Graduands from the College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine.
Over 8,500 graduands were conferred with degrees and awarded diplomas during the 56th University of Nairobi’s graduation ceremony that was held on 2nd December, 2016.
The University of Nairobi Community will be celebrating World Aids Day on December 1, 2016 at Kenya Science Campus grounds from 7.00am to 6pm. Theme – HANDS UP FOR HIV PREVENTION- ‘Lets Engage, Prevent & Celebrate’. The activities will include entertainment, Talent Show, HIV Counseling and Testing.
College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi and Kenyatta National Hospital medical team carry Blessing, one of the baby girls who were born joined at the sacral region of lower spinal cord on 4th September, 2014, after a successful separation surgery on Wednesday.
New Frontiers in Surgery Symposium poster.
Registration to attend the KNH-UoN Symposium on “New frontiers in Surgery” is now open.
Date: Thursday 24th November 2016.
Time: 7:30am to 2:00pm.
Venue: Lecture Theatre III College of Health Sciences, UoN.
Click here <http://knh.or.ke/?page_id=3967> to register.
Registration deadline is Monday, 21st November 2016.
CHS staff being trained on USPAS in Chiromo Campus.
Staff at the College of Health Sciences (CHS) University of Nairobi (UoN) were trained on the University Staff Appraisal System (USPAS) on 26th October, 2016.
The system which was developed by staff at UoN’s Information Communication Technology Center (ICTC) is meant to ease the staff appraisal process at the University.
College of Health Sciences Principal, Prof. Isaac Kibwage gives his opening remarks at the start of the revised University QMS sensitization.
The University of Nairobi (UoN), College of Health Sciences staff were sensitized on the revised University QMS.
The sensitization was aimed at transitioning the University of Nairobi to ISO 9001:2015.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension, Prof. Lucy Irungu gives her opening remarks at the beginning of the training.
University of Nairobi (UoN), College of Health Sciences (CHS) staff were trained on research infrastructure on 20th September, 2016 at the E-Learning Centre.
School of Medicine Dean, Prof. Fredrick Were delivers his address during the second Medico-Legal Issues in Health Symposium at LT III.
Medical practitioners have been advised to always document the way they handle their patients and safely keep the records to avert cases of medical negligence.
College of Health Sciences Principal Prof. Isaac Kibwage addressing first years during orientation at Millenium Hall 2 in Chiromo Campus.
The University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences Principal Prof. Isaac Kibwage led the College management and staff in an orientation for newly admitted students on 7th September, 2016 in Chiromo Campus.
New students being adimtted to the College of Health Sciences.
More than 600 new students were admitted at the University of Nairobi’s College of Health Sciences for the 2017/2018 academic year.
The students who were admitted from 5th to 7th September, 2016 at Chiromo Campus will undertake various medicine degree programmes offered in five schools at the College.
Members of the University of Nairobi Council inspect the progress of the Pharmacy building that is under construction.
Members of the University of Nairobi (UoN) Council visited the College of Health Sciences (CHS) on 17th August, 2016.
The members were being taken around UoN campuses to inspect the progress of various infrastructure projects being undertaken by the University.
A group photo of the participants of the training at Department of Defense Headquarters.
The University of Nairobi (UoN) College of Health Sciences (CHS) Principal, Prof. Isaac Kibwage officially opened a two weeks Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Monitoring and Evaluation training for health programs at the Department of Defense Headquarters in Nairobi.
From left Prof. Peter M. Ngugi, (Director, EAKI), Prof. James Machoki, (Director, UNITID) and CHS Principal Prof. Isaac Kibwage share a light moment during the meeting at Utalii Hotel.
The College of Health Sciences (CHS) management board held a meeting on 12th June, 2016 at Utalii Hotel in Nairobi.
The University of Nairobi (UoN) has scooped position 966 out of 4128 in the recently released Google Scholar Citations (GSC) Webometrics results.
