Faculty of HEALTH SCIENCES
Faculty of Pre-Medical Sciences
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Science
Faculty of Medical Radiation Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
Faculty of Pharmacy, Nutrition and Dietetics
Dr Oswell Khondowe
(PhD. Msc, MAPA, BSc, DipPT)
Dean Faculty of Health Sciences
It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I address each one of you as the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. As we embark on a new academic year, I extend my warmest greetings and heartfelt appreciation for your dedication and contributions to advancing health sciences education, research, and practice.
Our faculty holds a vital role in shaping the future of healthcare, and together, we have the power to make a profound impact on the well-being of individuals and communities. I am incredibly proud of the remarkable work accomplished by our faculty members, whose expertise, passion, and commitment have earned us recognition as a leading institution in the field of health sciences.
The world of healthcare is constantly evolving, presenting us with both challenges and opportunities. Technological advancements, shifting demographics, and emerging health issues demand that we adapt and innovate in our approach to education and research. As educators, we must equip our students with the skills, knowledge, and critical thinking abilities to meet the complex demands of the healthcare landscape. As researchers, we must pursue innovative solutions, embrace interdisciplinary collaboration, and translate knowledge into practice.
Our faculty is renowned for its outstanding programs, which encompass a wide range of disciplines, including nursing, public health, allied health sciences, and health informatics. Through these programs, we are nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals who will shape the future of healthcare delivery and policy. It is our duty to instill in them the values of compassion, ethical practice, cultural competence, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
In addition to our exceptional programs, our faculty members are actively engaged in groundbreaking research that addresses pressing health challenges. Through our research endeavors, we aim to generate new knowledge, develop evidence-based interventions, and contribute to the advancement of healthcare practice. By fostering a collaborative and inclusive research environment, we can leverage our collective expertise and make significant strides in improving health outcomes for individuals and communities.
Community engagement lies at the heart of our mission. We recognize that our responsibility extends beyond the walls of our classrooms and laboratories. Our faculty members actively collaborate with local, national, and international organizations to address health disparities, promote health equity, and improve access to quality healthcare. By engaging with communities, we gain valuable insights, forge meaningful partnerships, and create a positive impact on the lives of those we serve.
As we embark on this academic year, let us continue to embrace the spirit of innovation, collaboration, and excellence that defines our faculty. Let us strive for continuous improvement, seeking out new opportunities for growth and development. I encourage each one of you to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration, mentorship, and professional development, as we work together to advance the frontiers of health sciences.
In conclusion, I am honored to serve as your Dean, and I am confident that, together, we will build upon our successes, overcome challenges, and leave a lasting legacy in the field of health sciences. I extend my deepest gratitude for your dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to our students, research, and the pursuit of excellence.
Wishing you a productive and rewarding academic year.