- Private University Constituent College
- #059 Kenyan university ranking
- Type: Private University Constituent College
- Main Campus: Nairobi
- Established: 1987
- Ranking : #059
- Post-Graduate: 0 programs
- Undergraduate: 3 programs
- Diploma:0 programs
- Certificate:0 programs
- Proffessional :0 programs
About Uzima University
Uzima University Overview
Uzima University College has been established by the Archdiocese of
Kisumu as a constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern
Africa -CUEA. The institution seeks to specialize in the teaching and
research of Medical and Biomedical courses as a response to the much needed access to quality medical service provision and expertise.
As a constituent college, the institution is fast growing towards its
accreditation to fully fledged university status which is anticipated within the first four years of its operations.
The establishment of Uzima University College is a fruit of the
vision of Most.Rev.Zacchaeus Okoth the archbishop of Kisumu. Having been
moved by the pain and the challenges experienced by the populace in the
region, the Archbishop decided to invest in a medical Education
and research enterprise that would address the dire need for the
provision of medical services and expertise in Africa especially
AMECEA –(A member of Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa) this is a
regional consortium of the local churches in the Eastern African region comprising of Episcopal conferences in nine member countries comprising of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan,Malawi ,Zambia, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Uzima University College therefore has a unique clientele owing to
the diversity of its catchment area and the multiplicity of its cultural heritage. Uzima University College Will maximize on the unique heritage from these countries through vital research networks
customizing its findings into specific, Measurable, Attainable,
Realistic and Time bound strategies for the sustainability and development of the region and beyond.
The founding of Uzima University is a salient response to the much
awaited initiative in the Great lakes region and beyond. While posing
as the greatest challenge to the region, the prevalence of the tropical
diseases is a unique opportunity to invest in the education
of medical expertise through creation of erudite and integrated medical
personnel who will provide a timely and a relevant response to the preventive, curative and management mechanisms of tropical disease and its complications.
The uniqueness of Uzima University is its special community based
character through which is strives not only to train medics in numbers, but a unique quality of medical practitioners in the region formed according to the community values and virtues that upholds and respects the dignity of human life from the time of its conception to its natural death.
Inspired by the words of Christ himself, “I have come so that they may have life, and have it to the full-Jn 10:10”, Uzima is a Swahili
word denoting the fullness of life. The mission of the college is
therefore the service of life to its fullness. This is to be attained through
a Cosmotheandric approach that integrates the created nature, the human
and the Divine aspects of being in the quest of a holistic approach to science and development.
The institution focuses on the acquisition of scientific information
through medical education and research as the fundamental axis through
which formation, reformation and transformation of healthcare service
provision in the continent is attained. The institution has
designated a multi disciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to
Education and research enterprise to expedite the realization of this vision.
Due to its focus to attain in quality and quantity the number of
medical expertise in the region, the institution has consistently in
the past endeavored to establish the
necessary structure and the supportive human resource to actualize this
dream. This is exemplified by
the quality of the infrastructure invested in the pre-clinical, clinical
campuses and the management systems that are functional at the moment.
In its operation for the last eight months, Uzima University has
manifestly set the tradition for the implementation of its envisaged quality Medical and Biomedical education and expertise.
The institution therefore considers this link with ABC Bank as a
means of growing together towards its sustainability, priority being the co financing of the development of its Key infrastructure through asset financing by the Bank.
The Link with Uzima University is also strategic in the sense it also
seeks to diversify partnerships with the Archdiocese of Kisumu and its institutions.
Uzima University Location
Off Kisumu Vihiga Road, Kanyakwar, Mamboleo, Kisumu, Kenya.
Why Choose Uzima University
We offer market driven courses to enable our students remain relevant within the dynamic market.
Uzima University Vision
Uzima University College envisages a center of excellence in Medical
Education and Research for continuous improvement of the health of the
people of the Great Lakes Region (AMECEA) and beyond.
Uzima University Mission
To train polished and erudite medical expertise who are focused,
morally upright, innovative and well equipped for research and work in
health care systems with minimal resources.
Our Core values
- Upholding the dignity of human life from the moments of conception
to natural death as a unique, irreplaceable and special gift from God
- Equal opportunity for all.
Uzima University contact details.
- +254 703 727 660 / 703 727 485
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Programs at Uzima University
Popular programs at Uzima University
- Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surgery MBChB