Establishing Nursing and Public Health Training at Kyambogo University
This project seeks to build on existing professional and institutional relationships that were developed with partners in Uganda during the DkIT led Amazzi Bulami: Water is Life research project over the period 2009-15. Water is Life undertook an examination of water services provision and water infrastructure development. As a consequence, those involved in the programme identified a need to place a focus on broader health issues as enablers for future development. As academic institutions, Kyambogo University (KyU) and DkIT directly influence the quality of health service provision in both of their countries through placing a focus on health education as an agent for change to the benefit of those countries. This proposal seeks to build on the strength of the existing ties between DkIT and KyU to the benefit of nursing students and staff and ultimately to the benefit of health services. The programme ultimately seeks to embed collaborative activities within mainstream nursing programme delivery and a sharing of best practice in a manner that recognises and highlights cultural sensitivity as necessary to improving delivery of populations’ health services. A visit to DkIT by staff from KyU took place in December 2014. The overall objective was to discuss potential collaborations to establish programmes in nursing and public health training at Kyambogo University. This visit was followed up by a return visit to Uganda by DKIT personnel in the Spring 2015.
For more information on this partnership, please click below to watch DkIT’s Dr. Edel Healy speaking at the 1st ESTHER Ireland Partnerships Forum which was held in November 2016.
Dr. Edel Healy (Head of School of Health and Science, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk.)
Professor Eli Katunguka Rwakishaya (Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Academic Affairs) and Acting Vice-Chancellor, Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda).