The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), an affiliated institution of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has officially inaugurated the Habib Medical School on 10 February 2015. The Habib Medical School was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Asuman Kiyingi, on behalf of the President of Uganda, and OIC Assistant Secretary General, Ambassador Muhammed Naeem Khan, on behalf of the Secretary General.
The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) has commissioned Habib Medical School to train doctors, a move aimed at building capacity for the health sector which is grappling with shortage of human resource, especially doctors. The inauguration of the Habib Medical School is a milestone in the advancement of IUIU towards the objective of becoming a center of excellence in learning catering to the modern educational needs of students in the region.
In line with the specific actions under the OIC Strategic Health Programme of Action, SESRIC has provided technical support for the opening of the Habib Medical School affiliated to the Islamic University in Uganda, in collaboration with Doctors Worldwide (DWW), a member of Ibn Sina Alliance of Health NGOs, alongside the University of Lahore and Turkish Cooperation and Collaboration Agency.