According to the results, UoN recorded a remarkable improvement by moving 130 slots up from where it was when the ranking was last done.
The University was position 1096 out of 1200 in the last ranking, but this time round 4128 universities were considered.
Prof. Anne Karani makes a presentation during the workshop.
The University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences (CHS) held a workshop on customer service on 23rd June, 2016.
The event which was held at CHS School of Medicine boardroom was aimed at sensitizing staff, mainly from Finance, Procurement and Audit Departments on how to ensure that they give satisfactory services to customers.
Capacity building on corruption prevention, ethics and integrity workshop at CHS.
The University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences (CHS) held a ethics and leadership sensitization workshop for the heads of departments/units and student leaders on 15th June, 2016.
College of Health Sciences Principal, Prof. Isaac Kibwage (L)shares a light moment with one of the attendants of the workshop.
The University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences (CHS) held a sensitization workshop for the youth, women, and persons living with disability owned entreprises on 15th June, 2016.
College of Health Sciences Principal Professor Isaac Kibwage delivers his address during the 1st KNH/UoN Complimentary and Alternative Medicines Symposium.
University of Nairobi (UoN) College of Health Sciences (CHS) Principal Prof. Isaac Kibwage says herbal medicine works and it should be used in the management of diseases.
Information Security Management System training session at the E-Learning Centre.
The College of Health Sciences ICT office conducted a training on Information Security Management System (ISMS) for its staff on 24th May, 2016.
The training which was held at the E-Learning Centre, Medical Library started at 8.30am and saw a total of 13 staff undergo the training.
The University of Nairobi Prize Giving Day ceremony was held on May 20, 2016, saw students receive awards donated by 82 donors.Among the awards is the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Trustee Fund which is in form of a gold medal to the best overall student in the University with the highest proficiency in both academic and extra-curricular activities. The awards went to Hussein Maimuna (2011/2012) and Victor Juma (2012/2013).
University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi visits the School of Pharmacy stand during the official opening ceremony of the 6th UoN Open Day. Lookong on is College of Health Sciences Principal, Prof. Isaac Kibwage.
The College of Health Sciences is among the various exhibitors who are showcasing their products and services at the 6th University of Nairobi Open Day that kicked off on Thursday.
University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi (2nd right) visits the School of Medicine stand during the official opening ceremony of the 6th Open Day. Looking on are College of Health Sciences Principal, Prof. Isaac Kibwage (left), Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs (2nd left), Dr. Fred Otieno (3rd left), and Dr. Fred Sitati.
The Fountain of Knowledge at the University of Nairobi.
The University of University (UoN) is set to reopen next week.
A statement from the Academic Registrar announced the reopening dates for the institution on Thursday evening.
The 6th University of Nairobi Open Day poster.
The sixth University of Nairobi Open Day will be held from 28th to 30th April, 2016.
The event which will be held at the Great Court under the theme: “Quality and Innovative Education to Sustain Industrial Growth”, will start at 9.30 a.m.
A group photo of the University of Nairobi’s management and a team from UNICEF during the launch of the Nairobi Innovation Week 2016 roadmap.
The University of Nairobi officially launched the Nairobi Innovation Week roadmap on 8th April, 2016.
The event which was held at the Vice Chancellor’s parlor was graced by VC Prof. Peter Mbithi.
Pictured: Prof Ruth Nduati Giving a Presentation
The school of Medicine School Board Meeting was held on Friday 1st April 2016 at 8:00 am In the Department of Surgery Boardroom.
Pictured:Omare Elkana Nyang'ari MBChB Student voting
University of Nairobi (UoN) students are going to the ballot to elect new leaders of the Students Organization of Nairobi University (SONU) for the year 2016.
The Fountain of Knowledge at the University of Nairobi.
The recent QS World University Rankings has placed the University of Nairobi (UoN) among the top 100 universities by Subject.
UoN was placed in the 51-100 category for Development studies meaning that Development Studies programmes offered at the institution meet the six performance indicators set by the assessing body.
