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3U Partnership delegates visit SODIS projects in Uganda

20 August 2012
A 3U Partnership delegation (Dr Kevin McGuigan, Department of Physiology & Medical Physics, RCSI; Dr Sandra O'Neill, an immunolgist from the School of Nursing, DCU; and Dr Thomas Strong, Dept. of Anthropology, NUI Maynooth), has visited the SODIS (solar water disinfection) projects in the Makondo District of Masaka Province in Uganda.
 

Pictured (l-r) is Dr Kevin McGuigan, Department of Physiology & Medical Physics, RCSI; Dr Thomas Strong, Dept. of Anthropology, NUI Maynooth; and Dr Sandra O'Neill, an immunolgist from the School of Nursing, DCU; in the Makondo District of Masaka Province in Uganda
 
The aim of the field trip was to examine the possibility of future research collaborations in the region as part of research opportunities in the Joint Institute of Global Health funded through the 3U Partnership. The SODIS (solar water disinfection) method, used by over 5 million people worldwide, works by exposing contaminated water to sunlight. The UV-radiation of the sun kills the organisms that cause waterborne disease and helps save lives throughout the developing world.
 

 

The 3U Partnership, between RCSI, DCU and NUI Maynooth, is a strategic alliance that aims to deliver world-class education and research opportunities.