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International Conference on Health (ICH 2018) Day ONE

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Wed, 2018-11-07 08:00
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Track 1 (Lecture Theatre 3),Track 2 (Pediatrics Training &Clinical Centre)

The 1st Annual International Conference on Health day 1 was held on Wed 7th November 2018 at the college of health sciences. Activities included programme of presentations, panel discussions and interactive dialogues, the Theme was: “Towards Universal Health Coverage”. The conference brought together scientists and healthcare practitioners from both public and private sectors to share knowledge and experiences that influence and shape the practice of medicine.

The conference began with opening remarks From the Principal College of Health Sciences Professor James Machoki who emphasized Research as a key mandate of the college; Pointing  out  That researchers in the college had made significant impacts in areas of HIV/AIDS research, highlighting Projects such as ;The central province Response Integration strengthening and sustainability Project (CRISSP) which has provided support to targeted health facilities and communities in central Kenya to achieve and maintain universal access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services through a systems strengthening approach ; the international centre for AIDS care and treatment programmes (ICAP) which supports comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment, prevention of mother to child transmission and integrated TB/HIV care; The UoN centre for HIV prevention and research Most-At-Risk Populations (MARPS) project which has increased access to comprehensive HIV prevention service for MARPS in central and Eastern Provinces of Kenya; the Partnership for Advanced Care and Treatment-Centre of Excellence (PACT-CoE) project; the Partnership for advanced clinical education (PACE) support to Kenya’s public Universities and under the research theme of Vaccine development  ;the kenya AIDS Vaccine initiative –Institute of clinical research (KAVI-ICR) among others.

The Keynote speaker was Hon James Nyikal, MP who gave a quite powerful enlightening presentation on Universal Healthcare. Other Guests included Dr.Thomas  Mutie Ag CEO KNH,  DVC (Academic Affairs) Prof. Julius Ogeng'o representing the Vice Chancellor and Dr David Kariuki Representing the Cabinet Secretary.




Track 1 (Lecture Theatre 3)

Maternal Health

Track 2 (Pediatrics Training &Clinical Centre)


Chairs  : Prof. Patrick Ndavi

Rapporteurs: Dr. Peggoty Mutai and Susan Odera

Chairs: Prof. Elijah O. Ogola 

     Rapporteurs: Dr. Winnie Mutai        

Abstract No.  1,         Boniface Oyugi:            The Quality of Care and Outcomes, and the Cost Implications of the Global Free Maternal Policies: Lessons For Universal Health Coverage (UHC).


Dr. Nancy Ngugi: Current status of diabetes management

Abstract No.  54,       Pamela Miloya Godia:            Saving Mothers Lives. Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths in Kenya. Key findings.


Abstract No.  102,     Jefitha Karimurio:            Initial findings of a national project to assess burden and resources for diabetic retinopathy (DR) at referral hospitals in Kenya: Kitale Hospital-based DR study

Abstract No.  107      Agneta Kandie Chelimo:         Determinants of Post Caeserean Section Wound Sepsis Among Postnatal Mothers At Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi City County, Kenya.

Abstract No.  82,       Gabriel Waari:            Medication adherence and factors associated with poor adherence among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients on follow-up at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya.


Track 3 (Lecture Theatre 3)

Infectious Diseases

Track 4 (Pediatrics Training &Clinical Centre)


Abstract No.  71,       ROSE KAMONI: Sustainability Of Immune Response To Hepatitis B Virus Vaccination 3 Years After Vaccination Among Hiv-1 Infected And Uninfected Adults In Kenya.

Abstract No.  72        MWANDA O  WALTER: Enhancing Locally Relevant Research For Universal Health Coverage

Abstract No.  100      HELEN W. WANGAI:     Challenges of Hepatitis B Outbreak Investigation and Response in Kipipiri sub-county, Nyandarua Kenya.

Dr. John Kinuthia: Research support at Kenyatta National Hospital


Abstract No. 110 Jeanette Dawa: National Burden of Hospitalized and Non-Hospitalized Influenza-Associated Severe Acute Respiratory Illness in Kenya, 2012-2014


Prof Wamalwa Partnership for Health Research  and Training in Kenya


Dr John Kinuthia North Pacific Global Health Fellowship Program



ICH 2018 Program Nov 2018.pdf1.01 MB

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