampala to Get Aga Khan University Hospital

A third Aga Khan University Hospital in the world is taking shape in Kampala with the granting of land and an initiation ceremony this week.

The Aga Khan and President Yoweri Museveni are expected to preside as the new hospital's plan comes alive, part of a bold 15-year $1 billion expansion agenda that the Aga Khan University has committed to for East Africa.

Aga Khan University (AKU) president Firoz Rasul says that like their hospitals in Nairobi and in Karachi, Pakistan, both of which have earned accreditation from the US-based Joint Commission International, the hospital in Kampala will seek to provide treatment and care equal to the best in the world.

Its first phase, comprising the establishment of a 150-bed tertiary hospital, will be completed in 2020 before later expanding progressively towards 600 beds. The hospital will be located at the junction of Jinja Road and New Port Bell Road in the heart of Kampala.

The Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), arrived in Nairobi on Friday as a guest during Kenya's Independence Day (Jamhuri) celebrations on December 12, and will travel to Uganda next week
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Aga Khan to build $100m hospital in Kampala

Dec 15, 2015

Aga Khan is poised to expand its footprint in East Africa after acquiring land from Ugandan government to build aspecialised health facility in Kampala.

The 60-acre piece of land, which is part of the former Nakawa-Naguru Housing Estate, will host a teaching hospital.

The facility will serve as hospital and a health training institution for the Aga Khan University located on Gadaffi Road in Old Kampala, which trains doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

The hospital will have specialties in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, cancer, women and child health, neurology and minimally invasive surgery; and advanced diagnostic equipment such as MRI and CT scanners and nuclear medicine, a statement released by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) yesterday indicated.

President Museveni and His Highness the Aga Khan are expected to attend the event where the project will be formally announced at the ground-breaking at Nakawa in Kampala on Thursday.

According to AKDN, the first phase of constructing the university teaching hospital will start in 2017 and be completed in 2020 at a cost of $100 million.

“At that point, it will have 150 beds. Thereafter, it is expected that it will add capacity over time, and could eventually reach 600 beds,” the statement added.

“It will provide Ugandans with access to world-class care when they need it and where they need it, preventing unnecessary suffering due to delays or unavailability as well as the expense and disruption of seeking care abroad,” the statement added.

It is expected to be equipped with specialised cardiac operation theatres, intensive care units and radiation therapy equipment. As a tertiary hospital, the hospital in Kampala will provide the most advanced types of care and be capable of diagnosing and treating the most complicated cases.

“Upon completion of construction, the hospital will begin educating specialist physicians in surgery, internal medicine, paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology. Four additional disciplines will be added thereafter,” the AKDN indicated.

The University also plans to expand its existing nursing and midwifery programmes through its School of Nursing and Midwifery in Kampala, where 539 students have earned degrees so far.

The hospital 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.

Uganda's Lands Minister, Daudi Migereko, told media yesterday that the lease and terms for the lease will depend on the progress of the project.

“They are supposed to build a teaching hospital and that is what we expect to see at the end of the five years,” Mr Migereko said.
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Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Uganda ahead of hospital announcement

TheIsmaili.org

16 December 2015

Entebbe, 16 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Uganda today ahead of an expected event announcing plans for a new Aga Khan University Hospital to be established in Kampala.

Hazar Imam revealed his intention to establish the hospital in February, at the convocation ceremony of the Aga Khan University.

“With the cooperation of the government we plan to establish a new Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala,” he said in his convocation address. “No Ugandan should have to leave the country to seek quality medical care.”

Upon his arrival, Hazar Imam was presented with flowers by a six-year-old girl. He was welcomed to the country by the Honourable Dr Tumwesigye Elioda, Minister of Health on behalf of the Government of Uganda, as well as AKDN Resident Representative Mahmood Ahmed and Ismaili Council for Uganda President Minaz Jamal.

The Aga Khan University Hospital ceremony is expected to take place tomorrow in Kampala.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:45 pm    Post subject: Kampala - Aga Khan Teaching Hospital Land Grant Ceremony Reply with quote

Video of the Brick Laying Ceremony and Land Grant held on 17 December 2015 with Speeches by President Museveni and H.H. The Aga Khan on this link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-onVsJK9bQw&feature=youtu.be

2015, December 17 Kampala, Uganda - President Museveni and H.H. The Aga Khan performed the Brick Laying and land ceremony of an Aga Khan University Teaching Hospital in Kampala. The Aga Khan said that there will be no compromise in Quality. There is no Magic Wand but will move very fast. The Construction will start in 18 months. The Teaching Hospital will serve the whole region.The Project will bring knowledge and competence of sophisticated science. H.H. Thanked President Museveni for the Prime Land site.









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Republic of Uganda Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Aga Khan Visits Uganda

Wednesday, 16th December 2015



His Highness the Aga Khan Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismail Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network arrived today at the invitation of H.E. President Yoweri Museveni to announce the land grant and initiation of the Aga Khan University Hospital Kampala.

The Aga Khan University is to build a new teaching hospital in Kampala. The University Hospital will provide world class care and medical education for Ugandans.

The University has been granted a site in the Nakawa area of Kampala to build the hospital. The University Hospital in Kampala will be part of an integrated healthcare system in East Africa dedicated to providing high-quality health care service, education and research that will work to improve the health of all Ugandans.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:51 am    Post subject: Speech Aga Khan for Land Ceremony Kampala 17 December 2015 Reply with quote

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Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan Regarding the Creation of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala

17 December 2015


Right Honorable Prime Minister,
Honorable Ministers,
Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
Distinguished Guests

I’d like to begin my comments this morning by expressing my very great gratitude for the warmth with which I have been received here in Uganda, the support that the President and the Government have been offering to this new project of creating an Aga Khan University Hospital here in Kampala.

