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The Chancellor Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim launch HKMU Mushroom Reserach and Development Centre at Boko
The Launching of the Mushroom Research and Development Centre at Boko was done as part of the Commemorations for the 17th Anniversary of the Founder, the Late Prof. Hubert Kairuki.
The 17th Anniversary since the death of the Late Prof. Hubert Kairuki, the Founder of Kairuki Hospital, Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU), and Mikocheni School of Nursing (MSN), and the Kairuki Health and Education Network (KHEN) under which the 3 institutions are incorporated, was marked by performing community outreach programmes, and convening the public lecture.
On 4th February 2016, an NGO called Tanzania Health and Medical Foundation (TAHMEF), organized a World Cancer Day Walk of 4 Kms,which aimed at raising awareness to the public on the need for cervical cancer screening. HKMU students and staff participated effectively, Prof. Esther Mwaikambo, was the Chief Guest .On the same day, HKMU students and members of staff, were involved in giving free medical advice, consultation, counseling and minor treatments, to the people around Boko.
On 5th February 2016, the 7th Hubert Kairuki Memorial Lecture, titled “Mushrooms and Human Health”, was delivered by Prof. Keto Mshigeni, Botanist, and a World Renowned Scientist. The public lecture was well attended by staff, students and invited guests. Moreover, free eye screening programme was conducted by the Kairuki Hospital, which was held for two days consecutively, from 4th to 65h February 2016, held at Kairuki Hospital premises.
The launching of the Mushroom Research and Development facility at Boko was held on 6th February 2016, which was the climax of the commemorations at HKMU’s Boko Campus site.
The HKMU Chancellor, Hon. Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim, officiated at the launching of the facility, and awarded certificates to 163 trainees who had completed the intensive mushroom farming training course, jointly offered by HKMU and TIRDO, with funding support from COSTECH.
The general public was afforded an opportunity to buy mushroom farming advocacy publications generated by HKMU, as well as mushrooms produced from the R&D facility.
Every year, the Kairuki Health and Education Network, and its institutions organize Anniversaries to celebrate the life, times, and achievements of the visionary medic, academician, philanthropist, missionary, entrepreneur, and nationalist, the Late Prof. Hubert Kairuki.