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IHI and the Hubert Kairuki Memorial University sign MOU

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and the Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) have agreed to collaborate in the areas of research, training and service provision. The two institutions signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Friday July 31 for the purposes of extending, consolidating and expanding their collaborative research activities, services, training, consultancies and educational exchange related to health and other biomedical challenges of interest to the parties.

Prof P. Rugarabamu (L) and Dr Salim Abdulla with the group picture of IHI and HKMU staff who attended the signing of the MoU
IHI Director Dr Salim Abdulla said many stakeholders would wish IHI to become a university, but “we have said no” because there are credible universities whom we collaborate and make greater impact. Some institutions enter into partnership “for image building but for us we want something unique” in terms of better results, said Dr Abdulla. On his side, the HKMU Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics Prof Paschalis Rugarabamu said the three mandates of IHI match very well with those of HKMU. He said his university is building research capacity and would benefit from the experience of IHI.

HKMU was established 11 years ago with a vision to become a model private university in Tanzania and in Africa, and to provide highest quality education, conduct cutting edge research and provide exemplary services to society.
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