Medical Doctors from Liverpool discuss CRS and outreach programs
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Thu, 2017-09-14 11:43

Liverpool Team discuss medical outreach

A team of medical doctors from Liverpool, United Kingdom, called Rainbow for Africa UK, discussed ways in which they could strengthen existing ties with University of Nairobi on medical corporate social responsibility and medical outreach to the society. This was on Wednesday, September, 13, 2017.

Rainbow for Africa UK is a non-for profit organization whose primary mission is to increase the quality, specificity and accessibility of health systems in developing countries. They aim to respond to humanitarian need, supporting clinical staff to travel to areas requiring their targeted expertise with direct patient care or by training local clinicians. Their work aims to make sustainable improvements, leaving skills and expertise within the region their specific mission is complete.

By partnering with other organizations like Liverpool and Turin, they work in partnership with local churches and community groups to present a practical demonstration of the gospel in action within the locality.

Dr. Reginald Nalugala from St. Paul’s Free Medical Camp, observed that the medical team from UK are willing to continue working with the St. Paul’s University Chapel to enhance student exchange programs especially for those in the medical field. The students who participated in the medical camps got a chance to learn and interact with experts from medical profession.

On his part, Prof. Were, Acting Principal, College of Health Sciences, praised the caliber of medical students that have passed through the University of Nairobi Medical School. He noted that they are exceptional and the gold standard of the medical profession. “I hand them over to the medical board as finished products”, he said.

Prof. Mbithi observed that the University of Nairobi aims at producing holistic graduates. There are several opportunities through which students can be developed through professional associations like Medical Students Association, Environmental Club, Business Students Association among others. He observed that through such fora, students get a chance to impact the society.

Also present during the meeting were Prof. Henry Mutoro, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. M. R. B. Otieno.

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