By Goodluck Musinguzi

“When I think about everyday heroes, I think about our health workers. Health workers deserve the best. Every health worker deserves a home of their own. We at Stanbic Bank will walk with them in this journey and support their dreams.” – Anne Juuko, Stanbic Bank Uganda Chief Executive.

Ministry of Health has come out to name Ms. Anne Juuko, to be the topmost Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director in Uganda’s Private Sector standing with the healthcare system at the time they needed a helping hand most, consistent, and developed a vision, plan to empower health workers in Uganda. Stanbic Bank Uganda was named the topmost company.

On behalf of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Diana Atwine, Permanent Secretary named Ms. Anne Juuko in an emotional moment at their headquarters in Wandegeya a suburb in Kampala City.

An emotional moment is a collection of avid thoughts and moving experiences that culminate in an instant. When we are surrounded by kindness, empathy, and unconditional service to others, that insight can be overwhelming. Did the PS drop a tear, yes she did when she remembered the most paid CEO spending a day visiting children’s wards and decided to mentor the hospital that produces most children in Uganda and sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Diana said Am proud to announce Anne Juuko and Stanbic Bank Uganda for standing with us even in the most difficult situations when our workers needed a push than ridicule.

“It is not because you are a mother but you have a good heart that has been seen through healthcare accessibility, culture of sharing, and new partnerships with our health workers countrywide”, an emotional Dr. Diana Atwine said

And to the MD – Stanbic Bank, Ms. Anne Juuko, thanks for your love & commitment to the health sector; the support to Kawempe Hospital to improve maternal and child health services, support towards COVID response, and now this. May God continue prospering, protecting & blessing you.

Anne Juuko was selected for mentoring the top administrators, mobilizing Mama Kits and foodstuffs that were given to all workers at Kawempe National Referral Hospital.

The donations were given to Kawempe Referral Hospital because they have been grappling with high patient numbers and mortality deaths. Kawempe receives over 4000 pregnant women a month from all parts of the country and delivers an average of 100 babies daily.

“I thank Stanbic Bank for the kind contribution. We are sure that this contribution will provide clean and safe delivery to our mothers at Kawempe Referral Hospital especially at this critical time when the country is battling the pandemic” – Dr. Diana Atwine said

Dr. Diana Atwine, Permanent Secretary designated every Monday of the week to work from Kawempe National Referral Hospital as a way of mentoring its leaders after complaints became many.

She appealed to different Chief Executive Officers to come out and support the hospital which was overwhelmed by mothers who want the services. Anne Juuko has put Uganda’s healthcare on her agenda.

We share posts from various people who talked about Kawempe Women’s Hospital then before it was upgraded to a National Hospital.

Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero, Minister of Health on 17th August 2019 said
“Together with my team from the Ministry of Health, I visited Kawempe National Referral Hospital to assess challenges hampering quality service delivery to mothers & their babies. A task force was set up with clear terms of reference to replan smooth delivery of services to avoid congestion”.
Hon. Elizabeth Karungi, the former Woman MP Kanungu on 15th December 2016, posted, I visited the Kawempe hospital on Saturday and it’s in a very ‘sorry state’.
A lot has since changed at Kawempe National Referral Hospital with the efforts of Stanbic Bank Uganda and its staff.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the Xmas gifts we have received this morning for our health workers. We appreciate you for the collaborative partnership with KawempeNational  ReferralHospital and for focusing on staff motivation.
Grace Rubaale Amooti on 20th December 2020 posted “We the staff at Kawempe National Referral Hospital are humbled by the great surprise of Christmas Package by Stanbic and other partners . Thank you friends and May the Almighty God bless you with financial breakthrough Happy New year.
The Ministry of Health received mama kits worth UGX 24M to be distributed at Kawempe National Referral Hospital from Stanbic  Bank Uganda

The kits will aid clean and safe delivery for mothers at the hospital especially at a time when the country is battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 100 babies are born every day at Kawempe National Referral Hospital. Many of these mothers do not have the basic needs to start the journey of motherhood. Let us join hands and DONATE toward a Mama Kit and save a child’s future. Together we can.
The Head of CSI at Stanbic Bank has spoken about the Maternal Health Drive that we are part of at the Women’s Breakfast meeting. “We are running a campaign with other partners to raise finances to buy mama kits for mothers delivering at Kawempe Referral Hospital.”


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