The Aga Khan University (AKU) is committed to provision of quality healthcare and education in the countries where it has presence.
As part of this commitment, the university has announced plans to construct a 600-bed world-class teaching hospital in Uganda. The state-of-the-art facility will consist of a medical education block and housing facilities, and will provide advanced forms of specialist treatment and care.
It opens an unrivalled opportunity for Ugandans to access to world-class medical and nursing services when they need it and where they need it, reducing the need for people having to travel abroad to seek treatment. The result of this is an economic and social benefit for patients in Uganda and across the region.
The teaching hospital will train doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals who have the competence and the confidence to provide excellent care and to lead and transform healthcare institutions and systems to make them work more effectively. Access to the University Hospital for patients who cannot afford medical fees will be provided through AKU’s Patient Welfare Programme, (PWP).
The Hospital will seek to become the first in Uganda accredited by the U.S-based Joint Commission International.
It will be located at the junction of Jinja Road and New Port Bell Road in the heart of Kampala, a central location offering easy access for patients and employees.