CDC delegation tours renovated CCU facility
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Mon, 2015-10-05 16:19
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University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences is set to officially launch the projects it has been working on with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This was revealed during a visit to the college by a delegation from CDC, followed by a meeting at Embankment Plaza on1st October, 2015.

The delegation which was led by CDC Branch Chief, Gretchen Cowman and Procurement Grants Officer, Francis Muriithi, from CDC’s main office in US, was received by Dr. Jared Mecha at Kenyatta National Hospital’s Comprehensive Care Unit Center (CCU).

Dr. Mecha, who is the PACT Project Director and also the Principal Investigator for CHRISSP project took them around the renovated facility to see the progress of the work that was being done by the team on the ground.

Cowman thanked Dr. Mecha and his team for the wonderful job done at the facility.

She said CDC will continue to work with CHS on various projects to ensure that patients get quality services when they visit hospitals.

On his part, Muriithi said he was impressed with what he saw during the tour and that it was more than what he expected.

He said Dr. Mecha and the team were making good use of the grants received from CDC and urged them to keep on with the same spirit.

During the meeting, Dr. Mecha talked at length about the ambitious projects they have engaged in so far, and what they aspire to do if they get more funds.

He thanked CDC for supporting the projects which are being carried out in several hospitals across the country, adding that quality services will now be delivered to the people.

Zipporah Ngumi, who is the Principal Investigator for PACT-CoE also thanked CDC for the support of the projects.

She said UoN was happy CDC believed in the institution and even went ahead to channel funds for the projects through it.

The projects being worked on are Central Province Response Integration, Strengthening & Sustainability (CRISSP), and Partnership for Advanced Care and Treatment – Centers of Excellence (PACT – CoE)

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Mon, 2020-10-05 16:19