Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Peter Waiswa from Makerere University School of Public Health. During the meeting I presented Uppsala University’s gift of SEK 50 000 to be used for equipment and training in a neonatal unit in Kampala, Uganda. The goal is to save lives and improve the health of both children and their mothers. This gift was given in the name of HM the Queen Silvia, on the occasion of the Queen’s 70th birthday on December 23, 2013.

It is important for us to create more and deeper partnerships with various partners on the African continent. I visited Makerere University last November together with, among others, Professor Stefan Swartling Peterson. He has worked at Makerere University himself, and has many ideas about what we can develop together.

 

From the right: Dr. Peter Waiswa, Professor Stefan Swartling Peterson and Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson.

From the right: Dr. Peter Waiswa, Professor Stefan Swartling Peterson and Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson.

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