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Ugandan medics to hone skills in UK

By Vision Reporter

Added 24th April 2017 01:22 PM

This is according to the health minister, Dr Ruth Aceng.

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This is according to the health minister, Dr Ruth Aceng.

Health minister Dr. Ruth Aceng and participants at the second East African UK Health Summit.


Uganda is set to sponsor health professionals to specialise in different health areas on a two-year postgraduate diploma in UK starting 2017.


The move is geared towards equipping with Ugandan health workers with practical skills acquired from a developed country to enable them perform their duties better.

This is according to the health minister Dr Ruth Aceng who was a chief guest at the second East African UK Health Summit organised by Ugandans in Diaspora led by Moses Mulimira.

The summit was held at Tavistock University and attracted over two 200 participants from East Africa.

A number of health related issues were discussed and recommendations made on how to improve provision of health services and welfare of Ugandan medical workers.

Addressing participants, the interim chairman NRM Diaspora, Patrick Asiimwe, hailed the association for addressing issues that affect Ugandans. They association has conducted road safety awareness, extended food aid to Insingiro residents who were affected by drought and support to orphans.

Outgoing Uganda High Commissioner to UK Prof. Joyce Kakuramatsi hailed the group for interest in Uganda’s health sector.
The summit was funded by Lord Nik Kotecha of Morningside pharmaceuticals. He was born in Uganda.

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