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IAA partners with Makerere University ahead of the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018

  • In Sports
  • 6 Sep 2018 - 5:36pm
  • By Proscovia Nabatte
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L-R, Dr. Sarah Ssali, Mr. Aurthur Esimat and Ms. Peninnah Kabenge during a press conference at IAA Healthcare Offices.

IAA Healthcare has partnered with the Makerere University to provide world-class medical services during the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018. The package that includes a fully equipped Ambulance that will be working 24/7, a team of well-trained personnel and other medical support was announced by the IAA Healthcare Sales Manager Mr. Aurthur Esimat at the Press Conference that was held on 5th September 2018, at IAA Healthcare offices. 

“All the medical supplies required for the event will be at disposal of the organizing committee. In addition, we have earmarked IHK hospital as the referral hospital in case of any eventuality. We can only build on the priceless experience and ensure that the hundreds of guests that will participate in the World University Netball Championship leave with exceptional memories from our unparalleled service,” he said. 

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.

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.

Represented by the 1st Vice President of the Local Organizing Committee of the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship Dr. Sarah Ssali, the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe who is also the President of the Local Organizing Committee; thanked IAA Healthcare for coming on board to ensure better health conditions during the days of the competitions. 

"IAA has better services which meet both local, national and international levels. I am confident that they will provide the best medical services to our international guests during the competitions,” he stated.

Prof. Nawangwe applauded organizations, companies, institutions and individuals that have partnered with Makerere University and other organizing committees to ensure that the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018 is a success.  He called upon all Ugandans to participate in the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship 2018 and witness their team winning the Championship. 

“On behalf of Makerere University Hospital, I would like to assure the public that we are going to work with IAA Healthcare to ensure that the players and other participants receive the best healthcare services,” said Dr. Ebuk Ruth Acen, Head of Clinical Services at Makerere University Hospital. 

Dr. Sarah Ssali, Mr. Aurthur Esimat and Ms. Peninnah Kabenge,Dr. Ebuk Ruth Acen  with some of the IAA Healthcare staff memebers

Ms. Ritah Namisango- The Principal Public Relations Officer of Makerere University called upon staff, students, alumni, corporate bodies and well-wishers to popularize and support the Netball championship. 

“This is a national event. Makerere University is hosting the Netball Championship on behalf of Uganda.  We therefore call upon you to turn up in big numbers to cheer Team Uganda (The Mighty Cranes), which comprises 21 competent students from Makerere University and other universities in the country. I cannot hear all Ugandans cheering the Uganda Netball Team will with pleasure chorus the Netball Slogan: #Ettuuke, #Ettuuke, #Ettuuke, #Ettuuke,” she said.

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 Woodball Championship 2010, and the 19th World University Cross Country Championship 2014 among others.

The bidding was initiated by the Sports and Games Union during the Student committee to council meeting, during which the Union proposed that Makerere University hosts the 2018 World University Netball Championship. The proposal was fully embraced and received the blessing of the University Council.  The 3rd Edition of the World University Netball Championship was officially launched on Tuesday 1st August 2017 at Makerere University. 


Article by Mak Public Relations Office
 

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