Amref University Signs Partnerships To Enhance Capacity In The Health Sector


Amref International University (AMIU) has signed partnerships with key institutions to enhance capacity training in the health sector.

The university has partnered with Julius Centre Global Health and Elevate Health which are part of University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU) and Maastricht University.

Under the agreements, AMIU will collaborate with the organizations to promote innovations in health care technology and capacity building in health sciences including promoting online healthcare courses, alignment of educational content, co-creation and expansion of programmes, development of the Amref E-campus among other initiatives.

Dr. Alice Lakati, Ag. Vice Chancellor Amref International University (AMIU) with Geraldine Beaujean M.D, Managing Director School of Health Professions Education, Maastricht University during the partnership signing between the two institutions. The partnership will oversee the strengthening of capacity and quality of the health workforce at AMIU, by improving Health Professions Education across the continent. This cooperation is to explore and initiate opportunities to collaborate and share expertise between the two education institutions.

AMIU Interim Vice Chancellor, Dr. Alice Lakati said the shared goal of the parties is to strengthen the capacity and quality of the health workforce in Africa. “These partnerships are geared towards strengthening and building of capacity in response to the challenge of inadequate human resources in the healthcare.” said Dr Lakati. “The objective of these agreements are to explore and initiate opportunities to collaborate and share expertise with the aim of creating mutually beneficial outcomes,” said Dr Lakati.

Amref International University (AMIU) is an accredited institution of higher learning focused on training in health sciences and is fully owned by Amref Health Africa.

AMIU is founded on the experience and intellect of Amref Health Africa, which is renowned with over 60 years of quality and innovative public and community health interventions, training and education.

AMIU leads the way in health sciences education with a breadth of programmes. AMIU currently has an Institute of Research, Innovation and Consultancy and one School of Health Sciences with five departments: Community Health Practice, Health Systems Management and Development, Nursing and Laboratory Sciences.

Amref University Signs Partnerships To Enhance Capacity In The Health Sector

Ag. Vice Chancellor, Amref International University (AMIU) Dr. Alice Lakati, Prof. Dr. Rick Grobbee Managing Director from Julius Center, University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) and the Director, Institute of Capacity Development, Amref Health Africa Dr. George Kimathi, As they sign an MoU between AMIU and UMCU . The partnership will enable both institutions to contribute towards strengthening and training of human resources for health in Africa.