Vision: To have a center of excellence for the training of a high level skilled, disciplined manpower capable of providing evidence based healthcare services in different resource settings, engage in research and generation of new ideas, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge.

The Participants of the Research Grants Opportunities Discussion



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The Research Coordinators cataloguing the resources at the Resource Center



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Naivasha Simba Lodge
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KAVI Boardroom, College of Health Sciences
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Dr. C.K Onyambu, a senior lecturer in the department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine,  is a recipient of the CARTA (Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa) PhD fellowship 2015 and is currently registering for the PhD program.



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Prof. Omondi Ogutu from the Department of Obstretics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi has been appointed as one of the members of the Joint International Society of Obstetric Medicine (ISOM) and International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) Global Health Committee.



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Nairobi,Kenya
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Following a collaborative initiative between UoN and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the department of Obstetrics and Gyneacology has received donations worth Ksh 3 million to improve training in emergency obstetrics. This has been achieved through the efforts of Prof. Cheserem who is School of Medicine representative at the College of Health Sciences Multidiscplinary Skills lab. Present at this initial reception are the MEPI Aim 1 lead who covers establishment of the skills lab facilities and Linda representing Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.



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College of Health Sciences
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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.



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Geneva, Switzerland
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(Dr. Wanyoike poses for a photo with colleagues at the conference)

Dr. Wanyoike Gichuhi from the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences- University of Nairobi attend the congress of the first Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders (SEUD) in Paris, France.



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Paris, France
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This year’s Annual Medical Camp organized by the Muslim Student Association University of Nairobi (MSAUN), College of Health Sciences (CHS) Chapter was held in Trans-Nzoia Primary School in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County on 18th and 19th April 2015.



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Trans-Nzoia Primary School in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County
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(Principal Investigator, Prof. Isaac O. Kibwage gives opening remarks during the MEPI site meeting)



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College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi
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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;



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College of Health Sciences
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College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi
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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.



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Istanbul, Turkey
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Human Reproduction Programme News, World Health Organization



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Geneva
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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology welcomed the new MBchB Level 4 students of Group B.

The students were welcome by the department chair Prof Qureshi Zahida and taken through the introduction process and teaching.



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Geneva
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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology held a farewell party for outgoing Associate Professor, Prof James Kiarie.

The event was Led by the Chairperson, Prof Qureshi Zahida and attended by the Department’s staff whom each got a chance to give Prof Kiarie a goodbye message.



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College of Health Sciences
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Dr. Rose Kosgei, a lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology took part in facilitation of the Operations Research (OR) course for eight days, 21st November to 28th November 2014.



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Ethiopia
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5th year Medicine students taking notes during the training.

The department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in collaboration with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) making it Happen Program and the Ministry of Health (MOH) conducted a hands-on, skills based training on emergency obstetric and neonatal care care for 272 newly qualified medical officer interns before service.



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College of Health Sciences
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Dr. Hassan consultant Orthopedic Surgeon (left) visited the department and met the chairman, Prof. atinga and lecturer, dr. fred Sitati. Dr. Hassan is planning a collaboration with the Orthopedic department with the Unit at North Durham for an exchange and research programme for the benefit of both departments



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Critical Appraisal of Research Proposals (CARP), training workshop was opened on 20th July 2015 by the Principal CHS.  The workshop will be held from 20th to 24th July, 2015 at the Silver Springs Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

The aim of the workshop is to strengthen research capacity for the country.  Various teams from institutional ethics committees were invited.



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The 12th Graduation of the mortuary science course took place on 3rd march 2015 at the department of Human Anatomy, University of Nairobi. Twenty four students graduated during the ceremony. 



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