UNFPA and partners support the refurbishment of the Kawempe Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

25 Aug 2020

Minister Jane Ruth Aceng and officials from MTN, Kawempe Hospital, UNFPA at the official opening of the newly refurbished NICU at Kawempe Hospital on Thursday 19th August, 2020.

Kampala, Uganda, 19 August 2020 - The Ministry of Health has officially opened the newly refurbished and equipped Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Kawempe National Referral Hospital in Kampala.

The NICU was fully refurbished and equipped with support from the MTN Uganda Foundation and the official partners of the MTN Kampala Marathon, with technical support from UNFPA.

MTN Uganda, working through UNFPA invested UGX 363,915,250 (approx. USD 99,000) into the Kawempe National Referral Hospital NICU. These funds are the proceeds of the MTN Kampala Marathon that is run with support from partners including Rwenzori, Huawei, New Vision and Stanbic Bank.

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