Uzima University (uzima)

Uzima University

Private University

Kisumu Central Constituency, Kisumu County

Accredited by: Commission for University Education (CUE) Kenya

About Uzima University

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.

The establishment of Uzima University College marks the pinnacle of the long and passionate pursuit of the Archdiocese of Kisumu to change the quality of the lives of the people in the Great Lakes region. 

Uzima University focuses on the teaching and research of Medical and Biomedical sciences so as to build the aptitude of the populace into a Healthy Generation as a foundation of a wealthy Generation. 

ACCREDITATION AND AUTHORIZATION

Uzima University has been accredited by the Commission for University Education (CUE) to offer degree and diploma programs in Medical & Biomedical Sciences. The programs have been approved by professional bodies governing the teaching & practice of Medicine, Nursing & Clinical Medicine.  These professional bodies include:

  • East African Regional Medical Board;
  • Medical Practitioners & Dentist Board - Kenya (MP&DB),
  • Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) and
  • Clinical Officers Council (COC). 

INFRASTRUCTURE

Established at the dawn of the new millennium, Uzima University has consistently endeavored to set up splendid infrastructure and world-class academic resources to support the implementation of its curricula. 

The management of the college has also hired a unique class of academic and support staff with sterling achievement and global recognition. The college has also partnered with the institutions of the government of the Republic of Kenya and other partners in the USA, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Japan, and South Korea. This is to ensure the quality of its operations.

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 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 uniqueness of Uzima University is its special community-based character through which it 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 for 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 the formation, reformation, and transformation of healthcare service provision in the continent are 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 investment in the pre-clinical, clinical campuses and the management systems that are functional at the moment.

Why study at Uzima University

The institution focuses on the acquisition of scientific information through medical education and research as the fundamental axis through which the 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.

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.

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 investment in the pre-clinical, clinical campuses and the management systems that are functional at the moment.

Uzima University offers market-driven courses to enable our students to 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 experts 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
  • Earnestness.
  • Truthfulness.
  • Originality.
  • solidarity
  • Professionalism.
  • commitment
  • Industry.
  • Excellence.
  • Equal opportunity for all.

Uzima University History

The establishment of Uzima University 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.

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 tropical diseases is a unique opportunity to invest in the education of medical expertise through the creation of erudite and integrated medical personnel who will provide a timely and relevant response to the preventive, curative, and management mechanisms of tropical disease and its complications.

Uzima University Location

Off Kisumu Vihiga Road, Kanyakwar, Mamboleo, Kisumu, Kenya.

Courses offered at Uzima University

Bachelors Degree
Bachelors Degree
Bachelors Degree
4 years
Bachelors Degree