KIU, Western Campus – KIU last week participated in the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda (PSU) Pharma, Medical and Healthcare International Exhibition, which was held at the Uganda Manufacturing Association (UMA) Exhibition Hall in Lugogo, Kampala from February 16 to 18.
KIU was represented by members from the School of Pharmacy including Dr. Jacqueline Muchiri, a research project supervisor at KIU, the President of KIU Pharmacy Students Association (KIUPSA) Joshua Fred Mangen, the former president of KIUPSA Daniel Michael Funda and Ivan Ndyabangira, the president of LEO'S club of KIU Western Campus.
The KIU stall at the exhibition was one of the most visited stalls as many people came to see what was being exhibited, including a herbal mouthwash and skin cream.
The stall was also visited by the State Minister for Primary Healthcare, Hon. Margaret Muhanga Mugisa, who visited on Day 2 of the exhibition and was received by the Vice Chancellor Dr. Mouhammad Mpezamihigo, the Deputy Director of Marketing Daniel Kabuga, and Dr. Jacqueline Muchiri.
On Day 3, the Minister for Trade Hon. David Bahati also visited the stall and was received by Dr. Muchiri and Mangen, the president of KIUPSA.
According to Mangen, the exhibition was a huge success for KIU.
“Our products were appreciated by the state minister for Primary Health Care, Hon.Margaret Muhanga and the State Minister for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Hon. David Bahati, who said they can't wait for our product assessment and readiness for the market,” Mangen said.
“They were really pleased by the skin cream and mouth spray as products with medical benefit from our institution,” he added.
Mangen also thanked the KIU administration for the support rendered towards the School of Pharmacy, which represented KIU at the exhibition and pledged more projects from the School.
“We hope to come up with more of such projects because we have the people with the brains in place and if this is fully set up, we shall have great success as we have the potential to get things done,” he said.
The KIU School of Pharmacy has over the years been one of the robust Schools at KIU Western Campus, with many activities and innovations, including participating in exhibitions, their annual pharmacy week, which is a mainstay on the Ishaka Town Calendar as well as their botanical garden, which has some of the most rare and important herbs for manufacturing herbal medicines.