The long-awaited construction of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Uganda is set to start in July, this year.
Information obtained from state house confirmed by 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.”
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.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 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.