The Director of ICT Mr. Ibrahim Otieno takes participants through the introductory phase of the workshop at the ICT Center.
Members of the expanded College Academic Board from the College of Health Sciences met on March 17, 2016 at the ICT Centre for an introductory training on using the newly developed Research Grant Management Information System (RGMIS).
A screenshot of the newly launched Online Application System.
Prospective students wishing to join the University of Nairobi will no longer have to fill manual application forms after the University automated the application process.
Applications for self-sponsored students will now be done through an online application system that was launched by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi on 14th March, 2016.
The University of Nairobi (UoN) held its annual collaborative research meeting from January 25th to 29th 2016 at the Mayfair Court Southern Sun in Nairobi.
Pictured: A group photo of staff who participated in the training.
ICT Officers at the College of Health Sciences (CHS) conducted ICT literacy training for all messengers, cleaners, drivers, security officers and SWA staff at the college.
More than 45 staff members attended the training that was conducted at the E-Learning Centre, Medical Library on 8th March, 2016 from 8.00am to 12.30pm.
The 2016 Students Organization of Nairobi University (SONU) elections will be held on 1st April, 2016.
A statement from Prof. Paul Ndegwa, the SONU 2016 Electoral Commission Chairman said nomination date, nomination procedure and the date of commencement of official campaigns will be announced later.
Professor Martin Smith From the University of witwatersrand Johannesburg-Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Department of surgery. Making a presentation on safe Pancreas Surgery: The standard care for Pancreaticoduodenectomy.
The 1ST International Congress of Kenyan Chapter of Europe-Africa Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Association
Mid-term review of the 2015/2016 performance contracts at the College of Health Sciences.
The mid-term evaluation of the College of Health Sciences (CHS) performance contract for the 2015/2016 financial year was carried out on 18th February, 2016, at the School of Medicine boardroom.
The exercise was conducted by the University of Nairobi’s Performance Contract Secretariat under the leadership of Mr. Leonard Musyoka.
Universities Academic Staff Union elections shall be held on 17th March 2016.
The elections will be supervised by the Nairobi County Labour Officer and his team in compliance with the notice issued by the Registrar of Trade Unions and in accordance with UASU constitution.
CHS teaching staff being trained on Turnitin, at the E-Learning Center.
Close to 71 teaching staff at University of Nairobi’s College of Health Sciences were successfully trained on a web based anti-plagiarism software called Turnitin.
The online room application for all 4th year, 2011 KCSE candidates has been slated for 15th February, 2015.
All the above group of students are advised to make the applications before 15th February, 2016 midnight, when the exercise will be closed. There will be no extension of the exercise after its closure.
A group photo of the facilitators and participants of the fire safety and security sensitization for staff and students at the College of Health Sciences (CHS).
The University of Nairobi’s staff and students at the College of Health Sciences, Kenyatta Campus were Tuesday sensitized on fire safety and security.
The Fountain of Knowledge at the University of Nairobi's Main Campus.
The University of Nairobi(UoN) has once again proved to be the best institution of higher learning in Kenya, after it scooped the 1st position in the just released January 2016 Webometrics ranking.
College of Health Sciences Principal, Prof. Isaac Kibwage chairs special College Management Board Meeting at the School of Medicine Boardroom.
University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences Principal (CHS), Prof. Isaac Kibwage, has asked college staff to maintain the spirit of hard work in order to achieve the college’s set goals this year.
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.
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.
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.
In a move calculated to stir performance of colleges, units and members of staff, the university management has announced that it will reward well performing departments/ units with effect from 2013/2014 year.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George Magoha presents signed copies of the performance contract to Prof. Isaac Kibwage, Principal, College of Health Sciences.
P-HERT training session at the E-Learning Centre.
On Monday 13th June 2016, the College of Health sciences Library in collaboration with the Partnership for Health Research Training (P-HEART)in Kenya conducted a training on E-Resource and Search Strategy Training to Masters students in the Department of Paediatrics.
