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Uganda to partner with GE Healthcare 

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Added 16th May 2018 08:53 AM

In February 2018, President Museveni said EAC expect the health sector to contribute more significantly to the economy.

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In February 2018, President Museveni said EAC expect the health sector to contribute more significantly to the economy.

PIC: President Yoweri Museveni greets Jay Ireland, President & CEO GE Africa at State House Entebbe

Uganda will partner with General Electric Healthcare in modernization of Hospitals across the country through supply of robust medical equipment, long term training, servicing the machines over time and financing.
 
The news was communicated by President Yoweri Museveni on his official twitter handle. The President wrote: “On the issue of equipping hospitals with necessary equipment, the government is going to enter into a partnership with General Electric, an American company that we are dealing with in the oil sector.  It also manufactures medical equipment and will supply these at a lower cost”
 
General Electric (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. General Electric Company popularly known as G.E is one of the largest companies in the world based on it’s almost $150b yearly revenue and the oldest company in Dow Stocks Market.
 
Recently in the neighboring country Kenya, GE Healthcare was announced as key technology partner for wide-scale radiology infrastructure modernization program aimed at transforming 98 hospitals across Kenya’s 47 counties via comprehensive, wing-to-wing solution package.
 
The Managed Equipment service (MES) programme was part of the Kenyan Government’s Ksh38b (USD 420m) healthcare transformation programme - one of the largest of its kind in Africa – to deliver sustainable healthcare development, in line with its Vision 2030 Plan.
 
The Kenyan MES project demonstrated GE Healthcare’s ongoing commitment to serving as a strategic partner to the Government of Kenya and across Africa, supporting sustainable economic growth through infrastructure development, technology transfer, education and capacity building to support a better health system and patient outcomes
 
In February 2018, during the Joint EAC Heads of State Retreat on infrastructure and Health Financing and Development held at the Speke Munyoyo in Kampala, President Museveni said EAC expect the health sector to contribute more significantly to the economy through creation of news jobs, proliferation of innovations, expansion of manufacturing of medicines, health technologies and medical tourism
 
 

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