With less than two weeks remaining before the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences holds its first Research Dissemination Conference, First Capital Bank has come forward to support the university with MK5 million to assist in the preparation of the conference.
The support comes at a time when the university sounded an alarm to call for assistance from its partners and well-wishers.
Head of Marketing and Communications for First Capital Bank Twikale Chirwa said the bank is committed to assist the University which is tirelessly working on new interventions through research. He said a health workforce and nation in general propels the economy of a country.
“KUHeS is home for first capital bank; our relationship dates back to more than 20 years ago as you may recall, the founder for First Capital Bank built one of the school blocks here at KUHeS. Hence when we heard they will be hosting such a conference; we felt the need to assist. Health Research is key for discovering or unlocking breakthroughs and at FCB, health is one of our key priority Corporate Social Responsibility sector hence we needed to donate this money to empower researchers to disseminate their research findings which are significant for the development of the country.” Said Chirwa.
On his part, Co-Chairman for the Research Dissemination Conference organizing committee Dr. Benjamin Kumwenda said the support was very critical and timely as the conference has a lot of financial requirements to be addressed. He said he was also full of gratitude for the support as it was a sign that the university has partners that appreciate the work that researchers at the University do.