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Sweet taste of success for Moses


A pioneering lecturer from the University of Wolverhampton who is researching the healing power of sugar has been shortlisted for a national award.

Dr Moses Murandu has reached the finals of the Best Research from a Developing Country category of the Journal of Wound Care Awards 2018 for the second year running.


Moses was delighted to win the category last year, as well as clinching third place in the Patient Wellbeing category.

Dr Murandu grew up in Zimbabwe and his father used granulated sugar to heal wounds and reduce pain when he was a child. But when he moved to the UK, he realised sugar was not used for this purpose here.

The Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing has been carrying out research into the healing power of sugar on patients for over nine years. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Fondation Le Lous Scientific Research Innovation Award and £25,000 to continue his pioneering work.

Dr Murandu, from the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, said: “It is humbling to find myself nominated for the second time running; it shows the global impact of my research. I am grateful to the support provided by the University of Wolverhampton on this research.”

The winners of the JWC Awards 2018 will be announced at a ceremony at The Banking Hall in London on Friday 2 March 2018.

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Date Issued: Thursday, 08 February 2018


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