It is very clear that without this partnership between the Government and AKDN it would be impossible to realise the sorts of things, the sorts of initiatives that we have been able to implement during the last 50 years here in Uganda. These initiatives cover enormous areas, not just in health care, but in education, in economic development, in cultural activities – in other words, in all the key endeavors that governments and civil society invest in.

I am here today as the Chancellor of the Aga Khan University. And it is in this role that I can officially announce the establishment of an Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala.
We started the Aga Khan University in Pakistan some 32 years ago and it has grown into a truly international institution, with major campuses in Africa as well as in Asia, and with programmes in many fields. But right at the centre of its mission, from the very start, has been one principle goal: to help ensure the people living in the developing world are able to access international standards of health care.

We are here today because of this common conviction. We have to bring to Africa and Asia global standards of health care. The populations of these countries cannot be isolated from the best simply because they have been born in countries outside the Western world.

It’s clearly a challenge to build institutions of global quality in environments which haven’t had those institutions before. And in order to achieve that goal the essential is human resources – men and women who are educated to perform to the highest standards of their profession. And that is why the Aga Khan Health Network has invested, and will continue to invest, in education.

It adds cost. It adds management issues. It is not entirely satisfactory, in the sense that graduates leave, they go to other parts of the world, and they don’t always return. But the fact is that we have to educate on an ongoing basis in Africa, in Asia, to global standards of medicine and nursing, and that is our goal.

Now these standards cannot be maintained without research. Therefore the Aga Khan University is investing – and will continue to invest very heavily – in research, in postgraduate studies, not undergraduate studies. It is this research which will enable the Aga Khan University and others in the area to bring new knowledge, appropriate knowledge to Africa, Asia, which we desperately need.

Now you certainly remember that at some time medical care in Sub-Saharan Africa was solid. But there have been moments of difficulty, and we now have to rebuild in a number of countries in Asia and Africa, standards of institutional performance, which will bring these institutions back to global standards. And that means harnessing the youth to our future. And I would like to emphasise to you how important it is that you should bring to bear on young men and young women a commitment to serve at home, and not to leave home in a position where the homeland does not have the benefit of the knowledge which has been imparted.

It’s important to keep in mind that disease is changing in its nature. We are more and more confronted in modern society by non-communicable disease and therefore in the decades ahead we will be concentrating through the Aga Khan Health Network and other medical institutions in dealing with non-communicable diseases. And I refer to diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, mental and neurological illness, cancer and others. These are the areas where we must concentrate properly, to serve future generations of society.

There is no doubt that developing countries need to improve health standards and the hospital will therefore seek to treat everyone who needs care. Modern medicine is expensive, but it is our responsibility to make it available to all the population, and we undertake to do that.
As I said earlier, training doctors, nurses, therapists, bio-medical engineers, laboratory technicians, and other medical professionals is a long, complex exercise, but our health institutions in Africa and Asia are committed to doing that so that our institutions have a complete educational process and we train people for all the different needs in serving health care around the world.

Let me come back to Uganda. Uganda has doctors and nurses who are successful in their professions but who are not in Uganda. It is my hope that by building the Aga Khan University Hospital here in Uganda, the wonderful doctors and nurses who are Ugandans, who are working outside Uganda, will come back and work here in an institution which not only will welcome them, but give them the best professional conditions in which they can work.

Let me spend a very short time and explain to you what it is that we are seeking to achieve in East Africa through the Aga Khan Health Network. Essentially we are trying to build a network of tertiary care hospitals, teaching hospitals, throughout Eastern Africa. We are trying to add to that network of teaching hospitals, medical units which are part of the educational system, but which will become referral institutions to our major network institutions. And our hope is that over the years we will have a system covering East Africa where an individual needing care will be able to enter the system at any point and receive the appropriate health care, whether it be in Uganda or in Kenya or in Tanzania or even further afield.

So we are working on the concept of an integrated regional health system. That will be supported by e-medicine, and that e-medicine will be supported by international relationships. So in order that we be able to educate properly, we are not depending on our own resources. We are looking to other partners to work with us from around the world to educate our students, to keep our faculty up to speed, so that in the new areas of, for example, stem cell technology, we can bring through our institutions to Africa the best of modern science.

This ceremony today marks a long engagement in healthcare in Eastern Africa and it may amuse you that it is exactly 27 years ago that the President and I had our first meeting here in Uganda. Those 27 years have resulted in multiple agreements. So we had protocols of agreement in 1989, in 1999, in 2002, and we have an agreement in place today. So we are working in a context of an ongoing partnership, and that brings to us as a network of non-governmental capacity, a great sense of comfort that we are working in a long-term structure, in a structure, which is related to the public sector here in Uganda.

When this institution is built, it is my hope that it will have brought to Uganda modern medicine in the best conditions, in intimate partnership with public sector healthcare. We see the system working as one system, building on capacity, human resources, programming, and forward thinking.

And I take this occasion to thank the President for the land that he has made available for our new institution, and to all of you I say, please join us in this exciting journey.

Thank you.


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Arrival at Serena Hotel in Kampala on 16th December 2015 Video

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More video for the Aga Khan University Teaching Hospital in Kampala 2015

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Museveni flags off construction of Aga Khan Hospital

Publish Date: Dec 17, 2015
Museveni flags off construction of Aga Khan Hospital
President Yoweri Museveni and His Highness The Aga Khan. Photo by Roderick Ahimbazwe

newvision

By John Agaba

President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday commissioned the construction of the Aga Khan University Hospital, expected to offer “specialised treatment for complicated illnesses” as well as training for doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

The function at the Nakawa a city suburb started at about 10:30am. It was graced by His Highness The Aga Khan, Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, health minister Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye, Attorney General Freddie Ruhindi, lands minister Daudi Migereko and several dignitaries from the Aga Khan Development Network.

