The much awaited free medical camp, a joint project of the university and a team of American doctors lead by Dr. Erling Oksenholt was launched today Wednesday March 23, 2017 at the University Jeremic Community Hospital.
Launching the event, Mr. Japheth Ruto the County Public Health Officer, on behalf of honorable Mathew Rotich the County C.E.C (County Executive Committee) in charge of Health and Sanitation expressed profound gratitude to the sponsors for their continued and exceptional sacrifice in terms of time and money for the needy. Coming soon after the recent national doctors strike, it was a godsend opportunity to the hundreds of patients who thronged the hospital to seek medical, dental and optical services. This scenario was replicated in the following medical service units of the County: Mosoriot, Kilibwoni, Kaptumo and Kapsisiywa.
On behalf of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Phillip Maiyo, Prof. K. Gude DVC Academics applauded the team for their unique, selfless and boundless global desire to serve mankind. He encouraged the team to continue with the service even into other new areas of collaboration.
In a separate function, the Deputy Vice Chancellor academics and the Guest of Honour Mrs. Sara Kosgei, Senior Welfare Officer Nandi County, exhorted some ten community women beneficiaries of a month long training on sewing skills, to apply the skills and invest in income generating enterprises. Each of the ten women were awarded brand new electric/manual sewing machines by the team, to kick them off in their new paradigm of life in society. The County Government and the Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization(represented by Selly Murei) vowed to further empower the women through the provision of financial resources and skills. This group of women should be the nucleus for further economic empowerment in their respective constituencies.