The new building for the medical faculty at l’Université Evangélique en Afrique (UEA) is now inaugurated. It is situated just next to Panzi Hospital and has a capacity of over 300 students.
The Minister of Higher Education in DRC, Mashako Mamba, said this is the second medical university of this standard in the country, and that it shows the significance of Cepac’s (Communauté des Eglises de Petnecôte en Afrique Centrale) role as an actor in the society. He also highlighted that it is time for Panzi Hospital to become a university hospital.
- When a country has a lot of darkness it is important to think about the future of our youth, this is a good thing and an investment for the young people in Congo, says Dr Denis Mukwege.
- This fall we will start a research program at the medical faculty together with sister universities such as Sahlgrenska (Sweden), Michigan, Toulouse and Milan. With immediate access to the hospital I think our both institutions will gain from this close collaboration, says Gustave Mushagalusa Nachibera, principal of UEA.
Representatives from Germany, who funded the building through EED, South Korea, USA and Sweden participated in the ceremony.