“A healthy society is a meritocratic one, where ethics are honoured, and excellence is valued. And the great question now confronting us in Africa is how rapidly the institutions of a healthy society can be established and reinforced.”
– His Highness Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan, Chancellor Aga Khan University (AKU),
Kampala, Uganda February 26, 2015
KAMPALA. His Highness, Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, the Aga Khan yesterday outlined his 15-year investment plan for the East Africa region where $1.1 billion (about Shs 3.2 trillion) will be injected in education and health sectors.
A portion of the monies amounting to $110 (about Shs312 billion) will be specifically for projects in Uganda. The two new teaching hospitals will be built, staffed by exceptional physicians and nurses and equipped with the latest technology. The other new teaching hospital, in addition to the one in Nairobi, will be established in Arusha.
The Aga Khan University will also increase the number of medical centres already established, as well as add an executive, professional and continuing education school in Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Aga Khan hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Kisumu and Mombasa will also become teaching hospitals for medical students.
Via Daily Monitor