Makerere University College of Health Sciences and Mulago Teaching and National Referral Hospital held a joint End-of-Year Party for the first time ever. The Party held close to the two institutions, attracted over 1500 members of staff and was presided over by the Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye.
In his speech, Dr. Tumwesigye noted that this was indeed a historically significant event whose impact goes beyond just partying, to strengthening relations between the two institutions.
He implored the two institutions, especially the leadership to continue working towards innovating for the best health service delivery in the region. He said it is not by accident that the two institutions share a campus.
The Makerere University Ag. Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe was happy to note that the joint party may be the catalyst to improved relations between Makerere University College of Health Sciences and Mulago Hospital. He counselled that in their pursuit for improved infrastructure and working conditions, the two should work together to mobilise resources and support each other.
The Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Associate Professor Charles Ibingira pledged to work harder towards bringing the two institutions back closer.
Dr. Byarugaba Baterana, the Mulago Hospital, Executive Director noted that the College of Health Sciences and Mulago Teaching and National Referral Hospital are one and the same. He said that joint parties and other events and activities including research, should be the new mode of doing business by the two most prominent institutions on Mulago hill.
The best performing people from both institutions were presented with certificates and other awards.
Before joining the party, Minister Tumwesigye first toured the construction site for the Women├ö├ç├ûs hospital, currently going on, on Mulago hill.