churchMasinde Muliro University of Science and Technology is committed to be a leader in provision of healthcare services to residents of Kakamega County and beyond.

Addressing participants during the MoU signing between MMUST and St. Elizabeth Hospital, Mukumu on Friday, 17th February, 2017, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. FAO Otieno underscored the importance of a health system that is beneficial to mankind. He added that the establishment of the School of Medicine at MMUST will mitigate the health problems that affect the community.

Prof. Otieno noted that the construction of the Anatomy Laboratory at the University whose ground breaking was presided over by Rt. Rev. J. Obanyi Sagwe, Bishop, Catholic Kakamega Diocese and Rt. Rev. Simon Oketch, Bishop, Anglican Church of Kenya, Maseno North Diocese in 2016 is near completion. He thanked the Bishop Rt. Rev. J. Obanyi Sagwe of Catholic Kakamega Diocese, for the partnership and support by the church. He also thanked the County Government, institutions and individuals for the support they have given the University towards the establishment of a School of Medicine in the Western Region of Kenya. 

The signing of the MoU between Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology and St. Elizabeth Mukumu Hospital is beneficial to students from both institutions as they will utilize the resources available in the institutions. 

The Kakamega County Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Peninah Mukabane, appreciated the efforts made by MMUST to partner with hospitals in Kakamega County and start a Medical School. She noted that MMUST has been given the green light to use all the Level 4 and Level 5 hospitals within the County. She said the County is optimistic that the establishment of the MMUST School of Medicine will greatly help in addressing the doctor shortage within the County. 

Prof. Charles Chunge, the Executive Dean, School of Medicine noted that MMUST is focusing on evolving healthcare needs. He also revealed that plans are underway for MMUST to collaborate with Guanzhoug University of Science and Technology, China. He noted that this collaboration will benefit the School of Medicine.

The Bishop Kakamega Diocese, Rt. Rev. J. Obanyi Sagwe reiterated that when a human being is healthy, God is glorified. He said the MoU will help to reduce the suffering of the people.

The MoU will see the two institutions share ideas in the Medicine field, undertake collaborative research activities and cooperate in teaching and learning, to enhance provision of efficient healthcare services in Kenya.

 

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