Swiss TPH/HPSS Project donates state of the art IT Equipment to Mvumi Institute of Health Sciences
Swiss TPH/HPSS Project, handed over assorted IT equipment worth TZS 37.7 Million to Mvumi Institute of Health Sciences (MIHS) in Dodoma.
The equipment which included desktop computers, laptops, projector and projector screen, is expected to go a long way in improving the delivery of a Biomedical Engineering course that was recently introduced at the institute with intent to provide a sustainable solution to the shortage of human resources in the health sector, especially in the area of Biomedical Engineering.
Ally Kebby, Swiss TPH/ HPSS Project Manager, said the equipment will help to improve the capacity of the Institute to provide training to the young men and women in the Biomedical Engineering field that is so crucial in the provision of health care and treatment.
"This support from Swiss government will enable the Institute to enhance its capacity and sustain the high quality competence based training aimed at developing required skill sets for Biomedical Engineering in Tanzania”, he said.
On his part, MIHS Rector, Professor Mazengo Charles Mazengo thanked Swiss TPH/HPSS for the timely donation that he said will go a long way in improving the Biomedical Engineering course delivery. He however said since the enrolment of students in the Biomedical Engineering department continues to grow, more support is still needed.
"The Biomedical Engineering course which started with 7 students now has a total of 13 students”, he said.
Professor Mazengo said MIHS which is the only institution in the country accredited by the National Council for Technical Education to offer NTA Level 5 Biomedical Engineering course plans to start offering degree courses in Biomedical Engineering in the near future.
Speaking at the equipment handover ceremony, Fahad Urassa, one of the Biomedical Engineering students at the institute could not hide his joy and expressed his appreciation for the timely donation.