Kampala, 04 March, 2020 / 11:02 pm (ACI Africa).
Irene Kyamummi, a Ugandan doctor who has had a career stint in neighboring Kenya is the winner of “the XI Harambee Prize 2020” for her selflessness in promoting health standards among vulnerable groups in the two East African countries, an official of Harambee Africa International, the Rome-based association that is giving the prize, told ACI Africa Wednesday, March 3.
“The Harambee 2020 Award Ceremony for the Promotion and Equality of African Women,” the Vice President of Harambee Africa International, Manuel Sanchez said in a statement to ACI Africa, “will be given to the doctor Irene Kyamummi, promoter of the Child Health Project (CHP) in support of the most vulnerable children in Kampala (Uganda).”
The Award Ceremony is expected to take place Thursday, March 5 in Spain’s central capital, Madrid.
According to Sanchez, the 37-year-old Ugandan studied medicine at the University of Makerere and proceeded to work on projects in favour of low-income families, first in Kenya and then in Uganda.
“Dr. Kyamummi has collaborated on initiatives aimed at children, such as the TB-Child Project, to treat children with tuberculosis, and CHP for which she moved to Kenya,” the Rome-based institution noted in the statement, adding, “In Kenya, their work has benefited more than 5,000 children in the Limuru area and hopes to double that effort in Uganda, with a high infant mortality rate.”