DeKUT, in August last year, made a milestone achievement by winning funding from Belgium’s Flemish Inter University Council (VLIR-UOS) for teaching and research enhancement in Masters in Industrial Engineering, in collaboration with the University of Leuven, Belgium. The funded proposal is titled “Capacity enhancement for teaching, research and extension for management of critical medical devices at public hospitals in Kenya”.
The purpose of the funded project is to facilitate capacity building through exchange of staff and students from the two Universities and Technology Transfer in Bio-medical Engineering. Through the VLIR funding, DeKUT in conjunction with The University of KU Leuven, Belgium hosted the 2nd two-days capacity building workshop (7th and 8th November, 2017) for Medical and Engineering staff on the asset management of health care equipment. The first of its kind was held on 20th and 21st December 2016.The key speaker was Prof. Walter Sermeus from University of Leuven, Belgium.
Present were officers from Nyeri County, Kirinyaga County, Laikipia County, Nyandarua County and key players in Biomedical Engineering. The workshop covered key areas like Biomedical devices management, hospital management and care pathways.