Brief History

The college of Health Sciences is situated at Kenyatta National hospital Campus. It was established in 1985 through Act of parliament. At its inception in July 3, 1967 the college had only one faculty namely the faculty of medicine. However over the years it has expanded and now has five schools, three institutes and two centers as listed below;

  • School of Dental Sciences
  • School of Medicine (Including Pre-Clinical Departments based in Chiromo Campus)
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Nursing Sciences
  • School of Public Health
  • UoN Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID)
  • Centre for  HIV/AIDS Prevention and Research (CHIVPR)
  • Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative of clinical Research
  • Africa coordinating Centre for Abandonment of female Genital Mutilation (ACCAF)
  • East Africa Kidney institute

The college is committed to training of high caliber healthcare professionals and innovative researchers in emerging health challenges and its professionals are at the forefront of the national health policy formulation.

As a result of this remarkable contribution, more than 50% of healthcare professionals and researchers in the health sciences in Kenya have been trained at the college .This has earned the college a reputation of a leading institution in training of high caliber healthcare professionals in the eastern and central African region.

The academic programmes offered at the college are highly competitive in the market and are relevant to the country’s health needs. The college offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmmes leading to the award of diplomas and degree’s at Bachelors, Masters, Doctor of philosophy and Doctor of Medicine.