The main objective of the training was on developing a search strategy.
Skype demo on SciFinder database session at the E-Learning centre.
The University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences (CHS) Library held a Skype demo on SciFinder database at the E-Learning centre on 02/06/2016.
Staff and students drawn mainly from the School of Pharmacy and other departments at CHS participated in the demo that was organized by the library and the database providers.
College of Health Sciences Library rolls out E-R training for users.
The College of Health Sciences Library has rolled out a two-week intensive training on access and use of E-resources to its users between 12th and 27th May,2016.
All users are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and interact freely with the library staff.
The College of Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce that Chemical Abstract Service, Division of American Chemical Society has again offered the University of Nairobi another trial on access to SciFinder database.
The trial is now live and runs from 21st March to 20th April, 2016.
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.
School of Dental Sciences Dean, Prof. Loice Gathece addressing newly admitted students at Millenium Hall 2 in Chiromo.
School of Dental Sciences Dean, Prof. Loice Gathece was among the speakers during the orientation for the newly admitted students for the 2017/2018 academic year.
A group photo of the course patricipants together with Prof. Keith Fowke, Director, IID&GHTP and UNITID Director, Prof. James Machoki.
The University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID) is hosting the International Infectious Disease & Global Health Training Program (IID&GHTP) clinical trials and research course.
The University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID) hosted a meeting with the M&E manager of UCSF and Technical team of M-Health Kenya on 3rd November 2016 at UNITID’s boardroom to discuss collaborations with the UHIV Fellowship program in terms of E-learning platform that will benefit HIV healthcare workers.
Washington State University officials pose for a photo with their hosts at the University of Nairobi after a courtesy call.
The University of Nairobi and Washington State University have won a 3.4M US Dollars grant per year for a 5-year grant through a joint application where Washington State University is the leader and UoN through its Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID) is the partner.
The University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID) held a half-day orientation for students admitted into the institute’s academic year 2016/2017 intakes for the following degree programmes on 9th September 2016 at UNITID’s Seminar Room.
The University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID) had a meeting with the Senior Leadership of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDI) on 15th September 2016 at UNITID’s boardroom to discuss a proposed internship program at DNDI and partnering with UNITID as a training institute.
The University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID) and Washington State University (WSU) facilitated a 3 days free training course on R Statistical Programming on 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at UNITID’s seminar room. Training was open to researchers, faculty and non-faculty members and graduate students.
A group photo of stakeholders who attended PGD-RM curriculum review meeting. The team was headed by the Director UNITID Prof. James Machoki (standing, seventh from right).
UNITID hosted stakeholders to review curriculum for Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Research (PGD-RM) on 31/05/2016.
PGD-RM is one of the flagship training programmes at UNITID.
University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi visits UNITID stand at the 6th UoN Open Day.
The University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical Diseases (UNITID) is among the various exhibitors who are showcasing their products and services at the 6th University of Nairobi Open Day.
The event that kicked off on Thursday was presided over by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi.
UNITID Director Prof. James Machoki (left) with Prof. Gathumbi Peter Karuri (right) of Department of Veterinary Pathology, Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Nairobi when he paid a courtesy call to UNITID on 18th January, 2016.
UNITID Director, Prof. James Machoki (second left) in a group photo with a team from Washington State University. From right to left: Dr. Thumbi Mwangi (Washington State University), Dr. Julius Oyugi (Deputy Director UNITID), Dr. Kariuki Njenga (Washington State University), Prof. Guy Palmer (Washington State University).
The Director UNITID, Prof. James Machoki (3rd from right), Deputy Director UNITID, Dr. Julius Oyugi (1st from right) in a group photo with collaborators from Colombia State University(USA), the University of Manitoba (Canada) and College of Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi.
Dr. Maurice Onditi Kodhiambo (left) presenting his PhD proposal at UNITID.
University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID) hosted Dr. Maurice Onditi Kodhiambo for the presentation of his PhD proposal on 24th March, 2016.
