The Republic of Korea In Uganda Donates COVID-19 Protective Assortments to The Cooperative Medical Center

Ms.Jungok Shin 2nd Secretary (from left) receives Pearl of Africa Art piece from UCA General Secretary- Ivan Asiimwe (2nd left) through the State Minister for Cooperatives Hon. Fredrick Gume ( 2nd right) and Chaiman of the Health Cooperative (right)

Ms.Jungok Shin 2nd Secretary (from left) receives Pearl of Africa Art piece from UCA General Secretary- Ivan Asiimwe (2nd left)  through the State Minister for Cooperatives Hon. Fredrick  Gume ( 2nd right) and Chairman of the Health Cooperative (right)

On 28th October 2020, the Republic of Korea in Uganda donated COVID-19 protective assortments to the Cooperative Medical Center and to 9 other medical centers owned by the Health Cooperative. The Kampala Medical and Allied health workers Cooperative society was established July 2019 with support from Uganda Cooperative Alliance.

UCA supported the Health Cooperative to setup an office at UCA headquarters in Kampala. The Health cooperative is comprised of doctors and health works from within the central region with a vision to spread across the country.

General Secretary- CPA-Ivan Asiimwe (Center in blue) with the Doctors at the Health cooperative Centre

General Secretary- CPA-Ivan Asiimwe (Center in blue) with the Doctors at the Health cooperative Center

UCA – General Secretary – CPA Ivan Asiimwe thanked the Korean government through the embassy for the great support to the cooperative movement in Uganda he also hailed  the International Cooperative Agricultural Organization and the National Agricultural Federation of Korea  for supporting  UCA team to attend ICA- global a meeting in Brazil in 2018 where the team got knowledge of forming a health cooperative. It is through that exposure that UCA was able to replicate the Health Cooperative Model in Uganda.

During the ceremony, the state Minister for Cooperatives Hon. Fredrick Gume appreciated the role of UCA in supporting the Doctors and health workers in starting up a health cooperative in Uganda. He highlighted how cooperatives are vital bring about economic development. He was proud at the increased number of cooperatives from 18,000 cooperative societies to 21,000 registered cooperatives in Uganda.

Ms.  Jungok Shin , the Second Secretary from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, recognized the role of UCA in supporting the establishment of the Cooperative Medical Center. She thanked the Health Cooperative for providing free medical assistance to communities ever since the outbreak of COVID-19. The embassy donated Jerrycans of sanitizers, gloves, Masks, Juice and hand washing equipment’s to the Medical Center.

(2nd left)Dr. Dan Kagaha -chairman – Health Coop- receives donation from the Embassy through Ms. Jungok Shin- (2nd right) at UCA conference Hall.

(2nd left)Dr. Dan Kagaha -chairman – Health Coop- receives donation from the Embassy through Ms. Jungok Shin- (2nd right) at UCA conference Hall.

 (2nd left)Dr. Dan Kagaha -chairman – Health Coop- receives donation from the Embassy through Ms. Jungok Shin- (2nd right) at UCA conference Hall.

A representative from Delmar enterprises Ltd a pharmaceutical company donates cartons of medicines

A representative from Delmar enterprises Ltd a pharmaceutical company donates cartons of medicines

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