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Top German Medical varsity partners Thompson & Grace Medical City Project in Nigeria

Top German Medical varsity partners Thompson & Grace Medical City Project in Nigeria

One of the world’s leading medical faculties and university clinics, Hamburg-based “Universitätskrankenhaus Eppendorf” (UKE), will become the key partner for the planned Thompson & Grace Medical University and hospitals.

For a week, Thompson & Grace Group, proprietors of Thompson & Grace Medical City (TGMC) and Thompson & Grace Medical University (TGMU) Nigeria, will host a team of top medical experts from Germany.

The purpose of the visit is to get a perspective on how education, health and medicine can be transformed to benefit Nigeria and Africa.

The highpoint of the meeting was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Thompson & Grace Investments Limited (T&GIL) and the University Clinic of Hamburg (UKE), Germany on Thursday, August 3, 2017 in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

The agreement will set the frame for a close collaboration for planning, building and managing of the Thompson & Grace Medical University and the Thompson & Grace Hospital.

The delegation from Germany include Prof. Uwe Koch-Gromus, Dean of the Medical Faculty of the University of Hamburg; Prof. Ansgar Lohse, Vice-Dean and Director of the University Clinic of Hamburg (UKE); and Prof. Frank Riedel, one of Europe’s most acknowledged pediatricians and for more than two decades Medical Director of Hamburg’s University Clinic’s Children’s Hospital.

The three experts are joined by project consultants from Germany and the United States (U.S).

Dr. Isaac Thompson Amos led the Thompson & Grace Group’s team to sign the MOU.

The German Government represented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Collaboration supports the project through technical and organisational advice.

The delegation are to visit the several hospitals in Abuja, Uyo and other regions of Akwa Ibom to witness how healthcare is delivered and to understand issues affecting the advancement of healthcare in Nigeria.

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