Photo: Exchange participants in Prague
Between 16th October and 12th November 2016, four University of Nairobi (UoN) medical students had the brilliant opportunity of spending some time in the Charité – Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany, as part of a bilateral student exchange program between the two institutions.
Prof. Were Fredrick has been re-elected unopposed as the Dean School of Medicine.
He retained the seat unopposed on Wednesday 12th October 2016 after the returning officer, Mr. Bernard Waweru, who is the University of Nairobi Academic Registrar, announced that he was the only candidate who was nominated to take up the post.
From left: Mr Francis Wanyama (Human pathology), Prof. Christine Sekadde-Kigondu (Human pathology), Dr. Giussepina Girino (R4A), Prof Fred Were (Dean SOM), Dr. Massimo Gozzelino (R4A), Dr. Gladys Mwango (Chair Imaging and Radiation dept) and Dr. Reginald Nalugala (St. Paul’s Catholic University Chaplaincy).
School of Medicine Dean, Prof. Fredrick Were addressing newly admitted students at Millenium Hall 2 in Chiromo.
School of Medicine Dean, Prof. Fredrick Were was among the speakers during the orientation for the newly admitted students for the 2017/2018 academic year.
The Dean congratulated the students for making it to the University of Nairobi and welcomed them to the School of Medicine.
World Blood Donor Day celebrations at the University of Nairobi.
Clebrations to mark World Blood Donor Day were held at the University of Nairobi (UoN) on 14th June, 2016.
Dr. Maxwel Okoth outside Ruai family Hospital, which he owns. Source: The Star
A University of Nairobi graduate is one of the youngest doctors in Kenya to own and run a full-fledged medical facility.
Dr. Maxwel Okoth founded Ruai Family Hospital in 2011, a year after he graduated from UoN’s School of Medicine with a Bachelor of Medicine degree in 2010.
School of Medicine stand at the 6th University of Nairobi Open Day.
The School of Medicine was among the various exhibitors who showcased their products and services at the 6th University of Nairobi Open Day.
The Open Day was held from 28th to 30th April, 2016 at the University of Nairobi's Great Court.
Read more details here: http://chs.uonbi.ac.ke/node/18949
A participant makes a presentation during the medical students' re-union.
It was a day to remember for University of Nairobi’s first ever and largest 26 female doctors who graduated in early 80’s from the then male dominant School of Medicine.
The doctors held a re-union on 4th February, 2016 at the College of Health Sciences to celebrate and look back on 40 years as women medical doctors in training and practice.
The Indexing of Medical Students in the School of Medicine was held on wed 3rd February 2016 at the school of medicine boardroom.
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.
Mr. Kevin Raymond Oluoch, a Tutorial Felow and a PhD Candidate attended the 11th International conference on extremophiles held on 12th-16th Sept 2016 in Kyoto, Japan. Mr Oluoch presented part of his PhD research work through a poster titled Characterization of industrially important pectinase-producing alkaliphilic bacteria isolated from lake Bogoria, a Kenyan soda lake.
Dr. Martin Mulinge, a lecturer in the department of Biochemistry, attended a pre-innovation workshop on Commercialization of Research and Innovations. This event facilitated by Prof. Evans Baiya was held at the Nairobi Safari Club on the 1st& 2nd August 2016.
Members of Department of Biochemistry attended the fifth edition of the Annual Pre-clinical Ball organized by the Office of the Associate Dean.
The event was graced by the presence of the principal College of Health Sciences, Prof. Isaac O. Kibwage and the director Centre for Self Sponsored Programmes (CESSP), Prof. Julius Ogeng’o.
The academic faculty in the department of biochemistry met on July 14th 2016 to review the MSc. Biochemistry curriculum.
The MSc. Biochemistry program has been offered since 1986 and is continually revised to make it relevant and has produced many biochemists who are recognized in academia and their fields of research in the country and internationally.
