MENTOR OF THE WEEK – DR IAN CLERK

Posted: May 12, 2012 by Reach A Hand, Uganda in Uncategorized

Dr Ian Clerk gave a key note address during the “Get ur mix out” campaign at East High School on young people and building their self esteem in relation to hygiene and sanitation.

Dr. Ian Clarke was born in South Armagh, Northern Ireland in 1952.He trained as a General Medical Practitioner. Dr. Ian Clarke holds the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), and the degree of Master of Science (MSc). He also holds the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H).

He moved to Uganda in the late 1980s to set up a rural community hospital, north of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. After starting that rural hospital, now known as Kiwoko Hospital, Dr. Clarke decided to start a private hospital called, International Hospital Kampala (IHK), opened in 1996 In 2008, Dr. Ian Clarke started International Health Sciences University (IHSU).

Dr. Clarke also writes a weekly column in The New Vision, Uganda’s biggest daily, and has further projects in Juba, South Sudan and in Zanzibar, Tanzania where he owns a family built and run boutique hotel. He is a dual citizen of both The United Kingdom and Uganda.

Dr. Ian Clarke is Group Managing Director of International Medical Group (IMG), the leading provider of private medical services in Uganda. The companies that comprise IMG include: International Hospital Kampala (IHK), International Air Ambulance (IAA), International Health Sciences University (IHSU), International Medical Foundation (IMF), International Medical Group (IMG)

In November 2010, Dr. Ian Clarke entered Uganda politics by securing nomination, as an Independent, to contest for the Chairmanship of Makindye Division, one of the five (5) divisions of the city of Kampala. His three pillars in the election are: “good roads, good health and economic development”

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