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The East African Community (EAC) is an Inter-Governmental Organization composed of six Partner States namely Republic of Burundi, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of South Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, and Republic of Uganda. The Partner States, guided by Article 118 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the EAC, agreed to cooperate on matters of health. This regional cooperation framework is of great importance at this material point in time when the region is experiencing an increasing burden of disease requiring specialized amidst resources constraints. In an effort to collectively address the attendant challenges, the EAC successfully operationalized the following five (5) EAC Regional Centres of Excellence for Skills and Tertiary Education in Higher Medical and Health Sciences Education, Health Services and Research:

  1. East African Center of Excellence for Nephrology and Urology – Republic of Kenya
  2. East African Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Health Sciences – United Republic of Tanzania
  3. East African Center of Excellence for Oncology – Republic of Uganda
  4. East African Center of Excellence in Biomedical Engineering, eHealth and health rehabilitation – Republic of Rwanda
  5. East African Center of Excellence for vaccines, Immunization and Health Supply Chain Management – Republic of Rwanda
  6. East African Center of Excellence for Nutritional Sciences – Republic of Burundi

 

EAC Regional Center of Excellence for Nutrition sciences
Source of Funding African Development Bank
Type of funding Loan and counterpart financing
Executing Agency
Implementing agency University of Burundi, Kamenge Central Hospital
Total value of the project (6 million UA)
Date of signing of the contract July 17, 2019

 

 

East African Kidney Institute (EAKI)/East African Center of Excellence for Urology and Nephrology
Source of Funding African Development Bank & Government of Kenya
Type of funding Loan and counterpart financing
Executing Agency Ministry of Health
Implementing agency

 

Kenyatta National Hospital and University of Nairobi
Total value of the project USD 42.55 Million
Date of signing of the contract 17 December 2014

 

 

East African Heart Institute (EAHI)/East African Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Sciences
Source of Funding African Development Bank & Government of The United Republic of Tanzania
Type of funding Loan and counterpart financing
Executing Agency Ministry of Education
Implementing agency Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Total value of the project USD 10.2 Million
Date of signing of the contract 12nd December, 2014

 

East African Centre of Excellence in Biomedical Engineering, eHealth and Health Rehabilitation Sciences
Source of Funding African Development Bank & Government of Rwanda
Type of funding Loan and counterpart financing
Executing Agency Ministry of Education
Implementing agency University of Rwanda
Total value of the project USD 19 Million
Date of signing of the contract 25th May 2015

 

EAC Regional Center of Excellence for Vaccines, Immunization and Health Supply Chain Management
Source of Funding German Development Bank & Government of Rwanda
Type of funding Grant
Executing Agency University of Rwanda
Implementing agency University of Rwanda
Total value of the project 10 million euros
Date of signing of the contract November 2015

 

 

East African Oncology Institute (EAOI)/East African Center of Excellence for Oncology
Source of Funding African Development Bank & Government of Uganda
Type of funding Loan and counterpart financing
Executing Agency Ministry of Health
Implementing agency Uganda Cancer Institute
Total value of the project USD 38.28 Million
Date of signing of the contract 06 October 2015

 

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