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Sh3 billion set aside to advance research in 2016/17 Financial Year

Director Technical Services Dr Roy Mugiira at the international conference on clinical and health research,on February 23,2017,hosted by Meru University of Science and Technology,in collaboration with Eastern community medical Consultant and Consolata hospital.Photo Peter Muthomi

The Government has allocated Sh3 billion for research in the 2016/17 Financial Year, an international health conference heard.

National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation Director for Technical Services Roy Mugiira, while addressing participants from the US and Kenya at the International Workshop on Clinical and Health Research and Writing of Grant Proposals on Thursday at Thiiri Centre in North Imenti, said the funds were channeled to the National Research Fund.

 The idea was for the cash to reach two per cent of the GDP or Sh67 billion. “The ideas is supposed to mobilise funds from the government and development partners and put together into a kitty for research,” he said.

 

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