Health expert hails MUST for efforts in finding COVID-19 solutions

A health expert, George Jobe, has applauded the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) for gearing up its research towards finding solutions to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Jobe made the commendation following an announcement by MUST that it had entered into a partnership with John Hopkins University and other international research institutions to study COVID-19 and see if they could develop a vaccine.

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Said Jobe: “This is quite encouraging. It is what we want and what we have been looking forward as a country. It means if we are successful we would as a country be helping other countries.”

MUST vice chancellor Professor Address Malata said they decided to delve into the said research because one of the institutions aims is to find solutions to problems that affect the public.

“Our focus is to look at the problems around us, their diagnosis and then see how we can find solutions to them,” said Malata.

According to Malata, it was the goal of MUST to continue to engage with various partners in trying to find scientific solutions.

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1 year ago

Will this initiative involve College of Medicine or those in the health sector or it will be a go-it-alone?

1 year ago

Bless you all at MUST. This is the Malawi we want not thieves

1 year ago

Well done MUST for the initiative. Malawi as a country needs such type of initiatives. Apart from earning International recognition if successful in coming up with the vaccine, it will be a source of in come to the country. Bravo MUST, Bravo Malawi Government and Bravo Bingu, the founder

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
1 year ago

Reinventing the wheel. This is quite laughable! MUST wasting it’s time to develop a covid19 vaccine? In Technology and Innovative strategy you don’t have to develop everything. Sometimes you do reverse engineering, or you acquire a license to produce something that has already been developed. This what Indian companies are doing now. Investing in a new covid19 vaccine is very expensive but does not make sense because several vaccines have already been developed. AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson, Spatnuk, Sinovac, Moderna and Pfizer. Let’s assume MUST succeeds to develop its own vaccine. Who will trust it? Which one of you readers will accept… Read more »

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