The University has partnered with the Nairobi County Government to use Mama Lucy Kibaki County Hospital for teaching, research and training of students in clinical and public health practice.
The Memorandum of Understanding signed, November 2, will allow JKUAT to attach her College of Health Sciences (CoHES) students at Mama Lucy Kibaki County Hospital in diverse clinical exposure and build students’ experiences in the field of health sciences.
Speaking during the signing ceremony at the County offices, County Executive Member of Health Services, Dr. Bernard Muia said he was convinced the collaboration will help improve services at the hospital and have a significant and lasting impact on the lives of the people of Nairobi County.
“It is my hope that this partnership will play a critical role in enhancing the services rendered at Mama Lucy Kibaki County Hospital, as well as aid Nairobi County become a leader in the health sector nationally,” said Dr. Muia
The CEC said he was confident that the two institutions will deliver on the scope of the MoU and expected the students attached at the hospital would carry out their responsibility with dedication, passion and integrity.
On her part, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga, thanked the County Government for her commitment in the collaboration. She assured the CEC that JKUAT students were governed by ethical standards and that they would carry out their responsibility with integrity, accountability and highest standards of professionalism.
The collaboration, she pointed out, will not only be instrumental for the students but also for the teaching staff who are required to undertake a three month practical attachment as required by a recent directive by the Government.
Prof. Imbuga encouraged both parties to jointly venture into documented medicine research that could help improve the health sector not only in the County but also in the country.
Those present during the occasion were Chief Health Officer, Nairobi County Dr. Robert Ayisi, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Production and Extension), Prof. Esther Kahangi; Principal CoHES, Prof. Harun Mengech; Dean, School of Medicine, Reuben Thuo; Dean, School of Pharmacy, Dr. Jocelyn Kamau; Dean, School of Nursing, Dr. Peter Mwaniki and Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Dr. Michael Ngonyo.