New Vision (Kampala)
July 29, 2004

Muhwezi Welcomes New Nurses School

Fortunate Ahimbisibwe

HEALTH minister Jim Muhwezi has hailed the Aga Khan Foundation for establishing development projects, especially empowering women by opening a nursing school in the country.

"We have a big need for nurses in Uganda in order to improve the health sector at the grassroots," the minister said.

He said the Government would support private heath projects to ensure better delivery of health services to the people.

Muhwezi was speaking at a dinner organised by the Foundation at the Grand Imperial Hotel.

He, however, appealed to the Foundation to increase the intake of the nurses. Currently, they are 500 at Agha Khan University, Old Kampala.

He appealed for an increase in the intake for comprehensive nursing in order to cope with the exodus to the develop nations.

Earlier, the Aga Khan University board of trustees discussed ways of improving the status of the university and increasing the intake.

The acting provost, David Taylor, said, "By 2008, we want this to be an international, comprehensive university."

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