Museveni Pledges Shs900m For New Biomedical Centre


order geneva; font-size: small;”>When operational, cialis 40mg the Centre will help accident, war, and other disease victims in restoring their lost body parts such as limbs, hands among others.

The President disclosed this projected proposal on Thursday evening during a meeting with visiting Dr. Yvonne B. Freeman, the Executive Director of Alliance for Global Education and Leadership together with Mr. John C. Cheeseborough from Weill Cornell Medical College from America at State House, Entebbe.

The President and his guests concurred that there was need to attract more private scientists to work in Uganda to undertake research on native drugs from local herbs.

Mr. Museveni stressed that he welcomes co-investors with African American scientists to produce goods and medicines in order to increase Uganda’s economic development tempo.

He observed that the establishment of the biomedical project in Uganda is much needed because such project will also serve people of South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other regional countries to restore their lost body parts that may have been affected in accidents and conflicts.

The President, therefore, asked Dr. Yvonne Freeman and his colleague Mr. John Cheeseborough to get donor funding to kick start the project which the Government of Uganda, he said, will undertake to sustain when it is operationalized. Dr. Cheeseborough said that the Centre for Trauma and Disease will restore the dignity of individuals who faced problems on their bodies.

She assured him that some of the universities in the United States of America will co-fund the project.

The Vice-Chancellor of Gulu University, Prof. Peni-Mogi Nyeko, who led the team, said the Biomedical Institution which will be established in Gulu, will go a long way in helping the war victims in Northern Region who suffered body cuts and injuries at the hands of rebels.

He said the facility will offer treatment and also enable the country to reduce significantly the importation of body parts expensively from outside the country.

He also asked the government to fund some of the development programs of Gulu University like using mango seeds to treat obesity and the processing of cassava into powder for porridge among many other researched projects.

Deputy Parliamentary Speaker, Rt. Jacob Oulanya attended the meeting.


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