The University of Nairobi’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) has partnered with Merck to start a Medical Oncology Fellowship Program, starting August this year.
Merck, a leading science and technology company said the program will be conducted at UoN and is part of its efforts to improve access to cancer care and strengthen the healthcare system in emerging markets.
Prof. Nicholas Abinya responds to a question from one of the participants of the UoN/KNH Cancer Symposium.
Doctors have raised a red flag over the rising cases of cancer in Kenya over the last six years.
Dr. Gladys Mwango presenting on the status of radiation protection during pediatric imaging in Kenya at the IAEA Workshop on Radiation Protection in Paediatric Imaging held in Nairobi Kenya.
Dr. Gladys Mwango, Chairperson and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine at the University of Nairobi.
Dr. Gladys Mwango is the chairperson and a senior lecturer in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine at the University of Nairobi.
World Blood Donor Day celebrations at the University of Nairobi.
The University of Nairobi (UoN) hosted the World Blood Donor Day on 14th June, 2016 at the Great Court.
Department of Medical Microbiology, George Washington University and the Kenya Police Service organized an antibioterrorism course for participants drawn from various police formations.
The Department's Curriculum Review Committee deliberation during a review of the syllabus for MSc. Medical Microbiology. From Left to right: Dr. Dufton Mwaengo, Ms. Susan Odera, Dr. Moses Masika, Dr. Anne Maina and Dr. Julius Otido
Prof. Zahida Qureshi attended the WHO Multi-Country Survey Abortion Regional training meeting for Anglophone countries in Accra Ghana 1-3rdNovember 2016 at the Crowne Plaza hotel Accra.
WHO plans to carry out a survey on abortion in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Group Photo of International Collaborators with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Team members at meeting held at Hilton Euston hotel 21-22nd September 2016.
Professor Zahida Qureshi the Principal Investigator of the WOMAN Trial in KENYA participated in the “The Woman Trial Writing Committee Meeting” held in London 21-22nd September 2016.
Professor Stuart Weiner, a professor of maternal fetal medicine from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, visited the University of Nairobi Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from 12th to 16th September 2016.
Professor P. M. Ndavi, an associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, July 11-13, 2016 represented the Kenya Obstetricians and Gynaecologists society in this training geared towards strengthening the use of WHO’s evidence based reproductive health guidelines and tools. The Ministry of Health was also represented in this training.
Professor Omondi Ogutu attends the first International congress on Recurrent Pregnancy Loss held in Cannes, France. This was the first time experts in the field of Maternal Foetal Medicine came together to address this subject. The congress was attended by about 150 delegates from across the globe.
Principal investigators Meeting for Phase I (African Region)
Prof. Qureshi (Country Coordinator for Kenya and Regional Coordinator for Anglophone countries in Africa) attended the WHO Multi-country Survey on Abortion (WHOMCS-A): Abortion-related Morbidity in the Facilities meeting at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva.
The I-CORD project is an audit of births to assess current practices for management of the third stage of labour, and for care at the time of birth for preterm infants in low and middle income countries.
Meshack Juma in front of the congress venue the Palmeraie palace in Morocco.
Mr Meshack Juma, a chief technologist at the University of Nairobi, College of Health Science, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology attended the 17th International Union of Sexually Transmitted Infections (USTI) World Congress in Marrakesh Morocco.
From 3rd Left: Chairman Department of ObsGyn - Prof. Omondi Ogutu, Dean School of Medicine - Prof. Frederick Were, Seniour Lecturer ObsGyn, Dr. Onesmus Gachuno, Regional Advisor SSA at USAID Mr. Jason Porter.
Dr Johnstone Miheso, a Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and specialist Urogynaecologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital, gives a talk on “evaluation and management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse” and “Urine incontinence-Approach in postmenopausal women” to post graduate students at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology classroom, University of Nairobi.
