Pharmacy Department to Establish and Build External Partnerships

The Pharmacy Department, in the School of Life Sciences and Allied Health Professions (SLAHP) of Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS), has embarked on an initiative to establish and build external partnerships for possible collaborations in the areas of teaching and learning, research, community outreach, innovation, and industrialization. This is in line with the KUHeS strategy and the Malawi 2063. From 20th to 24th May, the department met the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Chemistry of the University of Malawi, the National Herbarium and Botanical Gardens, the Forest Research Institute of Malawi, and the Malawi Bureau of Standards.

Speaking at one of the meetings with the UNIMA teams, the Executive Dean of SLAHP, Associate Professor Arox Kamng’ona commended the Pharmacy Department for organizing the meeting. He also commended the UNIMA team for accepting to be part of the conversation.

“I always believe that there is power in partnerships. We have different expertise amongst the academic institutions, but to benefit from all that depends on us working together,” he said.

The signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between KUHeS and the other institutions will follow after all fundamental aspects of the collaborations have been discussed and agreed upon.