AKU’s growing presence expands the horizons of healthcare in East Africa | TheIsmaili

Mawlana Hazar Imam, President Kibaki and other dignitaries appraise newly installed state-of-the-art cancer equipment at the opening of the AKUH Heart and Cancer Centre in July 2011. (mage: AKDN / Aziz Islamshah)
Mawlana Hazar Imam, President Kibaki and other dignitaries appraise newly installed state-of-the-art cancer equipment at the opening of the AKUH Heart and Cancer Centre in July 2011. (Image: AKDN / Aziz Islamshah)

TheIsmaili.org, 27 February 2015 – Addressing the AKU 2015 Convocation in Kampala on Thursday, Mawlana Hazar Imam described the university’s plans for Uganda. Here, “we will focus on achieving international levels of healthcare,” said Hazar Imam, “especially for non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.” He announced plans to establish a new Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala, together with medical centres elsewhere. The Imam said that the goal “is that no Ugandan should have to leave the country to seek quality medical care.”

Our commitment to this country in the years ahead is to educate an ever-growing number of medical specialists, nurses and other specialists,” he continued, “who can perform, consistently and impressively, at an international standard.

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