Professor Koigi Kamau, an associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, chairs a continuous medical education on “The role of Progesterone in early pregnancy: A critical analysis of the PROMISE trial” at the Hotel Serena, Nairobi.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department held an Obstetric Skills Seminar for Level IV MBchB students.
This is a simulated skills training meant to equip trained doctors with skills in labour monitoring, delivery and immediate neonatal care.
Dr. Anne Beatrice Kihara is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrical and Gynaecology. She is the Chairperson of Kenya Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society for a second term now. She is also the Vice Chairman of African Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (AFOG)
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Dr Rose Kosgei who is a lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has been elected as an executive board member to the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), representing Africa and Mediterranean region for a six-year term beginning November 2015.
Part 1 Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology students having a hands on training on assisted vaginal delivery. This training was conducted in the department class room in collaboration with Chakalimu Enterprises.
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 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.
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 first residents in the medical exchange program honoring Ambassador Chris Stevens came from the University of Nairobi. From left to right: Dr. Anne Stevens, Mr. Loyal Moore, Dr. Maneesh Batra, Dr. Bruder Stapleton, and visiting residents Dr. Jemimah Karingi Mugo and Dr. Douglas Kinuthia Gaitho.
Dr. Thomas Ngwiri (L) presents a certificate to Dr. Douglas Gaitho (R), one of the recipients of Prof. Hillman Award.
Dr. Ambrose Agweyu and Dr. Douglas Gaitho from the Department of Paediatics and Child Health were the recipients of Prof. Hillman Award.
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health staff pose for a photo during the workshop.
The Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences held a workshop at Lukenya Getaway from 21st - 23rd June, 2016.
Dr. Rashmi Kumar delivers a talk at the Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) conference.
Dr. Rashmi Kumar was invited to give a talk at the Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) conference.
Dr. Ahmed Laving, a lecturer at the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health attended the the first Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatobiliary & Transplant Conference held at NIMS University in Jaipur, India in February 2016.
He attended the conference following an invitation to give a talk on "use of anti-emetics in acute gastroenteritis in children".
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.
Prof. Wangari Kuria with Mmed Psychiatry students during the conference.
Update on Psychopharmacology conference was held at Boma Hotel in Nairobi on 9th - 10th October, 2015.
By: Professor Peter Amollo Odhiambo
The first open heart surgery in Kenya was done in 1973. Even when the open heart surgery programme as we know it today, in 1975, a good number of heart patients still went abroad for open heart operations. We however won the bruising battle between advocates of overseas dependence and local development, at the close of the nineteen seventies and early eighties.
The separated twins, Blessing and Favour playing with their mother in the ward. Inset: Dr. Fred Kambuni (L) and Dr. Chris Musau (R), the two were awarded the Order of the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) by President Uhuru Kenyatta after leading a medical team that successfully separated the twins in November.
The twin girls, Blessing and Favour who were separated early last month in a landmark operation. They are recovering well six weeks after the surgery.
The twins who were separated by a medical team from the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta National Hospital six weeks ago are recovering well.
University of Nairobi surgeon among 1,823 Initiated
into American College of Surgeons
Dr. Daniel Kinyuru Ojuka was among 1,823 Initiates from around the world who
became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the Convocation ceremony at the College’s 2016 annual Clinical Congress in Washington, DC, in October 2016. The year 2016 class of Initiates was among one of the largest ever admitted into the College.
Members of the joint team pose for a group photo after successfully conducting the 23-hour operation to separate conjoined twins at Kenyatta National Hospital on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
From left: Prof. Stanley Khainga, Dr. Adan Abdullahi and Dr. Kimani Wanjeri, all from the University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences, Department of Surgery.
Department of Surgery Chairman Prof. Peter Ndaguatha makes a presentation during the Annual Surgical Residents Forum held on 11th June, 2016.
The Annual Surgical Residents Forum was held at the University of Nairobi (UoN) College of Health Sciences (CHS) on 11th June, 2016 at Lecture Theatre III.
