MUST Partners with TRU on Patient-Centered Care for Health Professionals
Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) in partnership with Thompson Rivers University (TRU), Canada hosted a meeting with various stakeholders to explore collaboration opportunities on patient-centered care programmes.
The meeting brought together various stakeholders among them the Meru County Government led by the Chief Officer of Health, Dr. Joseph Wahome, St Theresa Mission Hospital-Kiirua, Lifecare Hospital, Nairobi Women Hospital and Maua Methodist Hospital.
The MUST Chairman of Council, Prof. Bosire Monari Mwebi said that the inter-university and stakeholder collaborations present a space to share, lean and grow.
“Our core mandates as a University are Education, Research and Service to the community. At MUST we take all these mandates seriously – we endeavor to expose our students to quality university education and be on the cutting edge of innovative research that offer practical solutions to communities. Patient-centered care is the first step to creating an environment for paradigm shift in the way the public experiences services. It is a call to decision makers across all healthcare systems to invest in competencies that support service delivery charters centering patients in service provision.” Prof. Charity Gichuki, Ag. Vice-Chancellor, MUST.
During the meeting Dr. Wahome said that the Department of Health Services in Meru County is committed to create strategic and meaningful partnerships that help our communities. He added that the medical professionals encounter new conditions daily and therefore it is imperative that they continually gain new skills to cope with the new changes. Dr. Wahome also stated that the patient-centered care programmes would aid in translating knowledge into practice.
MUST has put in place initiatives to internationalize both student and faculty experiences;
- MUST has forged partnerships with several international universities from across the world to ensure students access to quality education and cutting-edge research. At the moment, MUST is collaborating with at least seven universities in North America in research, training and community service.
- Our faculty members and graduate students are engaged in collaborative online teaching and micro-research.