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Ugandan Doctor Receives Prestigious US Award

Dr. John Omagino, the Executive Director UHI, says the award is going to open other chances for training of doctors in advanced cardiology medicine and research.
07 Apr 2019 10:58
L-R; The chairman of the UHI Board Dr. James Magara, the Awardee Dr. Emmy Okello and the Executive Director of UHI Dr. John Omagino

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A Ugandan doctor has been recognized and awarded by the American College for Cardiologists for his role in treatment of heart diseases.

The award is the highest accolade in the field of cardiology. It recognizes the contribution made by doctors in the field of cardiovascular science globally. It is awarded to doctors who offer services believed to be of the highest standard.

Dr. Emmy Okello is an Interventional Cardiologist at the Uganda Heart Institute-UHI and was awarded for his work in the field of Rheumatic Heart Disease-RHD. He started a RHD registry to document cases and carried out research to determine the burden of the RHD in Uganda.

According to the UHI, RHD is the commonest heart condition among young adults.

Dr. John Omagino, the Executive Director UHI, says the award is going to open other chances for training of doctors in advanced cardiology medicine and research.

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UHI annually on average applies for two research grants each on average worth 592 million shillings. With the award, the institute will be able to apply for more research grants.

In addition, the award will give UHI, recognition as a facility, where the world recognized heart treatments can take place. The award will also enable doctors from the institute to publish their work and research findings in the American Journal of Cardiology.

Dr. James Magara, the Chairman Board of Directors, UHI says the award will help increase the confidence that Ugandans have in the ability of health professionals in the country.

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