KIU, Main Campus – On Monday 17th January 2022 the Management of KIU led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo, and the DVC Research, Innovation, Consultancy and Extension (RICE), Assoc. Prof. Chukwuemeka Diji received delegates from the University of Basoso Garowe (UoBG), Somalia.
In his opening remarks, the VC Prof. Mpezamihigo welcomed the team to KIU. He noted that the UoBG sent a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for consideration by KIU. “The MoU will embrace joint staff and student research”
The Principal Consultant of UoBG Mr. Tumwebaze Alican Auf, gave a brief introduction of their university and stated that the purpose of the meeting was to seek areas of partnership between KIU and UoBG ranging from Postgraduate training, internship, research collaboration, and staff exchange.
“We request KIU to host Postgraduate training in health sciences, which can be blended. The students can come to KIU while KIU staff can come to mentor the staff and students. Learning in a diverse learning environment will help our students,” he said.
The DVC-RICE, Assoc. Prof. Diji assured them that KIU is ready to assist their staff in the area of research through publications in KIU Journals, joint research, and proposal writing.
The Director of UoBG, Dr. Mohammed Ali Mohamoud added that this collaboration is important to Somalia because the country is trying to build up its educational capacity.
“When our students finish their training, they can come to Uganda for practical experience. There is no teaching hospital for our students to have practical experience,” he said
Prof. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo assured them that KIU in her capacity as a leading private university in Uganda will assist in every way possible. He noted that KIU-trained medical doctors are making a tremendous impact in East Africa, and equally advised them to develop a clear plan on staff development and how to retain them.
About Kampala International University Teaching Hospital (KIUTH)
The biggest private University Teaching Hospital in Uganda, KIUTH was established in 2007 at the Western Campus in Ishaka, Bushenyi to enhance the quality of health science professionals' training while at the same time complementing the efforts of the government of Uganda towards the provision of quality, equitable and accessible preventive, and curative health services to the people of Uganda.
The Teaching Hospital is accredited by the East Africa Community (EAC) Medical Council and offers medical programmes in MBBS, Dental Surgery, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paediatrics, and Child Health.
KIUTH has teaching sites in Hoima Referral Hospital, Jinja Referral Hospital, Lira Referral Hospital, and Fort-Portal Referral Hospital. These teaching sites are platforms for medical students to get concrete clinical experiences while learning.