coronavirus

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

The novel corona virus pandemic is behaving like a big river whose flow can be slowed for some time by building dams. Building dams holds back the water but if heavy rains continue even the dam is unable to hold all the water and the excess either spills over causing damage or it is released in a controlled manner. This appears to have been the underlying principle when the Covid-19 pandemic public health campaigns were designed in the United Kingdom (UK).

COVID-19: CHS Principal receives 200 face shields donation from OTPAK

The Operating Theatre Practitioners Association of Kenya (OTPAK) donated 200 face shields to the University of Nairobi (UoN) College of Health Sciences Principal, Prof. James Machoki.

The face shields were handed over to Prof. Machoki on 12th May, 2020 by OTPAK Chairman Prof. Pankaj Jani, who is also a lecturer in the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine. UoN.

Prof. Machoki: Invest more in universities' research in COVID-19 fight

The University of Nairobi (UoN) College of Health Sciences (CHS) Principal Professor James Machoki has called for increased investment to strengthen the research infrastructure and capacity of Kenyan universities in the wake of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

According to Prof. Machoki, there is need to carry out Covid-19-related research that covers scientific, medical, economic, behavioural and communication areas.

VC visits COVID-19 testing laboratory at CHS

The University of Nairobi (UoN) Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama paid a visit to the College of Health Sciences (CHS) to familiarize himself with the University’s support to the government’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

UoN expert: There is a ray of hope for Kenya in COVID-19 fight

The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kenya on 13th March, 2020.

MoH went ahead and came up with projections of the COVID-19 cases in the country and announced precautionary measures to curb the spread of the disease.

COVID-19 global survey

We are currently in the midst of a global pandemic associated with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The key to halting the rapid spread of the COVID-19 and ‘flattening the infection curve’ is public adherence to drastic and rapidly evolving public health prevention measures that are now being widely implemented around the world.

VIDEO: Online learning taking shape during COVID-19 pandemic

The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic disrupted so many functions and operations across all sectors in all countries in the world.

Following the announcement of the first COVID-19 case in Kenya, the government directed all learning institutions to be shut down as one of the measures to stop the spread of the disease.