President Museveni and His Highness The Aga Khan hold cordial talks after commissioning the construction of the Aga Khan University Hospital. PHOTO/PPU

President Yoweri Museveni saluted The Aga Khan for the Ismaili Prince’s contribution to “filling the entrepreneurship deficit in Uganda and East Africa. After the gesture of ‘laying of a brick’ to signify the commissioning of the teaching hospital by both the Ugandan President and His Highness, the group moved to the Kampala Serena Hotel for further commemorations.

President Museveni and His Highness The Aga Khan shake hands after commissioning the construction of the Aga Khan University Hospital. PHOTO/PPU

The Aga Khan University Hospital is expected to be equipped with specialised cardiac operation theatres, intensive care units and radiation therapy equipment, as well as provide advanced diagnostic, rehabilitative and therapeutic care services to reduce on the number of Uganda and East Africans who leave the region for treatment abroad.

President Museveni and His Highness The Aga Khan are joined by Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda (left, seated) and other officials in a group photo after the commissioning of the construction of the Aga Khan University Hospital. PHOTO/PPU

According to information from the Aga Khan Development, the first phase of the project $100m (about sh336b) to establish a 150-bed teaching hospital will end in 2020. The second phase will see the facility’s capacity expanded to 600 beds.
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Aga Khan to build ultra-modern hospital in Kampala
The government has provided 60 acres of land in Nakawa, near the capital, where the hospital will be built.

The Aga Khan University is to build a state-of-the-art hospital in Kampala to improve the quality of healthcare in the country.

The government has provided 60 acres of land in Nakawa, near the capital, where the hospital will be built.

President Museveni presided over the ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the worldwide Ismaili community.
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Mawlana Hazar Imam announces world-class teaching hospital for Uganda

TheIsmaili.org

17 December 2015

http://www.theismaili.org/news-events/mawlana-hazar-imam-announces-world-class-teaching-hospital-uganda

Kampala, 17 December 2015 — The Aga Khan University will build a world-class teaching hospital in the heart of Kampala on land granted by the Government of Uganda, announced Mawlana Hazar Imam today.

“This is an important day for me,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam, “because it represents an opportunity to contribute to Uganda’s development, to my community’s integration within the institutions of Uganda and in East Africa more widely.”

Also see:
» AKDN: Aga Khan University to Build New Teaching Hospital in Kampala, Uganda
» Remarks by Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Land Grant Ceremony and at the AKUH Kampala Initiation Ceremony
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» Vote of thanks by AKU President Firoz Rasul

Together with the President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Museveni, Mawlana Hazar Imam took part in a ceremonial brick-laying at the site where the new hospital will be built. Afterwards, Hazar Imam proceeded to the Serena International Conference Centre, where he and the Right Honourable Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda unveiled a plaque to formalise the initiation of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Kampala.

President Museveni saluted Mawlana Hazar Imam and the Ismaili Muslim community in Uganda and throughout East Africa for their contributions.

“I am very happy to welcome you here and we will give you all the support,” said the President. “I’m glad you came personally to launch this project and I wish this project well.”

The University Hospital will make an international standard of health care accessible to all Ugandans, matching advanced medical facilities and services with higher education to develop the professional human resources the country requires.

This is in keeping with the mission of the Aga Khan University, said Mawlana Hazar Imam, which for more than three decades has been to provide the people of the developing world with access to world-class health care.

“The populations of these countries cannot be isolated from the best simply because they have been born in countries outside the Western world,” he asserted.

Building on the University’s current programmes and services in East Africa, the Kampala teaching hospital will educate specialist physicians through AKU’s post-graduate medical education programme, expand the university’s nursing and midwifery programmes in Uganda and provide training for allied health professionals in a variety of fields.

The tertiary hospital promises advanced care with the capability to diagnose and treat the most complicated cases. 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.

“I would like to salute the Aga Khan, because in every area that His Highness works, whether it is building the Bujagali dam, or the Serena Hotel, we always see a mark of excellence,” said Prime Minister Rugunda. “I am confident that the Aga Khan University Hospital will be at the same level of excellence, if not even higher.”

Research will be key to achieving that mark of excellence, noted Mawlana Hazar Imam, and he intends for the University to invest heavily in research while focusing on higher post-graduate studies. “It is this research,” he said, “which will enable the Aga Khan University and others in the area to bring new knowledge, appropriate knowledge to Africa, Asia, which we desperately need.”

But meeting these aspirations will be challenging, particularly when successful doctors and nurses often choose to leave the country and pursue their careers elsewhere. In building the Aga Khan University Hospital in Uganda, Hazar Imam hopes that “the wonderful doctors and nurses who are Ugandans, who are working outside Uganda, will come back and work here in an institution which not only will welcome them, but give them the best professional conditions in which they can work.”

“And I would like to emphasise to you how important it is that you should bring to bear on young men and young women a commitment to serve at home, and not to leave home in a position where the homeland does not have the benefit of the knowledge which has been imparted.”

Aga Khan University President Firoz Rasul thanked President Museveni and the Government of Uganda for their support and encouragement, and for granting the land upon which the University Hospital will be built. He also expressed profound gratitude to Mawlana Hazar Imam for his ongoing commitment.

“Without His Highness’s commitment we would not be here to build a new University Hospital in Kampala,” said President Rasul.

After the ceremony, Mawlana Hazar Imam took a moment to express his gratitude to volunteers and staff involved with the endeavour, before heading to the airport.
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Remarks by Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda at the Ground Breaking Ceremony for Aga Khan

17 December 2015


Your Highness The Aga Khan,
Hon Ministers
Members of Parliament
Colleagues from the medical fraternity
Ladies and gentlemen

On behalf of President Yoweri Museveni, I would like to thank His Highness The Aga Khan for your long-standing commitment to the social and economic development of Uganda.

