University signs Memorandum of Understanding with Uganda Red Cross

Date 13.11.2015

The University of Northampton’s School of Health is proud to announce that it has signed a Memoradum of Understanding with the Uganda Red Cross.

The partnership agreement aims to develop educational opportunities for University of Northampton students, working with the Red Cross in Kampala and throughout Uganda.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Dr Sue Allen, Executive Dean of the University of Northampton’s School of Health, and Michael Richard Nataka, Uganda Red Cross Secretary General, at the Red Cross HQ in Kampala. The Kampala headquarters is home to the International Red Cross in East Africa, and part of the Global Red Cross Association.

The partnership will explore the potential for collaborative training, to equip both volunteers and Red Cross staff throughout East Africa with accredited learning. Opportunities for joint funding activities and research and knowledge transfer activity will also be discussed between the partners.

Sue Allen, Executive Dean commented: “The school is very excited about this development and within the next year we intend to provide a minimum of four short courses to the Uganda Red Cross. Students from programmes within the school will benefit hugely from this enrichment opportunity.”

The University of Northampton has signed Memorandum of Understanding’s with numerous institutions around the world, including those in Azerbaijan, China, USA, Kazakhstan and Thailand.

For more information on the work of the Uganda Red Cross, visit their website.