University of Nairobi Internal Quality Auditors toured the College of Health Sciences (CHS) on 30th November to conduct the 15th International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Internal Quality Audit for ISO 9001:2008.
The University of Nairobi wishes to inform all students who qualified for the award of various degrees and diplomas at the end of last academic year (2014/2015) and members of the public, that the 54th Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015 commencing at 9.00 a.m. at the Chancellor’s Court next to Central Catering Unit, Main Campus.
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CHS acting Principal Prof. Patrick Ndavi plants a tree at Kanyariri farm.
University of Nairobi (UoN) College of Health Sciences (CHS) staff and students took part in a tree planting drive organized by the University in collaboration with Lions Club International – Muthaiga.
Soccer players warming up before playing a match.
The College of Health Sciences (CHS) Sports Department offers an array of sports disciplines ranging from team sports, to individual sports. The intramural games include inter-level and inter-schools competitions.
Two University of Nairobi (UoN) students have developed a new platform that connects like-minded people across the world depending on their interests.
Sidney Rema, a 3rd year Medical student and Phelix Juma, also a 3rd year Engineering student at UoN, are the brains behind the site called VoSpine.
College of Education and External Studies Principal Prof. Isaac Jumba being shown around the University of Nairobi stand at the 2015 Nairobi International Trade Fair.
University of Nairobi (UoN) College of Health Science (CHS) was among hundreds of exhibitors at the just concluded 2015 Nairobi International Trade Fair.
The College had an opportunity to showcase how it is effectively uses technology to teach medical students through the Telemetry System.
University of Nairobi Alumni Association (UONAA) will hold the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 24th October, 2015 at the Central Catering Unit building (CCU).
Top on the agenda during the AGM, will be the election of new office bearers, who include; Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Organizing Secretary, Deputy Organizing, Secretary, Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer, and Newsletter Editor.
A photo session for WWAMI delegation and their hosts from CHS.
A delegation from University of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI) visited the University of Nairobi (UoN) to share experiences towards implementation of decentralized Medical Education by both universities.
College of Health Sciences Principal Prof. Isaac Kibwage chairs special college academic board meeting at the School of Medicine boardroom.
Members of the College of Health Sciences Academic Board held a special meeting on 23rd September, at the School of Medicine boardroom.
The meeting was chaired by college Principal Prof. Isaac Kibwage.
University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences was privileged to host the 2015 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Africa Tour on 22nd September, 2015.
The event, which was held at CHS Lecture Theatre III, was sponsored by Excellence in Medical Education (EXCEMED) together with other partners.
University of Nairobi (UoN) College of Health Sciences (CHS) and Kenyatta National Hospital held a symposium to address the alcoholism menace in the country.
The symposium under the theme; Responding to the National Alcoholism Crisis was held on 11th September, 2015 at Lecture Theatre III.
College of Health Sciences Principal Prof. Isaac Kibwage addressing first years during orientation at Millennium Hall 2, Chiromo Campus.
University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences (CHS) held orientation for newly admitted students for 2016/2017 academic year.
The University of Nairobi (UoN) has made it to the list of top 900 universities in the world.
According to the latest QS World University Rankings, UoN was ranked position 701 out of 891 in a survey that considered 3,539 institutions of higher learning worldwide.
Also read:UoN maintains top position in the region
College of Health Sciences Principal Prof. Isaac Kibwage oversees students’ registration exercise at Chiromo Campus.
University of Nairobi (UoN) College of Health Sciences (CHS) admitted more than 390 new students on day one of registration of first years for the 2016/2017 academic calendar.
University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences Principal Prof. Isaac Kibwage and Kenyatta National Hospital CEO Lily Koros exchange signed copies of KNH and UoN specialists' duties and responsibilities at the Boma Hotel.
The University of Maryland Baltimore supported the procurement of reference books on research thematic areas:
Group photo: Second Critical Appraisal of Research Proposals (CARP) training from 20th to 24th July, 2015 at Silver Springs Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop was opened by Prof. Loice Gathece (seated third right), Dean, School of Dental Sciences on behalf of the Principal, CHS NACOSTI was represented by Dr. Simon Langat (seated fifth right)
Members follow proceedings during the education day at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS).
The University of Nairobi Pension Scheme Board of Trustees continue to educate members of the scheme on the benefits of investing and planning for retirement.
The School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics, Unit of Clinical Infectious Disease and the Infectious Diseases Society of Kenya held a two Symposium dubbed “Infectious Disease Symposium 2015”. The Symposium whose theme is Antimicrobial use and resistance in Eastern Africa was held at Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi.