This morning, HE President Museveni conducted a very significant ceremony of breaking the ground for the construction of Aga Khan University Hospital. It is significant because Government is committed to providing quality healthcare to our citizens—and this collaboration with the Aga Khan is part of that endeavor.

I would like to salute the Aga Khan, because in every area that His Highness works, whether it is building the Bujagali dam, or the Serena Hotel, we always see a mark of excellence. I am confident that the Aga Khan University Hospital will be at the same level of excellence, if not even higher.

We have had an opportunity to witness the great quality of service of Aga Khan enterprises and have no doubt that the Hospital will be in the same league. For instance, in 2013, while in the Ministry of Health, I led a senior ministerial delegation to visit the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi and the University’s regional campus site in Arusha. This is where we saw first hand what an institution of this nature can do to raise healthcare standards in a country.

We expect this Hospital to be completed as quickly as possible so that Ugandans can start to enjoy gold standard health services the Aga Khan is well known for.

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 heathcare needs attended to from within Uganda, with no need to spend time and money going for treatment abroad.

The Aga Khan hospital will save lives. Its impact will be felt not only in Uganda but in the entire region. The Aga Khan University Hospital will do for healthcare what the Serena has done for hospitality in Uganda.

I welcome this investment which will have a ripple effect on development throughout the country, improving quality of life for all.

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A Reflection on the Land Grant Ceremony of the New World Class Aga Khan University Hospital to be Built in Uganda

Partnership for Change

BY SHARIFFA KESHAVJEE

The sacred space is set
The energy is invoked
The earth’s ochre red
Makes a path through the green.
Reflected in the Ismaili and Uganda flag
The logo of the university
Radiating, rippling outwards

Our world of rapid change
Meets in Uganda to break the ground
Nakawa is chosen to propel
the University Hospital
To reach beyond its borders
The frontiers of Science
Radiation ever outwards

Decades of decay at Mulago
A new seed of hope is planted
Pioneering pluralism
In Uganda’s rich soil
Revitalizing the land
For life long learning
Radiating ever outwards

The President and Imam’s vision
Bringing to the region
Appropriate advanced Health Care
The people can access
Here at home the very best
The youth empowered to remain
Here at home to give their best practices
Expanding ever outwards

The people rejoice with lush voices
Their partners join hands to celebrate
This great milestone laid by the red bricks
That fulfills the words of the anthem
That ever propel outwards

Salute to the President and Imam for
Their vision, their respect
For national progress
Global standards of excellence
To be in the frontier of scientific
and humanistic knowledge
The best in the world
Propelling expanding ever outward
An emblematic crown over Uganda

Date posted: December 18, 2015.
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Serena kampala 16th December 2015

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19 December 2015
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Uganda: Aga Khan Hospital to Help Reduce Medical Costs


By Dicta Asiimwe and Halima Abdallah

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and the Aga Khan last week laid the foundation stone for a state-of-the-art teaching hospital that is expected to reduce the costs Ugandans incur in seeking healthcare abroad.

The Aga Khan University Hospital, to be built on Nakawa hill in Kampala city, will be part of an integrated healthcare system in East Africa dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare, education and research.

The first phase of the teaching hospital -- expected to end in 2020 -- will cost $100 million.

"Essentially, we are trying to build a network of tertiary care hospitals, teaching hospitals throughout East Africa. We are trying to add to that network of teaching hospitals, medical units which are partly educational system but which will become referral institutions to our major network institutions; our hope is that over the years we will have a system covering East Africa where an individual needing care will be able to enter the system at any point and receive the appropriate healthcare, whether it be in Uganda or in Kenya or in Tanzania or even further afield," said the Aga Khan during the land grant ceremony in Kampala
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Aga Khan to pay $100 for Nakawa land

Written by Benon Herbert Oluka

Created: 23 December 2015

• Shs 340,000 per year for all 60 acres
• Govt to guarantee Aga Khan’s foreign loan applications
• Aga Khan needs an additional 40 acres in Nakawa
• Govt exempts Aga Khan from paying taxes for project


On top of the 60 acres of prime land in Kampala to house a university teaching hospital, the Aga Khan Foundation will enjoy tax exemptions, government guarantees for foreign loan applications and – possibly – an additional 40 acres, details of a confidential agreement suggest.

The 21-page agreement, which the two parties signed on December 4, 2015 ahead of Prince Karim Aga Khan’s December 17, 2015 visit to launch the construction of the hospital, says the Aga Khan Foundation will pay ground rent of $100 (about Shs 330,000) per year for the 60 acres of land in the Kampala suburb of Nakawa.

“The ground rent of US One Hundred Dollars (US$100) per year shall be payable in full for the initial five (5) years upon the granting of the lease. Upon extension to the full term of ninety-nine (99) years, the ground rent herein reserved shall likewise be payable in advance for the entire term of the lease,” says the agreement, a copy of which The Observer has obtained.

This means that the Aga Khan Foundation will pay a total of $10,400 (about Shs 34.3 million) to use the land for the first 104 years of its lease ($500 for the first five years and $9,900 for the next 99 years).

“The government undertakes to waive payment of any premium for the lease or in any respect for the land,” says the agreement, which adds that the Aga Khan will pay administrative charges for the preparation of the lease and a certificate of title, nominal stamp duty, title charge, registration fee and bank charges.

