President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has met a group of surgeons from Mulago National Referral Hospital who performed the first Kidney transplant in Uganda at the facility last week.
The group was led by the Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng met Museveni at State House, Entebbe. Aceng informed Museveni about the historic first-ever organ transplant to the patient- Kiyemba Mark Maurice of Munyonyo, Kampala who received the Kidney that was donated by his brother Steven Mpagi.
The operation was performed by surgeons led by Professor Frank Asiimwe in collaboration with the visiting doctors from Yashoda Hospitals in India led by Dr. A. Sashi Kiran. Museveni congratulated Mulago surgeons as well as doctors from India for the successful operation.
He also pledged to support them to achieve their desired goals of self-sustainability in both human resources and the required equipment. Aceng thanked Museveni for his unwavering support to the Ministry of Health but requested additional assistance in the areas of training more kidney specialists and transplant surgeons as well as the provision of modern equipment.