[F]rom the initial phase of the project would come a major contribution to the medical services of East Africa, but it is from the improvement of the communities health, the training of nurses and doctors that my spiritual children will find their greatest reward.

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Many people asked why the Ismaili community should have committed themselves to such a large undertaking in the medical field when numerically, at least, it might be difficult for them to justify. The Aga Khan gave the answer when he opened the hospital. He said that:

[F]rom the initial phase of the project would come a major contribution to the medical services of East Africa, but it is from the improvement of the communities health, the training of nurses and doctors that my spiritual children will find their greatest reward.

Ismaili Mirror

The building must become a living monument to the ideal of racial partnership.

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