His Highness the Aga Khan and President Yoweri Museveni lay a brick at the Nakawa site to symbolise the foundation stone-laying for the Aga Khan University hospital

The minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Daudi Migereko, signed on behalf of Uganda while the chairman of the National Committee Uganda, Anil Samsi, signed on behalf of the Aga Khan Foundation. Witnesses included the acting solicitor general, Christopher Gashirabake, for Uganda and the Aga Khan Development Network’s diplomatic representative in Uganda, Mahmood Ahmed.

In a telephone interview with The Observer yesterday, Migereko confirmed the contents of the agreement, explaining further that ordinary Ugandans stand to benefit immensely from the deal.

“They [the Aga Khan Foundation] will be offering subsidised services, not commercial services. But the important thing is that we shall be having the badly-needed specialised treatment that we have been looking for in India, South Africa, Nairobi [Kenya] and so on,” he said.

The ministry of Health estimates that Uganda spends at least Shs 380 billion annually to send top government officials abroad for medical treatment, with the Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi recently becoming a sort of referral facility for many cases from Kampala.

Speaking at the land grant ceremony in Kampala, the chancellor of Aga Khan University, Prince Karim Aga Khan, said they are working on the concept of an integrated regional health system that will be supported by e-medicine and that e-medicine will be supported by international relationships.

“Essentially we are trying to build a network of tertiary care hospitals, teaching hospitals throughout eastern Africa. We are trying to add to that network of teaching hospitals, medical units which are partly educational system but which will become referral institutions to our major network institutions and our hope is that over the years we will have a system covering East Africa where an individual needing care will be able to enter the system at any point and receive the appropriate health care, whether it be in Uganda or in Kenya or in Tanzania or even further afield,” he said.

According to the Aga Khan, who is the head of the Ismailia Community, his health network will in the decades ahead concentrate on dealing with non-communicable diseases which confront modern society, such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, as well as mental and neurological illness and cancer.

Construction of the hospital is expected to start “not later than July 2017,” according to the agreement. The Aga Khan Foundation will use the prior period for “planning and design” of the hospital, expected to cost $100 million (about Shs 330 billion) and be operational in 2020.

The entire project will be undertaken in phases, says the agreement, with related facilities to be constructed later earmarked “for the provision of education, research and ancillary functions and operations” as may be determined by the Aga Khan Foundation.

Prince Karim said he believes that building a university research hospital of global quality will help arrest the massive brain drain affecting Uganda’s medical sector.

“Uganda has doctors and nurses who are successful in their professions but who are not in Uganda,” he said. “It is my hope that by building the Aga Khan University hospital here in Uganda, the wonderful doctors and nurses who are Ugandans, who are working outside Uganda, will come back and work here in an institution which not only will welcome them but give them the best professional conditions in which they can work.”

SPECIAL WAIVERS

According to the agreement, the government has pledged to exempt some agencies within the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) which are involved in the construction of the Nakawa project from paying taxes.

“The government acknowledges and confirms that the not-for-profit social development agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network are exempt from the payment of all taxes direct and indirect, fees, duties and imposts in accordance with the Accords and Protocols of the Cooperation for Development in Clause 2 hereof and the Statutory Instruments that have been issued by the government of Uganda published in the Official Gazette,” notes the agreement.

Additionally, in accordance with the standing rules on land allocation within the city, which require the government to offer an initial five years that can be extended upon fulfilment of initial development requirements, the five-year lease to the Aga Khan is supposed to automatically turn into a perpetually- renewable 99-year lease.

However, unlike other land deals, the government has given a special waiver to the Aga Khan Foundation if it fails within the first five year to meet the terms of the “development covenant” that the two parties agreed upon.

“In the event that the Development Covenant has not been fulfilled by the expiry of the initial five (5) year term, it shall be extended for such further period as may reasonably be necessary (having regard to the full context and international best practice),” says the agreement.

Ironically, the government used the five-year rule during negotiations with OpecPrime Properties, which it had initially given 160 acres of the Naguru-Nakawa land, to reclaim the 60 acres and give them to the Aga Khan Foundation.

On October 15, 2007, the government and OpecPrime Properties signed a public-private partnership (PPP), which authorised the company to construct 1,700 housing units on the Naguru-Nakawa land. However, eight years later, the project is yet to take shape despite the 2013 formal construction launch graced by President Museveni.

Speaking at the land grant ceremony for the Aga Khan hospital project’s initiation on December 17, the director of OpecPrime Properties, Prince Hassan Kimbugwe, said they had surrendered part of the land so the Aga Khan Foundation could construct one of the items on their original master plan.

“For us to develop the area, we had a master plan. We were thinking of either building a mega shopping mall, government offices or university. So, when the Aga Khan group approached us, we had no objection,” he said.

LOAN GUARANTEES

According to the agreement, all funding for the project will be sourced by the Aga Khan Foundation. However, the government has made a commitment to guarantee the Aga Khan Foundation’s application for funds from foreign sources, including loans.

“The Aga Khan Foundation confirms that it will be using its privately-arranged and/or procured finances and, therefore, the Aga Khan Foundation shall assume all the financial, technical and operational obligations and risks in the design, financing, building and operation of the project.”

However, the government, through the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, agrees that it will provide letters in support of the project and other education and research initiatives in Kampala to international funding agencies and institutions to facilitate grants, soft loans and concessional funding for the project,” says the agreement.

On the project land, a clause in the agreement says “a total of one hundred acres of land is estimated to be required” for the construction of the university teaching hospital and the other associated facilities. However, with the government having provided only 60 acres, questions abound about whether the Aga Khan will want another 40 acres for his project. Yesterday, Migereko told The Observer it will not be necessary.

“We could only raise 60 acres [so] they will go upstairs. There must be optimal utilisation of space and buildings can go up. We can go in for high density, high rise buildings even for a hospital so 60 acres for the time being can be adequate,” said the outgoing Butembe County MP.

