KAMPALA – Prof Bwogi Kanyerezi, one of the brains behind the founding of Kampala Hospital, has died.
Kanyerezi, 87, passed on Monday morning, according to the Uganda Medical Association. The exact cause of death is not yet known.
The Uganda Medical Association described the deceased as a mentor.
Born 87 years ago, Kanyerezi is the second born in a family of 12.
He attended Mityana Primary School before moving to Mityana Secondary School for his Ordinary Level education.
He later moved to Kings College Budo for his high school certificate before joining Makerere University to study medicine.
After university, Kanyerezi immediately moved to the United Kingdom to do a Membership of Royal College of Physicians for three years.
In 1967, he came back to Uganda to lecture medicine at Makerere University but again moved to the US in 1969 to pursue a doctorate at Havard Medical School.
When he came back, he continued lecturing at Makerere University until 1980 when he went to Kenya for three years.
Between the same times he also stayed in Saudi Arabia for more than three years but came back to Uganda after seven years and established a private clinic.
Some of the specialties at Kampala Hospital are
Surgery for both general, neural
Obstetrics and gynecology.