Covid-19

UoN hold 63rd graduation ceremony virtually

The 63rd University of Nairobi (UoN) graduation ceremony was held virtually on 25th September, 2020 at the Great Court.

UoN Chancellor Dr. Vijoo Rattansi conferred degrees and awarded diplomas to 2,851 graduands who followed the event that was streamed live due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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USAID comes to the aid of final year medical students

The University of Nairobi (UoN) School of Medicine received Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) support worth 12 million Kenya shillings from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The PPEs were handed over to UoN Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama by Mark Meassick, the Mission Director of USAID Kenya and East Africa on 16th September, 2020.

Study reveals increase in use of antibiotics in Africa and Asia due to COVID-19

A study has shown an increase in the use of antibiotics and antimalarials in Africa and Asia due to corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The study was conducted by Dr. Sylvia Opanga, a senior lecturer at the School of Pharmacy, University of Nairobi together with other scholars in Africa and Asia.

Dr. Opanga presented the study with its findings during the UoN-CHS COVID-19 Research Forum held on Tuesday 4th August, 2020.

CHS COVID-19 Response and Research Committee holds its third virtual research forum

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) COVID-19 Response and Research Committee continues to hold virtual research forums to discuss research being conducted at CHS towards COVID-19 response.

The 3rd forum was held on 21st July, 2020 where Prof. Peter Mungai, from the School of Medicine was the presenter.

CHS COVID-19 Response and Research Committee holds its second virtual research forum

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) COVID-19 Response and Research Committee held its second virtual research forum on 14th July, 2020, a week after holding the inaugural session on 7th July, 2020.

The presentation and discussion during the 2nd session revolved around offering psychological support to frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CHS COVID-19 pandemic response and research committee holds inaugural research forum

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) COVID-19 Response and Research Committee held inaugural virtual research forum on 7th July, 2020.

The main objective of holding the session was to discuss research being conducted at CHS towards COVID-19 response.

There are several exciting research projects lined up for presentation during the sessions that will be held every Tuesday from 9am to 10am.

Dr. Ombajo: Reopening will be associated with rise in COVID-19 cases

Catch up with Dr. Loice Ombajo, a senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi and Head of Infectious Disease Unit at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) interview on Citizen Television.

Dr. Ombajo has been on the frontline of case management at KNH since Kenya reported the first coronavirus (COVID-19) case in March 2020.

Dental School receives personal protective kits as it embarks on gradual reopening

The University of Nairobi (UoN) School of Dental Sciences (SDS) received a donation of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic containment items on 23rd June, 2020.

The University Health Services (UHS) also benefited from the donation as it continues to offer services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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).