Partnership with Mama Lucy Hospital Opens up Industrial Learning Opportunities and Research

The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) has inked a partnership deal with Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital (MLKH) to enhance students’ practical skills in the field of healthcare as well as engage in joint research endeavours.

The MoU, signed by Prof. Paul Wambua, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and Enterprise (DVC-IAE) and Dorcas Wainaina, CHRP, OGW, focuses on Industrial-Based Learning (IBL) and clinical rotations for students from the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences.

The partnership marks a significant step towards bridging the gap between academic theory and practical application in the healthcare sector. It encompasses capacity building, research, and development initiatives aimed at advancing healthcare practices and addressing emerging challenges in the field.

Students studying Biomedical Sciences and Technology, Health Systems and Public Health, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, and Human Nutrition and Dietetics will have the opportunity to undergo hands-on training and experience real-world healthcare scenarios during their rotational attachment at the hospital.

The team from TU-K including Dr. Naomi Waiganjo, Director, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, and Dr. Janet Malla, Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics was received by Dr. Martin Wafula, CEO of Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, Yvonne Makhoha, Chairperson Finance Committee, Dr. Frida Wambui, Chair Quality of Health Committee, Madam Susan Kamau,Vice-Chairlady of the MLKH Board, Hon. Christopher Mtumishi, Member County Assembly (MCA) - Komarock Ward, and Chairman Public Private Partnerships Committee, Dr. Nehemiah Langat - the Medical Superintendent, Dr. Diana Nyabuti - Deputy Medical Superintendent and Hellen Mwangi - the Nursing Services Manager.

Ms. Dorcas Wainaina expressed her excitement, stating, "We are always ready to partner when it comes to providing students with exposure to our hospital operations.” She gave a brief history of the hospital, highlighting several major units held by the state-of-the-art facility, including Dental services, Paediatric, Orthopaedic, Maternity among others.  She assured the team from TU-K that the students would be well taken care of and equipped with the necessary skills. Ms. Wainaina underscored their commitment to conducting research with TU-K to foster mutually beneficial relationships.

Prof. Paul Wambua emphasized the importance of practical training in shaping well-rounded professionals. "This partnership aligns with our commitment to providing quality education that meets the demands of the industry,” he stated. Prof. Wambua noted that TU-K produces well-rounded graduates capable of handling challenges in industry. This has given the university a competitive edge in both self-employment and the job market.

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