Anchor University has initiated collaboration with Damien Foundation, a Belgian non-profit medical organization that mobilizes in favour of people suffering from leprosy, tuberculosis, and other diseases which particularly affect the most vulnerable communities. The collaboration takes effect from August 3, 2016, sequel to the endorsement of the memorandum of understanding. This is in line with the vision and mission of the university to contribute to knowledge enhancement, practice improvement, and research.
The collaboration is being coordinated by the Anchor University Center for Global Health which exists to contribute to improvement in health and health systems globally through high-quality interdisciplinary research, knowledge generation, capacity building, advocacy, and engagement in evidence-based interventions.
The areas of collaboration include:
- Research capacity building, infrastructure support, and joint research implementation
- Curriculum, infrastructure, and human resource development
- Establishment of training courses in the management and control of tuberculosis, leprosy, and Buruli ulcer
- Staff and student exchange programmes (teaching, research and internship)
- Human resource and infrastructure development for clinical and programmatic management of tuberculosis, leprosy and Buruli ulcer
- Joint implementation of leprosy, tuberculosis and Buruli ulcer projects
With this collaboration, Anchor University demonstrates a commitment to the fight against these mycobacterial diseases and is prepared to champion high-quality research and training by providing an enabling environment and institutional capacity.
More Images from the collaboration and endorsement of the memorandum of understanding are below: