By Patrick Opio
Senior Communications Officer
Lira University has received several medical equipment and assorted items from Seed Global Health Partnership to boost Health training and clinical services at the institution.
While receiving the items including textbooks and personal protective equipment at Midwifery Skills laboratory, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jasper Ogwal Okeng hailed the Seed Global Health for the support to help the young University grow faster.
Ms Irene Atuhairwe, Deputy Country Director, Seed Global Health under Lira University-Seed Global Health Partnership, handed over the items on Monday 4th October 2021.
“Seed Global partner is indeed a good, trusted and reliable friend of Lira University. We are happy and enjoying the partnership, “Prof. Ogwal Okeng observed.
Prof. Ogwal Okeng revealed that the Seed Global Health plans to provide sustainable high-quality integrated emergency care education, clinical mentorship, and simulation training at Lira University.
The Vice Chancellor said that Seed Global is currently striving to boost their efforts to effectively achieve the University’s vision and mission by strengthening clinical skills and health professional education.
Atuhairwe noted that the text books will be used for enforcing teaching of the Master in Midwifery Sciences program, as PPEs and preceptors for students and lecturers at the faculty were also given. The PPEs included Hand Sanitisers, medical masks, N95, gowns, aprons, coveralls, gloves, shoe covers, among others.
Joy Acen, Head of Department, Nursing and Midwifery noted that Seed Global Health trained two staffs and a student on preventive skills against Covid-19 pandemic. “Seed has also helped us to set up undergraduate and Masters programs in Midwifery sciences including developing their respective curriculum,” Acen said.
The trainer of trainers (ToTs) are Christine Joy Abeja (lecturer), Nelson Wazerub (Nurse) and Fiona Abito, student. Seed Global Health is based in United States of America.