Symposium tracks highlighted during the two day event were as follows:
Aerobic dance is a form of physical exercise with rythimical routine that combines cardio vascular, muscular strength and endurance exercises as well as flexibility segments. The benefits of aerobics are therefore holistic in nature.
CHS Interschools 4 by 100 metres women competition.
The event was held on 9th May, 2015 at Kenya Science Campus. The disciplines of competition were soccer, badminton, darts, basketball, chess, table-tennis, scrabble, athletics and swimming.
Inter-Schools mode of competition was used. However Biochemistry fielded an independent soccer team, while Medical Laboratory Science and Technology (MLST) seeded some swimmers.
Cancer is ranked third as a cause of death in Kenya, preceded by Infectious and Cardiovascular diseases. This was from a report on the Cancer Burden in the Country dated, 2010. On 8th of April 2015, the College of Health Sciences (CHS) in conjunction with Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) held a Symposium dubbed “Taking Cancer Care to the Next Level.”
On 28th February 2015, the College of Health Sciences undertook through its performance contract targets to carry an awareness activity aimed at reducing the prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse as well as mitigate HIV/AIDS infections. In attendance were College students and staff members of the University of Nairobi.
Principal investigators (PI's) from 12 African institutions funded under the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) program arrived in Nairobi on Sunday February 8, 2015 for the PI Council meeting hosted by the Principal of the College of Health Sciences, Prof Isaac O. Kibwage.
The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi met with the College Academic Board Members on Friday 23rd January 2015. On his arrival he commissioned two new buses and planted a commemorative tree before making his way to lecture theater III to address the Board Members.
Research and Programs Department in collaboration with Kenyatta National Hospital and University of Nairobi Departments of General Surgery and Orthopaedic are organizing a symposium on “Infection Control in Surgery to Optimize Patient Outcomes” The symposium will provide opportunity to share updates in infection control measures following Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobilliary, Urology, Orthopaedics, Plastic & Reconstruction, Neuro-Surgery, Opthalmology, Cardiothocic, Spine, Hand, Foot and Paediatric Surgery. In addition, there
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The College of Health Sciences Library hosted newly admitted post graduate students from the School of Pharmacy for orientation on Monday.
More than 40 students attended the event, which was held at the library’s E-Learning Centre.
CHS Librarian Mr. John Mwangi receives book donation from Mr. Joseph Mbugua, the Oxford University Press team leader in charge of Higher Education and International Schools.
University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences Library received a generous book donation from the Oxford University Press, East Africa on 15th October, 2015.
University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences (CHS) library is pleased to announce that following a senior staff meeting with SciFinder Database representative, Paul Peters, Chemical Abstract Service, Division of American Chemical Society has offered the University of Nairobi access to SciFinder database on trial basis.
The trial runs from 11th September to 12th December 2015.
The college of health Sciences Librarian Mr. George Nyalwal took Masters Students through CHS Library Orientation on 23/9/2014.
The students were given tour of the library and instructed on how to access the following:
The University of Nairobi together with the Ministry of Health and the Wrigley Company (EA) Limited launches the Kenya National Oral Health Survey Report – 2015.
Orientation of newly qualified doctors at LT III.
Newly qualified Medical Officer Interns from the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences were taken through orientation to good clinical practices on 19th November, 2015.
The 2-hour session which was held at CHS’ Lecture Theater 3 was meant to equip the new doctors with relevant information in the medical field as they start their career journey.
A group of 67 students from the University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences’ medical school visited Baraka Children's Home in Nairobi’s Kahawa West area.
It was a great learning experience for the students and a day to remember for the children at the home.
University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences is set to officially launch the projects it has been working on with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This was revealed during a visit to the college by a delegation from CDC, followed by a meeting at Embankment Plaza on1st October, 2015.
Having been nominated by The Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological society, Prof Qureshi was selected to receive a FIGO award in Recognition of Women Obstetricians/Gynaecologists at the XXI FIGO World Congress in Vancouver, Canada .She was one of 22 women gynaecologists from all over the world who received this prestigious award, which was presented by the FIGO president PROF SIR SABARATNAM ARULKUMARAN.
Prof. Omondi Ogutu from the Department of Obstretics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi has been appointed as one of the members of the Joint International Society of Obstetric Medicine (ISOM) and International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) Global Health Committee.
Following a collaborative initiative between UoN and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the department of Obstetrics and Gyneacology has received donations worth Ksh 3 million to improve training in emergency obstetrics. This has been achieved through the efforts of Prof. Cheserem who is School of Medicine representative at the College of Health Sciences Multidiscplinary Skills lab. Present at this initial reception are the MEPI Aim 1 lead who covers establishment of the skills lab facilities and Linda representing Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Prof Zahida Qureshi, Chairperson Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology attended the World Health Organization Odon Device Trial: Independent Scientific Advisory Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, 7-8 May 2015.
