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
Lecture Theatre III UoN
The College of Health Sciences successfully held its 2014/2015 Performance Contracting negotiations with the University of Nairobi's Performance Contracting Secretariat on 30/07/2014. The meeting was held at the Central Catering Unit - CCU, University of Nairobi.
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:
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.
5th year Medicine students taking notes during the training.
The department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in collaboration with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) making it Happen Program and the Ministry of Health (MOH) conducted a hands-on, skills based training on emergency obstetric and neonatal care care for 272 newly qualified medical officer interns before service.
A community outreach was carried out by MBCHB Level IV students rotating in Community Health on 15th August 2014 at Ndeiya Chiefs Camp and Rwacumari Primary school both in Ndeiya sub location both in Limuru District.
Dr. Hassan consultant Orthopedic Surgeon (left) visited the department and met the chairman, Prof. atinga and lecturer, dr. fred Sitati. Dr. Hassan is planning a collaboration with the Orthopedic department with the Unit at North Durham for an exchange and research programme for the benefit of both departments
Critical Appraisal of Research Proposals (CARP), training workshop was opened on 20th July 2015 by the Principal CHS. The workshop will be held from 20th to 24th July, 2015 at the Silver Springs Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
The aim of the workshop is to strengthen research capacity for the country. Various teams from institutional ethics committees were invited.
The 12th Graduation of the mortuary science course took place on 3rd march 2015 at the department of Human Anatomy, University of Nairobi. Twenty four students graduated during the ceremony.