By staff writer
Brian Kirumira alias Bryan White is no ordinary tycoon in Uganda, investing in people, especially in their health, is not something that typically requires justification. What has received considerable attention, however, is the question of whether investing in wealth generation leads to good health and nutrition outcomes, or whether investing in people’s health is a critical element in creating societal wealth.
This is a timely and relevant question for Uganda and Africa, many African countries are growing economically, in large part due to expansion in extractive industries and high global prices for raw materials, yet investment in health and nutrition has lagged behind.
This has resulted in stubbornly high levels of maternal mortality and malnutrition across the continent, and high fertility in many countries.
Under his Bryan White Foundation, he is aiming at working the issues of health without borders. This is proved by the help he extended to Mityana General Hospital and Mbarara Referral Hospital recently.
The foundation is not stopping at that, a mega hospital is under construction at Kajjansi and once complete, the 4 floor hospital will provide first class treatment to everybody. Health and nutrition (our agriculture support) investments have an impact on productivity and
The Bryan White Foundation health policy is surely not a small thing that can go unnoticed.