KIU, Western Campus – KIU Western Campus on 25th November, 2021 hosted a delegation from the Virus Outbreak Data Network Africa (VODAN-Africa), one of KIU’s key technology partners.
The delegation included Geetjan Van Stam, Jameke Van Digh and Elmo Van Stam and they were received by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor KIU Western Campus Prof. Lydia Emuron, The Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics and Research (ADVC-A&R) Dr. Mustapha Mundu and the Director of Academic Affairs Innocent Emmanuel Emiru.
The delegation toured the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the KIU Teaching Hospital, where they visited the ICT server room to learn about the system used at the hospital.
According to the DVC, the delegation was interested in learning about data that connects engineering and health.
Enerst Edozie, the Telecommunication Engineering Laboratory technician of the SEAS said the delegation was impressed by what they saw at the school.
“They toured the school and appreciated the infrastructure, especially the laboratories and they said they were of very high quality,” Edozie said.
Edozie and the Dean of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry (FCMD) Dr Maxwell Okello took the delegation around SEAS and KIU Teaching Hospital respectively.
In August 2020, KIU partnered with VODAN-Africa, with Dr. Mouhammad Mpezamihigo, the Vice-Chancellor of KIU being named the president of the implementation network.
VODAN Africa is a partnership consisting of Universities and Hospitals in Uganda, Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria, Kenya, Tunisia, Somalia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. It has recently attracted Asian partners, thereby becoming VODAN Africa and Asia.