The UoN Dept of Surgery conducts a Surgical Skills Workshop for final year MB ChB students every year as part of the students' training. Students are taught knot tying and stitching techniques. In this photo students are seen preactising what they have learnt.
The University Of Nairobi, School Of Nursing Sciences Director Prof. Grace M. Omoni led other staff in an orientation for newly admitted students at the School on 27th September, 2016.
School of Nursing Sciences Director, Prof. Grace Omoni addressing newly admitted students at Millenium Hall 2 in Chiromo.
School of Nursing Sciences Director, Prof. Grace Omoni was among the speakers during the orientation for the newly admitted students for the 2017/2018 academic year.
Prof. Robertson delivers her address during her visit to the School of Nursing Sciences.
Cheryl Robertson is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, University of Minnesota. She is the West Congo Basin University Lead on the project “RESPOND Global Program for Outbreaks of Emergent Zoonotic Diseases” under the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threat Program.
University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi visits the School of Nursing stand at the 6th UoN Open Day.
The School of Nursing Sciences was among the various exhibitors who showcased their products and services at the 6th University of Nairobi Open Day.
The Open Day was held from 28th to 30th April, 2016 at the University of Nairobi's Great Court.
Prof. Sinegugu Duma (L) during her visit to the School of Nursing Sciences.
Professor Sinegugu E. Duma of Division of Nursing and Midwifery School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape town, South Africa visited the School of Nursing Sciences from 22nd -26th February 2016.
Nurses and midwives are critical and transformative frontline health care agents that comprise 70% of Human Resource for Health (HRH) in Kenya providing the bulk of health services in rural health facilities; they are the first line of contact with clients in provision of health services within low income and hardship settings.
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.
B. Pharm. Year IV 2016/2017 Continous Assessment Test in Pharmaceutical Chemistry IV will be held on 6th February, 2017. The CAT is scheduled to start at 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
Candidates are reminded to familiarize themselves with, and observe University Rules and Regulations on University examinations.
Candidates to be seated at the examination venue by 8.45 a.m.
Dr. Rajshekhar Karpoormath gives a public lecture at the School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Rajshekhar Karpoormath, the newly appointed external examiner in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, gave a public lecture at the School of Pharmacy on 16th November, 2016.
A PUBLIC LECTURE ON “TARGET BASED DRUG DESIGN AND BIOSENSORS:
SOLUTIONS FOR COMMUNICABLE AND NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES”
This is to invite all academic staff and postgraduate students to the above mentioned lecture. The Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Rajshekhar Karpoormath of the University of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Prof. Mutuku A. Mwanthi.
Professor Mutuku A. Mwanthi is the new Director of the School of Public Health.
Prof. Mwanthi’s appointed was made by the University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi on 5th October, 2016 and resumed office on 13th October, 2016.
School of Health Director, Dr. Dismas Ongore addressing newly admitted students at Millenium Hall 2 in Chiromo.
School of Public Health Director, Dr. Dismas Ongore was among the speakers during the orientation for the newly admitted students for the 2017/2018 academic year.
Dr. Dismas Ongore delivers his address during the orientation of new students at EAKI.
School of Public Health Director, Dr. Dismas Ongore was among the people who addressed the first batch of students admitted at the East African Kidney Institute (EAKI).
Prof. Peter Odhiambo (center) holding the WHO award he received on behalf of the Tobacco Control Board Kenya in recognition of outstanding contribution to tobacco control with Dr. Tom Olewe (2nd left), Mr. Gitali (2nd right) and students.
Prof. Atinga visited St. Mary's Mission Hopsital in Elementaita. On the left (Dr. Lemayian) a former registrar in the department of Orthopaedic sugery shows Proffessor the theatre and other facilities at the hospital.
Prof. Atinga, Dr. Gakuya, Dr. Sitati and students of the university of Nairobi held a surgical camp in Homa bay county in July 2016.
Prof. Atinga (second right) gives donation to a homa bay county hospital. Looking on are members of a Homa bay hospital and Dr. gakuya (extreme left).