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MKU Foundation donates KSH 10 Million

Madam Jane Nyutu, Member MKU Board of Directors, yesterday presented a cheque of USD 100, 000 to Makerere University & MKU Joint research grant secretariat. The joint research secretariat will be led by Prof. Harriet Mayanja-Kizza (Makerere University) and Dr. Peter G. Kirira (MKU, Foundation).

Madam Jane Nyutu, Member MKU Board of Directors and Dr. Vincent Gaitho Vice Chairman, MKU Council admires the 10 Milion Cheque before making the donationMadam Jane Nyutu, Member MKU Board of Directors and Dr. Vincent Gaitho Vice Chairman, MKU Council admires the 10 Milion Cheque before making the donationThis was after MKU and Makerere University signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at creating synergetic partnerships towards improvement of higher education in the region through exchange programmes, joint teaching and research

Makerere University management which was represented by Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Vice- Chancellor Makerere University, appreciated the donation and expressed their commitment to working together with the institution to improve regional capacity in health research. Makerere University is among the best University in health research in Africa.

The $100,000 joint research grant with an overall theme of "Research for Better Health in the East African region", is intended to stimulate a South-South research partnership that will provide innovative homegrown solutions to debilitating healthcare challenges in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. This grant is intended to lead to practical innovative solutions to the health problems afflicting the East African regionwith a significant impact especially among low resource communities.

Health Sciences students to reap benefits

It is expected that the grant will highly benefit postgraduate students from Mount Kenya University and Makerere University who will jointly be supervised by faculty members from both institutions.

Mount Kenya University Foundation

The grant will be administered through Mount Kenya University Foundation which is the charitable arm of Mount Kenya University. Its programmes are geared towards harnessing public and private support that benefits the educational, research and community service mandates of the University. The foundation provides a structured avenue for alumni, friends, corporations, institutions and philanthropists to give gifts and donations.

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Mount Kenya University Foundation

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