Uganda/May 21, 2019/ Frank Ikpefan, Abuja /No Comment/147 views /Uganda Health Minister, Dr Ruth Aceng Receives ‘Heroine for Health’ Global Awardshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Shares The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has been awarded and recognized as a Heroine for Health by Women in Global Health during the sideline meetings of the World Health Assembly currently taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. Aceng was awarded for her outstanding contribution as Minister of Health in advancing the health of communities in Uganda. While receiving the award, the Minister said “I would love to see a transformed health system where everybody gets quality health care and where we also have comprehensive health coverage for everyone”. “It is painful to see women, children, and adolescents dying needlessly from preventable causes and I am extremely glad that my government, is set to address this issue evidenced by the progress we have made in infrastructure, human resources, equipment and medicines,” she said. Women in Global Health (WGH) is an organization, built on a global movement that brings together all genders and backgrounds to achieve gender equality in global health leadership. WGH creates a platform for discussions and collaborative space for leadership, facilitates specific education and training, garners support and commitment from the global community. Ministry of Health congratulated the Minister on the award and for her unrelenting leadership in continuously championing comprehensive health care in Uganda. Dr Jane Ruth Aceng was appointed Minister of Health in June 2016 prior to which she served as the Director of Medical Services in the Ministry of Health. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, a Master of Medicine in Pediatrics, and a Master of Public Health, all from the Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Dr Aceng also holds a diploma in Public Administration and Management from the Uganda Management Institute. Post Views: 136 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Shares Leave A Comment Below Related ALSO READ UTB Chief Executive Tips Women on Investment in Tourism SectorTags:Uganda share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleIPOD Summit: Govt to Increase Funding for Political Parties to Shs 35Bnnext articleCabinet Approves Phased Creation of 9 New Cities Beginning 2020Related PostsUganda/June 16, 2019 /No Comment SAD: Tamale Mirundi’s Daughter Dies While Giving BirthUganda/June 15, 2019 /No Comment Police, CMI Arrest “Notorious Criminals” Behind Recent Robberies and MurdersWHO, Irish Embassy Donate Vehicles to Uganda to Support Fight Against Ebola‘Our Father was Born in Bundibugyo’ Kibanzanga Justifies Move to Bury Mother Away from KaseseGender Ministry Drafts Law to Enhance Protection of Older Persons‘We Shouldn’t Be Dragged into Logistical Mistakes’ – URA Gives Account of BOU Consignment ClearanceUPDF Bids Farewell to Egypt’s Defence Attaché to UgandaNo Money was Illegally Ferried into Uganda, Says GovtMuseveni Supports Late Nsibambi’s Choice of Heiress as LegitimateNakalema Confirms Investigating BOU Officials at Mutebile’s Request Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.