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TURKANA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE SIGNS AN MOU WITH DUKE UNIVERSITY

Turkana University college (TUC) recognizes the role of collaborations and
partnerships in teaching, research and community service. The furtherance of its
vision, mission and mandate the University College has identified key strategic
partners and collaborators. The University College will endeavour to create, manage
and utilize knowledge for the local, national and global development.


Turkana University College, has signed an agreement to engage in research
collaboration with Duke University on Thursday 22 nd July, 2021. Through this
collaboration, TUC is set to join the existing partnership between Duke University,
Moi University, and the Turkana County Health Management Team aimed at
investigating and documenting the burden and transmission of Malaria in Turkana
Central Sub- County.


The goal of the engagement is to facilitate a collaboration founded on mutual
learning and the desire to improve the health and livelihoods of communities in
Turkana County. The letter of engagement was signed by Dr. Peter Edome Akwee,
Dean School of Science and Technology, TUC and Prof. Wendy P. O’Meara,
Associate Professor, Duke University and Visiting Lecturer, Moi University, School of
Public Health.


As part of the engagement Turkana University College will endeavour to identify a
Faculty Champion who will participate in the regular meetings with the international
team, mentor students to undertake community field work and to participate in
dissemination of research findings with policy makers and through publications.
The meeting was attended by Faculty members and students in the School of
Science & Technology, TUC as well as representatives from Duke University and
Moi University. The event was graced by Prof. George Muthaa, Ag. Deputy Principal
Administration, Finance and Planning, TUC.