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Leah Kamau (pictured at centre), the Head Nurse at Kampala Hospital, trained at AKU-SONAM in Uganda. …

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As a result of the West Nile Rural Electrification Company’s (WENRECo) investment in a hydropower station …

AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) student, Vero Otima, interacting with a child during a community …

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725 nurses have graduated from the Aga Khan University (AKU) in Uganda

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In East Africa, the Aga Khan University (AKU) health network includes the 280-bed AKU Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, and 46 medical and diagnostic centres in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

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School of Nursing and Midwifery


The Aga Khan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery in Kampala aims to strengthen health systems in Uganda by upgrading nursing skills, improving the quality of health care and developing new and more professional nursing courses.


The programme is tailored to ensure health services are responsive to population needs. It uses an innovative curricular approach that enables nurses to obtain professional qualifications while working. To date, more than 1,000 nurses have graduated from AKU in Uganda. The School offers a EN-to-RN Diploma Programme, Post-RN Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Post-RM Bachelor of Midwifery.


AKU-educated nurses act as change agents and leaders by providing outstanding care and by helping to improve the quality of care provided by other nurses. The University’s alumni in Uganda lead professional organisations and nursing schools, and serve as hospital head nurses.