FAST-TRACKED DEAL

Correspondences between Migereko and the Uganda Land Commission also indicate that the government fast-tracked the deal, which President Museveni told guests at the launch had stalled for at least two years.

On December 7, 2015, Migereko wrote to the Chairman of the Uganda Land Commission, Baguma Isoke, asking him to urgently convene his commissioners and formally change ownership of the 60 acres of prime land in Kampala.

Migereko’s two-page letter said the government had re-possessed about a third of the 160 acres of land that it had initially offered to Opec Prime Properties for development of an estate, and would now offer it to the Aga Khan Foundation for construction of a university teaching hospital.

Writing with just 10 days to the handover ceremony that Prince Karim Aga Khan was flying in for, Migereko urged Isoke to summon his nine-member commission to fast-track the process of granting leasehold to the new owners.

“This is therefore to draw your attention to the above developments and request that you urgently convene the Commission and consider this application without further delay,” Migereko wrote to Baguma.

“I highly trust that you understand and appreciate the importance and urgency this case presents,” he added.
Deal: The Aga Khan welcomes President Museveni to the Nakawa site of the Aga Khan University Hospital Kampala

Indeed, by the time the Aga Khan arrived, President Museveni was waiting with the lease and certificate of title in hand. During the land grant ceremony at Nakawa, the Aga Khan lavished praise on President Museveni as “a man of action — he likes results!”

“I want to thank the president for making this site available. Because when all is said and done, the institutions also depend on their location. And this location is one of the best locations we could have asked for in this wonderful city of Kampala,” said Prince Karim.

FATE OF TENANTS

In his letter to ULC, Migereko said the government reclaimed the land after engaging in negotiations with OpecPrime Properties to surrender the land on which Uganda Land Commission had granted them leasehold of 99 years.

“These negotiations were concluded and the owners’ copy was surrendered together with a duly executed Deed of Surrender in favour of Government,” Migereko wrote. “The Deed of Surrender was registered and the Certificate of Title formerly comprised in Leasehold Register Volume 4248 Folio 14 in the names of OpecPrime

Properties was cancelled and no longer exists.”

Asked about the terms of the negotiations with OpecPrime Properties, Migereko declined to comment, only saying, “They were asked to indicate what they had spent and we are waiting for them to indicate.”

He then referred The Observer to OpecPrime Properties, who were not available for comment by the time we went to press. Contents of the Uganda-Aga Khan deal also indicate that the government could have thrown the former Nakawa housing estate tenants under the bus, putting their opportunities of getting flats under the Opec deal in doubt.

In the agreement, the government says there is no dispute over the land but, in the same vein, promises to insulate the Aga Khan Foundation from any disputes over the land, should they eventually arise.

“The government confirms that the site is free from any aliens or encumbrances and that there are no rates, taxes, assessments, duties and charges unpaid or outstanding in respect of the previous owners/lessees of the land to date,” says the agreement.

“Should there be any outstanding matters, the Government shall promptly settle such matters and dues and shall indemnify and hold harmless the Aga Khan Foundation from any losses or damages incurred as a result of any claim and/or litigation relating to the land,” it adds.

However, Prince Kimbugwe told those in attendance at the land grant ceremony that they intend to meet their end of the bargain with the tenants. He said, “I would like to assure the former 2,000 tenants who we promised housing units that they are to get apartments at the Naguru Housing Estate.”

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This article is a product of The Watchdog, a centre for investigative journalism at The Observer.
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The Monitor - 22 July 2016

Uganda: Government Backs Aga Khan on Naguru Hospital Project

By Frederic Musisi

Kampala — The Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, has reassured the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) that government will support its construction of the ultra-modern university hospital in Naguru dedicated to offering specialised treatment.

Dr Rugunda, while speaking at a reception to commemorate the 59th anniversary of His Highness the Aga Khan's ascension to the office of the Imam on Wednesday, described the hospital as "significant contribution" to the development of Uganda.

Construction of the first phase of the hospital to cost Shs3 trillion ($100m) is expected to be completed by 2020 with a 150-bed tertiary wing but the plan is to have an overall 600 bed capacity. The hospital will provide advanced care with specialties in women and child health, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, regenerative medicine and neurology.

The hospital complex will sit on 60 acres of land in Nakawa reclaimed from 160 acre Nakawa-Naguru land which was in 2005 given to an investor, Opec Prime property, for redevelopment into a mega satellite city.

The hospital is one of the several investments by the AKDN.

"Over the years the AKDN has employed a uniquely diverse approach to its work here in Uganda. It consists of development agencies, each bringing a different kind of intervention; some focusing on economic, social and cultural development," Dr Rugunda added.

In attendance were select members of the Muslim Ismaili community, government officials and members of the Diplomatic Corp. The reception also bid farewell to the outgoing AKDN resident representative Mahmood Ahmed, who has served in Uganda since 2005 and officially welcomed the new designate representative Amin Mawji.

The head of the AKDN department of Diplomatic Affairs, Arif Lalani, said the Aga Khan is part of the fabric of Uganda with investments that cut across, geared towards improving life.

THE BACKGROUND

The Aga Khan launched construction of the multi-billion hospital complex in December last year. It will be part of an integrated healthcare system in the region and will underline the e-health system to enhance relationship with the other two Aga Khan hospitals in Nairobi and Karachi, Pakistan, both of which are certified and accredited by the US Joint Commission International as gold standard/ first class hospitals.
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Monday February 12 2018
Govt hails planned Aga Khan hospital project


In Summary

Development. Health minister says the hospital will help the country achieve Vision 2040.
The president of Aga Khan University, Uganda, Mr Firoz Rasul, challenged the graduands to use the attained skills and knowledge to provide contextual solutions to challenges that face the society. He said the country needs such highly trained specialists to provide solutions. “Uganda needs you to provide transformative leadership to guide her through providing solutions to her problems that enhance social and economic development of her people,” Mr Rasul said.

