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.
Mr. Collins Owek (Program Manager-PRIMEK), Phoebe Josiah (Acting Director-KEMRI), Dr. Dismas Ongore (Director-SPH) and Prof. Anabwani (Botswana)
The workshop was attended by research administrators and PI’s from NIH, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, and Ghana amongst others. The purpose of the workshop included following:-
The University’s attention is drawn to an SMS from 20133 that is circulating to students and members of staff informing that classes have been cancelled on July 7, 2014.
This is to inform all students and members of staff that academic programmes and all other activities at the University of Nairobi are proceeding normally.
The Chancellor, University of Nairobi Dr. Vijoo Rattansi on 02/07/2014 made a tour of the College of Health Sciences. Accompanying her were, the Chairman of Council Dr. Idle Farah, Vice-Chancellor Prof. G. O. Magoha, and other members of the University Management.
The 7th FASU, 2014 Mascot. The event aims to project Kenya as a pillar of sports in Africa.
The 7th Federation of African University Games (FASU) 2014 has been officially launched. The launching was done at the University of Nairobi’s Chancellor’s Court early this morning.
Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi, the Deputy Vice Chancellor - Administration & Finance (3rd Right) taken through the CRMIS computer verification process by ICT Officials
The College of Health Sciences yet again emerged top in the 2012/2013 Performance Contracting results. In the results released by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, The College emerged first, followed by the College of Education and External Studies and thirdly by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The College of Health Sciences participated in the three day event from 8th to 10th May 2014 at the Great Court, Main Campus. The Open Day’s purpose was to provide an opportunity for the College and Varsity to share information with its stakeholders on its programs and services. The 5th Open Day Exhibition was well attended by Students, Staff and the General Public.
Our guests, prospective high school students, in a past open day function at the University of Nairobi Main Campus.
The 5th University of Nairobi Open Day is scheduled for May 8th - 10th, 2014 at the Great Court, Main Campus. This will be the fifth time the event is being held since the concept was pioneered in 2008 to create an open forum of interaction between the University and its clients.
University of Nairobi Student Google Ambassadors pausing for a photo outside Taifa Hall
Google Africa team performed their prestigious Africa Connected event at the University of Nairobi’s Taifa Hall this morning. The event is an initiative by Google and partners to promote the value of the web in the lives of the people of Africa by sharing success stories powered by the web.
The College of Health Sciences successfully conducted a two days training session on Q-Pulse, a software application that helps organizations manage Quality, Safety and Risk effectively.
Q-Pulse provides all employees with a central point for all compliance data, materials and activities. The software application also makes management aware of areas in need of attention.
ICTC members of staff during their meeting in the boardroom.
ICT staff members from all campuses held a special meeting at the ICT centre in Chiromo campus.
The College of Health Sciences on 24th February 2014 played host to a visit by The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) members. The members are on country tour of partner States for the purpose of enabling EALA effectively deliver its mandate of representation, legislation and oversight. The visit also aims to implore on citizens of the East African Community to fully embrace regional integration.
The department of Anaesthesia held the final symposium for the 2013/2014 academic year on the 10th of July at LT 1. The topics were mainly on cardiology and anaesthesia for cardiac and vascular surgery.
The Kenya Society for Anaesthesiologists and the University of Nairobi Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship Programme held a one day symposium on Paediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia.
The department of anaesthesia in collaboration with World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and the Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship programme university of Nairobi held a five day intensive course on how to teach. The participants included all the academic members of the anaesthesia department, the paediatric anaesthesia fellows and other anaesthesiologists from Kenya.
This event took place on the 12th of September 2013. The department of Anaesthesia, the Kenya Society of Anaesthesiologists and The Kenyatta National Hospital Anaesthesia department came together to bid farewell to the 4 residents who completed their residency this year.
During the event, the 4 new anaesthesiologists Dr Kimani Mbugua, Dr Steve Mwangi, Dr Caroline Kariba and Dr Paul Kioko (In absentia) gave moving accounts of their journeys through residency and their hopes for the future. They also gave words of encouragement to the current residents.
The Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellows held a one day symposium on general principles of paediatric physiology, anatomy and anaesthetic management on the twelve September 2013. This is the first of monthly symposiums to be held by the Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship Programme (PAF).
Human reproduction remains a scientific field marked by continuous progress, remarkable advance and unique achievements.
ESHRE brought together experts from all over the World to discuss the most recent information, controversies and future directions in infertility care.
The College of Health Sciences on 10th December 2013 launched the Africa Coordinating Centre for abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation in an event that was marked by pomp and glamour.
The Department of Psychiatry welcomes all members of the University of Nairobi (Students and Faculty) and any groups and individuals interested in Mental Health Research, to make use of its Resource Center. It is located in the KNH Mental Health wing, - the Patient Support Center.
The Department is pleased to announce the launch of a revised Master of Medicine in General Surgery programme. The programme received Senate approval on June 9, 2014.
The last revision took place in 2009. At revision revamped the programme from a three year to a five year programme. In addition it aim is to produce a competent general surgeon registrable as a specialist in a shorter time than previous.
The Department of Surgery recently received a donation of various Audiological equipment for teaching purposes. This donation was made by Dr. Cherilee Rutherford, ( Lecturer and Director of the Msc. Advanced Audiology and Audiology Short Courses at the University College London Ear Institute).
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.
The Chairman, Department of Pharmaceutical chemistry is pleased to bring to attention to all Bachelor of Pharmacy Levels III and IV on this year's sessional University examination dates.
Level III: 3rd -21st November 2014
Level IV: 3rd -21st November 2014
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Papers will be conducted on the dates below:
UPC 313: Pharmaceutical Chemistry II (For Level III) :
Date of exam: 10th November 2014
The Chairman and staff of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry would like to wish all Bachelor of Pharmacy Level III and IV students success in this year's sessional University examinations. The exams commence on 3th November and end on the 21st November 2014.
September, 2014 MEPI Newsletter
Topic: Clinical Skills Laboratory Development
Dear MEPI Colleague,
Clinical skills laboratories are learning resource centres that seek to provide an
environment for learning clinical skills in which students can practice without
jeopardizing patient care or provoking adverse effects. It reduces the difficulties
experienced by students when they first encounter patients in wards and clinics.
The clinical skills laboratory has become an established part of medical faculties’
training programmes that offers a protected, practice and error training
environment that allows students to practice procedures on mannequins, with
standardized patients or with each other prior to performing procedural skills on
real patients. Skills laboratory trainings have been shown to improve procedural
skills in novices as well as experts. This applies to complex surgical skills as well
as basic clinical skills performed by medical students and experts.