Pioneering lecturer to appear on The One Show

Senior Lecturer Moses Murandu is carrying out research at the QE Hospital in Birmingham.

He was interviewed by the show’s Dr Mark Porter along with Mr Malcolm Simms, consultant vascular surgeon from the hospital, and patients who are receiving the pioneering treatment as part of a randomised control trial.

The show is due to be broadcast at 7pm on BBC 1, Wednesday , June 29, 2011*.

Moses, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the School of Health and Wellbeing, said: “I was privileged to appear on the One Show as it is one of the well known TV show in the country; and to be interviewed by Dr Mark Porter MBE proves that this research is viewed as a valuable project in wound care management nationwide.”

Moses 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 that sugar was not used for this purpose here.

Sugar can be used on wounds such as bed sores, leg ulcers and even amputations.

It works because bacteria needs water to grow, so applying sugar to a wound draws the water away and starves the bacteria of water. This prevents the bacteria from multiplying and they die.

Moses Murandu studied Registered General Nursing in Lesotho and did midwifery in Cape Town South Africa and also worked in Atlanta, Georgia, before coming to the UK to work at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and undertook a Masters degree at Birmingham University, supported by Professor Colette Clifford. As well as lecturing at the University of Wolverhampton, he is currently studying for a doctorate at Birmingham supported by Dr Carol Dealey.

* As The One Show is a live programme, the schedule can be subject to change.

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