Saint Louis University

April - May
Medical Center Library

Saint Louis University's Medical Center has established linkages of support for Uzima University, a new Catholic medical school in Kenya serving the Great Lakes region and surrounding areas of Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, and Eritrea.

"Uzima" is the Swahili word denoting the wholeness of life. The institution's main focus is: "service to life in its wholeness and all that nurtures life from its physical, spiritual, social, economic and ecological aspects." The institution was established by Kenyan Archbishop of Kisumu who aims to provide access to quality health care services in areas of greatest need.

The exhibit features the ways that are being developed at SLU's Medical Center to support the programs and resources of the Uzima University ( that includes schools of medicine, nursing, and informatics.