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 University of Nairobi wishes to inform all those students from the College of Health Sciences who qualified for the award of various degrees and diplomas at the end of last academic year (2013/2014) and members of the public, that the 52nd Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 commencing at 9.00 a.m. at the Chancellor’s Court next to Central Catering Unit, Main Campus.
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 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 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 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.
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.
The Federation of East African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (FEAPM) in Partnership with Academia (EAC) received funding from UNIDO to implement a regional industrial Pharmacy internship programme. The aim of this programme is to equip fresh Pharmacy graduates with practical skills needed in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.