UZ partners with US medical Institution

university_zimbabwe_logoHARARE - Zimbabwe's clinical research programme has received a massive boost following the unveiling of an exchange programme with America. The programme will see University of Zimbabwe (UZ) postgraduate students receiving further research training in HIV and AIDS clinical trials at the University of Buffalo in the United States.<

The move is expected to improve Zimbabwe’s ability to deal with HIV and AIDS.

Speaking on the sidelines of the exchange programme launch, UZ Vice Chancellor, Levy Nyagura, said the programme would see 15 postgraduates from the UZ benefiting over the
next five years.

“The students will in turn offer clinical pharmacology expertise to multidisciplinary teams to achieve the HIV and AIDS research goals for Zimbabwe,” said Nyagura.

Buffalo University Associate Dean, Gene Morse, said his institution chose to partner with the UZ following what he termed reputable expertise associated with the college’s medical clinic.

“University of Zimbabwe has a history of credibility. It has also become a universal phenomenon that the world concentrates on research to do with dealing with the pandemic,” said Morse.

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