(Dr. Wanyoike poses for a photo with colleagues at the conference)
Dr. Wanyoike Gichuhi from the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences- University of Nairobi attend the congress of the first Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders (SEUD) in Paris, France.
This year’s Annual Medical Camp organized by the Muslim Student Association University of Nairobi (MSAUN), College of Health Sciences (CHS) Chapter was held in Trans-Nzoia Primary School in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County on 18th and 19th April 2015.
The first level 4 skills day in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology was conducted on 6th and 7th February 2015. Students were taken through ten (10) obstetrics and (10) gynecology skills under the leadership of the chairperson, Prof. Zahida Qureshi, Prof Eunice Cheserem, Dr. Rose Kosgei and Dr. Alfred Osoti.
Some of the skills covered included;
Prof Zahida Qureshi, Chairperson Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology attended a WHO meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, 22-23 January 2015 on Maternal Near-Miss Approach and Quality of Care: Research and Implementation
The concept of “maternal near-miss,” indicating very severe maternal morbidity, has evolved during the past two decades.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology welcomed the new MBchB Level 4 students of Group B.
The students were welcome by the department chair Prof Qureshi Zahida and taken through the introduction process and teaching.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology held a farewell party for outgoing Associate Professor, Prof James Kiarie.
The event was Led by the Chairperson, Prof Qureshi Zahida and attended by the Department’s staff whom each got a chance to give Prof Kiarie a goodbye message.
Dr. Rose Kosgei, a lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology took part in facilitation of the Operations Research (OR) course for eight days, 21st November to 28th November 2014.
The Partnership for Health Research and Training in Kenya (P-HERT) is pleased to announce applications for a 2-year Research Capacity Building program.
P-HERT is a grant awarded to the University of Nairobi by the US National Institutes of Health.
BSc.N Class of 2015 students taking the Nurses’ Pledge.
More than 115 BSc.N Class of 2015 students were formally inducted into the noble nursing profession after taking the Nurses’ Pledge on Monday.
The graduands, who are expected to graduate on 4th December, 2015 took the Pledge, led by College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing Sciences Director, Prof. Grace Omoni.
BSc.N Class of 2015 students pose for a photo at the school compound.
School of Nursing Sciences Director Prof. Grace Omoni has hailed BSc.N Class of 2015 students for their dedication in studies after they successfully completed the four-year course.
Dr. Sabina Wakasiaka attends to a fistula patient at Kisii Level 5 Hospital. With her is a team of other health practitioners.
Each year, Dr. Wakasiaka participates in the fistula outreach team activities where women’s dignity is restored through fistula surgery for free.
A group of 4th year Bachelor of Science Nursing students visited Karen Health Centre on 16th October, 2015.
The students were on a clinical rotation at the health facility, and were accompanied by their mentor Dr. Sabina Wakasiaka and senior nursing officers, Dr. Nderi and Nchogu.
School of Nursing Sciences Director Prof. Grace Moraa addressing first years during orientation at Millennium Hall 2, Chiromo Campus.
School of Nursing Sciences Director Prof. Omoni Grace Moraa congratulated and welcomed all first years admitted to the school for the 2016/2017 academic year.
School of Public Health Director Dr. Dismas Ongore addressing first years during orientation at Millennium Hall 2, Chiromo Campus.
University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health Director Dr. Dismas Ongore advised first years to make good use of their time while in school to make their future better.
Led by Dr. Olewe, the club organized an awareness talk on Hepatitis with two speakers from the University.
Led by Dr. Olewe, the club organized an awareness talk on Hepatitis with two speakers from the University.
The talk targeted medical students with the hope that they would aid in disseminating the information to the community.
The department of ophthalmology held a curriculum review stakeholders meeting at the Silver springs Hotel on the 19th November 2015. The meeting brought together the academic staff, students representatives, NGO representatives, alumni, Government representatives and representatives of private eye hospitals in a forum to revise the current Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmology curriculum.
The 2015 MicroResearch Training will start on the 23rd November 2015, through December 4th 2015.This year's objective is strengthening the Research Capacity for the Health care workers from the Arid and Semi Arid Lands(ASAL).
Staff and students from the department of Ophthalmology participated in a successiful outreach in Isiolo between 9 and 18 November 2015. More that 21 sight restoring surgeries were performed with more tha 100 patients seen in the outpatient department