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Office and Training Facilities

MITU has the infrastructure required to carry out research to the highest international standards.This includes purpose-built premises with a total floor area of 1,905m2. The premises include modern training and conference facilities with lecture halls and a two-storey office block comprising research and administration offices, meeting rooms, laboratory archive with space for ultra-low temperature freezers, pharmacy room, store room and a data-suite that accommodates statisticians, data managers, data entry staff and a large data archive.

The conference and training facilities include a large conference room with the capacity to accommodate up to 150 participants and a smaller training room suitable for around 40 people. These facilities are fitted with modern equipment to support scientific conferences, seminars and a range of training needs.

Front view of MITU building

Backside view of MITU building

Laboratory Facilities

MITU premises on the campus of NIMR Mwanza Centre are adjacent to the GCLP-certified Laboratory with eight air-conditioned rooms and a total area of 404m2. The laboratory infrastructure was developed with kind support from the Parthenon Trust. The laboratory comprises a sample reception room where serum and plasma separations are carried out, an analyzer room for haematology and biochemistry, a serology room, and a molecular biology suite. Each section is equipped with a computer terminal and bar-code reader to allow sample tracking. A 44KVA generator with automatic switch provides power back-up to the building.

Research Clinics

MITU and NIMR have established clinics for conducting clinical research located in the compound of NIMR health centre in Mwanza city. These valuable resources are available to support clinical research and are provided with equipment and standardised operating systems allowing studies to be conducted to the highest international standards. MITU and NIMR collaborate closely with the Bugando Medical Centre (BMC), Sekou Toure regional referral hospital and other health facilities in Mwanza and surrounding regions. BMC is the zonal 900-bed referral hospital that oversees medical care for approximately 15 million people in NW Tanzania. Through BMC, MITU has access to additional support from clinical and scientific staff.

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