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By Misairi Thembo Kahungu

Kampala. The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Aceng, has described the upcoming establishment of an ultra-modern Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala as a “landmark” on Uganda’s healthcare system.
The construction process of the teaching hospital was initiated by His Highness, the Aga Khan, and President Museveni in December 2015 with an aim of offering specialised treatment to Ugandans and patients from neighbouring countries.

While presiding over the 2018 Aga Khan University graduation ceremony at Kampala Serena Hotel at the weekend, Dr Aceng said the services from the hospital will make a difference in people’s lives as the country is on course to achieve Vision 2040.

“Vision 2040 asks us to be ambitious not just for ourselves, but for our communities and our country. I know that His Highness, the Aga Khan, shares this vision, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for all that he and Aga Khan Development Network are doing in Uganda,” Dr Aceng said.

“The establishment of a new Aga Khan University Hospital here in Kampala will be a landmark in the history of healthcare in Uganda,” she added.

The minister urged students going through the university hospital to play a “critical role” in realising the vision of Uganda because the country needs their commitment to service and empower others through sharing knowledge.
Dr Aceng also asked the graduands to set high standards in service so that they are able to examine problems they will be addressing in their careers because they are intertwined with issues in other spheres.

“As a nurse or midwife, you will find that lack of education increases the risks faced by pregnant women and their babies. In such cases, you will have no alternative but to pursue interdisciplinary collaboration. If you remain confined to your area of expertise, your impact will be limited,” she said.
“Return to your jobs and make common cause with leaders in other fields and ask how to multiply your impact through collaboration,” she added.

A total of 103 students were awarded masters degrees, bachelor degrees and diplomas in education, Midwifery and general nursing.
Adding; “those of you who are nurses and midwives will be asked to ensure that more women give birth safely and that children grow up healthy. To all of you, go and respond to the growing burden of non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes,” He said.

He also highlighted the efforts that AKU has taken to improve the lives of Ugandans in partnership with the government hence pointing out the new Aga Khan University Hospital to be built in Kampala.
“An outstanding example of our efforts to complement government’s efforts in serving the public is the new Aga Khan University Hospital that will be built in Kampala. This is the largest project the University has ever undertaken in Uganda. The University Hospital will be a transformational force in Uganda’s healthcare,” Mr Rasul said amid applauses from the crowd.

Speaking on behalf of the graduands, Ms Irene Atim promised that she and her colleagues were set to become “transformative leaders and AKU ambassadors” as they execute their various mandates in the work places.
“We will never relent and we will persevere in every situation coming ahead because we have been given the best skills to transform lives in the disadvantaged communities of Uganda,” Ms Atim said.

Graduands tipped

The president of Aga Khan University, Uganda, Mr Firoz Rasul, challenged the graduands to use the attained skills and knowledge to provide contextual solutions to challenges that face the society. He said the country needs such highly trained specialists to provide solutions. “Uganda needs you to provide transformative leadership to guide her through providing solutions to her problems that enhance social and economic development of her people,” Mr Rasul said.
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Muyingo tips Aga Khan University graduates

Tuesday February 19, 2019


In Summary

The East Africa Aga Khan University communications manager, Ms Carol Gatura Oyola, said their plan is to construct 101 beds in the first phase which will eventually grow to 600 beds.



By PATIENCE AHIMBISIBWE

Kampala. The State minister for Higher Education, Dr John Chrysestom Muyingo, has asked Aga Khan University graduates to be creative and start businesses to supplement their income.

He applauded the university for its contribution in the delivery of quality education and encouraged the alumni to advance their studies, marry when young and use their skills to start businesses.

“Remember knowledge is power. Graduation is a moment to reflect on what you have achieved. Add value to what you have, marry early. Be business-minded. Gone are the days when doctors could depend on only a salary,” Dr Muyingo said.
He added: “Be creative. It doesn’t matter what you have studied. What matters is what you are going to do with this skill you have. There are failures in every profession.

“But there are also successful people in almost every profession. Don’t drink (alcohol). All you need is to be disciplined.”
Aga Khan University president, Mr Firoz Rasul, said they are in talks with the government to construct a new teaching hospital that will supplement the latter’s effort in the delivery of quality healthcare.

He was speaking at the institution’s 16th graduation. Ninety-four students were conferred masters and bachelor degrees and awarded diplomas in nursing and education.
The planned hospital, to be built in Kampala’s Eastern Nakawa outskirt, will have student housing and a lecture buildings. Besides training doctors, nurses, and midwives, the new institution will offer tailored skilling for journalists, communicators and teachers.

Project
“With the support of President Yoweri Museveni, the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, and other members of government, we are working hard on our largest project ever here; construction of a new Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala. …it will deliver international-quality care in fields ranging from obstetrics to oncology (cancer),” Mr Rasul told the congregation at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Embracing technology
Mr Simon Batte, speaking on behalf of the students, said they were ready to embrace technology and take up leadership positions to transform the healthcare system.
The East Africa Aga Khan University communications manager, Ms Carol Gatura Oyola, said their plan is to construct 101 beds in the first phase which will eventually grow to 600 beds.

BEST GRADUANDS
Cumulative grade. Ms Alexandria Nalwanga was recognised as the best Nursing student with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.93 while Ms Hellen Titin, a Bachelor of Science Midwifery student and Ms Hannat Bukirwa, Diploma in General Nursing programme each had a CGPA of 4.78.

