The University of Nairobi and Washington State University have jointly won a $ 3.4M per year for a five-year grant.
The good news was announced during a meeting held in the office of the Vice Chancellor, between officials of the Washington State University and the University of Nairobi on October 25, 2016.
The highly competitive public health grant has been won through a joint application with Washington State University as the leader and the University of Nairobi through the Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID) is partner.
Dr. Guy Palmer, Senior Director for Global Health, Washington State University noted that the grant was won due to the partnership with UNITID. UNITID has the best enhanced facilities from all the partnerships that the University has with other institutions.
The two institutions have applied for yet another grant whose value is 1M USD. The two institutions have embarked on training of scholars on grant writing and manuscript writing.
Prof. Henry Mutoro, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi congratulated the team on winning the grant. The two Universities will engage in staff and student exchange programs, PhD supervision among others.
Present during the function were; Prof. Isaac Kibwage, Principal, College of Health Sciences and Prof. M'Imunya Machoki James, Director, UNITID.