Makerere partners with IAA healthcare ahead of 3rd World University Netball Championships

Dr. Sarah Ssali, Mr. Aurthur Esimat and Ms. Peninnah Kabenge during a press conference at IAA Healthcare Offices (photo by Javira Ssebwami)

MAKERERE – The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the third FISU World University Netball Championship slated for September 17 -21, has sealed an attractive partnership with IAA Health Care in Kampala.

The hospital has offered to provide all kinds of medication required by the participants as the world competitions take center stage at Makerere University.

“Our mission is to provide the best medical care and there is no better opportunity to do so than at the World Netball University Championships, said Arthur Esimat – IAA healthcare Sales Manager.

“Our fully equipped ambulance, well trained personnel, medical equipment together with our medical centers will be available in case further treatment of victims is called on for an arrangement estimated to cost not less than Shs30m.

Dr Sarah Ssali, the assistant president of LOC, lauded IAA for the support towards the games.

“The relationship between Makerere University and IAA has been built over the years considering that, they have worked with a number of other health service providers internationally and we believe they are the favourite medical service providers in this competition,” said Ssali.

She further called upon friends, alumni and well-wishers of Makerere University to emulate IAA in aiding the university achieve this dream.


Dr. Sarah Ssali, Mr. Aurthur Esimat and Ms. Peninnah Kabenge,Dr. Ebuk Ruth Acen and Ms. Ritah Namisango posing for a photo in one of the IHK intensive care ambulance. ( Photo By Javira Ssebwami)


UPDF construction Brigade and Imperial Royale Hotel have already shown concern for this cause with the former doing the construction work at the venue of the event while the later will accommodate the visitor.

Uganda is set to host the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018 from 17th -21st September 2018 at Makerere University.

According to the Head-Secretariat, Local Organizing Committee Ms. Penninah Kabenge, eight countries including; USA, Sri Lanka, Singapore, South Africa, Zimbawe, Namibia, Kenya, and the host (Uganda) have confirmed participation.

“We expect these teams together with other delegates to start arriving on 14th September 2018. We have organized a grand opening ceremony on 17th September 2018 in the Makerere University Freedom Square and we call upon all Ugandans to attend.  I would like to say that we are ready and eagerly waiting for the D-day to come,” said Peninnah Kabenge.

The 2nd FISU World University Netball Championship was held in Miami, Florida in 2016 at St. Thomas University. In 2017, the Association of Uganda University Sports (AUUS) in conjunction with Makerere University and the support of several stakeholders won the bid to host the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championships 2018.

Uganda was awarded the hosting rights for the event, beating Namibia, England and Jamaica. The award was based on the successful hosting of the 5th All Africa Games in 2008, the 2nd FISU World University Wood ball Championship 2010, and the 19th World University Cross Country Championship 2014 among others.



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