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Museveni, Aga Khan due for groundbreaking ceremony of University Hospital

By Vision Reporter

Added 9th May 2019 05:49 PM

In December 2015, President Museveni and His Highness the Aga Khan laid a brick at the Nakawa site to symbolise the foundation stone-laying for the Aga Khan University Hospital.



President Museveni looks at an artist's impression of the hospital (Photo credit :PPU )

President Yoweri Museveni has said that he is ready for the ground breaking ceremony for the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala , Uganda.

The President was yesterday speaking at a meeting he held with the diplomatic representative of the Aga Khan Development Network and a senior executive team from the Aga Khan University Mr. Firoz Rasul at State House Entebbe.

In December 2015, President Museveni and His Highness the Aga Khan laid a brick at the Nakawa site to symbolise the foundation stone-laying for the Aga Khan University Hospital.

According Mr. Firoz Rasul, His Highness Aga Khan will be in Uganda in July to perform the ground-breaking ceremony with President Museveni to commerce construction works.

In the meeting, the President and his guest discussed the final designs and construction programme for the new world-class teaching hospital, with its associated education and housing facilities, planned for Kampala. Ministers from the relevant ministries were also present.

Mr. Rasul briefed the President about the progress of the University Hospital construction and showed him the plan and the module of the Hospital structure.

The Aga Khan University Hospital in Nakawa will be built on a plot donated by the government of Uganda and the project is expected to have a 600 bed facility with 100 beds in the first phase.



“This modern hospital, which has been designed by award-winning international architects, will provide health professionals with the highly functional spaces and state of the art equipment they need to deliver optimal care.

This project represents the shared vision and aspirations of His Excellency President Museveni and His Highness the Aga Khan for a world-class teaching hospital to serve the people of Uganda and the region,” he said.

He thanked the President for his support and told him that they are ready to start the construction works, adding that they will start with the construction of training facilities for doctors, and nurses among others.

“This is a very important initiative for us as it is for the Government of Uganda. Extensive work has gone into researching the disease burden and healthcare needs of the people of Uganda, the urban planning considerations for this thriving city of Kampala and the dire need for the development of healthcare professionals.

This deep analysis has helped us to shape our designs and plans, and we are now ready to move to the next phase of construction,” Mr. Firoz Rasul said
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Construction of Aga Khan Hospital starts in July

Thursday May 9 2019


In Summary

State House has clarified that actual construction of the Aga Khan Hospital will commence in July, but the date for ground breaking is yet to be scheduled.

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By OUR REPORTER

KAMPALA. President Museveni has said that he is ready for the ground breaking ceremony for the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.

The President confirmed this on Thursday while meeting with the diplomatic representative of the Aga Khan Development Network and a senior executive team from the Aga Khan University Mr Firoz Rasul at State House Entebbe.

In December 2015, President Museveni and His Highness the Aga Khan laid a brick at the Nakawa site to symbolise the foundation stone-laying for the Aga Khan University Hospital.

According Mr Rasul, His Highness Aga Khan will be in Uganda in July to perform the ground-breaking ceremony with President Museveni to commence construction works.

In the meeting, the President and his guest discussed the final designs and construction programme for the new world-class teaching hospital, with its associated education and housing facilities planned for Kampala. Ministers from the relevant ministries were also present.

Mr Rasul briefed the President about the construction progress of the University Hospital and showed him the plan and the module of the Hospital structure. The Aga Khan University Hospital in Nakawa will be built on a plot donated by the government of Uganda and the project is expected to have a 600 bed facility with 100 beds in the first phase.

“This modern hospital, which has been designed by award-winning international architects, will provide health professionals with the highly functional spaces and state of the art equipment they need to deliver optimal care. This project represents the shared vision and aspirations of His Excellency President Museveni and His Highness the Aga Khan for a world-class teaching hospital to serve the people of Uganda and the region,” he said.

He thanked the President for his support and told him that they are ready to start the construction works, adding that they will start with the construction of training facilities for Doctors, and nurses among others.



Artistic impression of Aga Khan University Hospital. Construnction is set to start in July this year.

“This is a very important initiative for us as it is for the Government of Uganda. Extensive work has gone into researching the disease burden and healthcare needs of the people of Uganda, the urban planning considerations for this thriving city of Kampala and the dire need for the development of healthcare professionals. This deep analysis has helped us to shape our designs and plans, and we are now ready to move to the next phase of construction,” Mr Rasul said.

State House has clarified that actual construction of the Aga Khan Hospital will commence in July, but the date for ground breaking is yet to be scheduled.

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Construction of Aga Khan University Hospital commences July


By Ronald Mugabe

Added 9th May 2019 03:56 PM

This comes as great news to Ugandans who have waited for the establishment of the ultra-modern hospital in Kampala as a landmark on Uganda’s healthcare system since 2015.

His Highness the Aga Khan and President Yoweri Museveni laying the foundation stone at the Nakawa site. Courtesy photo/ Aga Khan University Hospital

KAMPALA- The long-awaited construction of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Uganda is set to start in July, this year. This is according to Linda Nabusayi, the Press Secretary of President Yoweri Museveni.

Nabusayi earlier Thursday revealed, “President Museveni has been presented with an artistic impression of the new Aga Khan University Hospital. Together with His Highness Aga Khan, they will perform groundbreaking ceremonies for the new hospital this July.”

This comes as great news to Ugandans who have waited for the establishment of the ultra-modern hospital in Kampala as a landmark on Uganda’s healthcare system since 2015.

The construction process of the teaching hospital was initiated by His Highness, the Aga Khan, and President Museveni in December 2015 with the aim of offering specialized treatment to Ugandans and patients from neighbouring countries.

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

The decision came in response to a request President Museveni and the government granted land in Nakawa, Kampala on which the hospital will be built. This university hospital in 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.
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