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The Foundation

The JMK Foundation is a charity non profit company incorporated in March 2009. It was set up by all the children of the late Prof. Jovan Kiryabwire (who passed away in January 2004 and was first African Neurosurgeon in East and Central Africa) and our Mother Mary Kiryabwire (a retired nurse).

Its activities so far have been in the areas of highlighting the importance of developing local capacity in Uganda in the super specialization of Neurosurgery where there are five doctors for a population of 30 million Ugandans. So far the JMK Foundation has

1. April – July 2009: Mobilized funds and renovated the main neurosurgical ward (3A) at Mulago Hospital

2. July 2009: Instituted the Annual Jovan and Mary Kiryabwire Award for best intern student in neurosurgery.

Future activities involve the creation of the Kiryabwire Academy for the benefit of rural children in the districts of Budama and Pallisa in Uganda.