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World Blood Donor Day celebrations at the University of Nairobi.

Clebrations to mark World Blood Donor Day were held at the University of Nairobi (UoN) on 14th June, 2016.



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UoN Great Court
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Dr. Maxwel Okoth outside Ruai family Hospital, which he owns. Source: The Star

A University of Nairobi graduate is one of the youngest doctors in Kenya to own and run a full-fledged medical facility.

Dr. Maxwel Okoth founded Ruai Family Hospital in 2011, a year after he graduated from UoN’s School of Medicine with a Bachelor of Medicine degree in 2010.



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UoN Great Court
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School of Medicine stand at the 6th University of Nairobi Open Day.

The School of Medicine was among the various exhibitors who showcased their products and services at the 6th University of Nairobi Open Day.

The Open Day was held from 28th to 30th April, 2016 at the University of Nairobi's Great Court.

Read more details here: http://chs.uonbi.ac.ke/node/18949



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Great Court, Main Campus
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A participant makes a presentation during the medical students' re-union.

It was a day to remember for University of Nairobi’s first ever and largest 26 female doctors who graduated in early 80’s from the then male dominant School of Medicine.

The doctors held a re-union on 4th February, 2016 at the College of Health Sciences to celebrate and look back on 40 years as women medical doctors in training and practice.



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College of Health Sciences
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Students in the school of Medicine participate in indexing which is a requirement of the Kenya medical practitioners and dentists board.

 

The Indexing of Medical Students in the School of Medicine was held on wed 3rd February 2016 at the school of medicine boardroom.



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School of Medicine Boardroom.
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The School of Medicine on 23rd November 2015 received a Hamilton C2 ventilator machine from Hamilton Medical.

Hamilton Medical specialises in the design and development of ventilation equipment for patients ranging from neonates to adults. 



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School of Medicine Boardroom
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Orientation of newly qualified doctors at LT III.

Newly qualified Medical Officer Interns from the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences were taken through orientation to good clinical practices on 19th November, 2015.

The 2-hour session which was held at CHS’ Lecture Theater 3 was meant to equip the new doctors with relevant information in the medical field as they start their career journey.



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CHS, LT III
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A group of 67 students from the University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences’ medical school visited Baraka Children's Home in Nairobi’s Kahawa West area.

It was a great learning experience for the students and a day to remember for the children at the home.



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Kahawa West, Nairobi
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Proceedings at the School of Medicine Board Meeting.



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Dept of Surgery board room
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KAVI Boardroom, College of Health Sciences
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Dr Caroline Mwangi with other  Operation Smile volunteers during a mission in Ho- Ghana to perform corrective surgeries for Cleft Lips & Palates in April 2016


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Ho- Ghana
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Some mentees of the Department of Anaesthesia from the School of Medicine participated in this year's Mater Heart Run under the patronage of Dr Thomas Chokwe of the Department of Anaesthesia.



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Nairobi City
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The department has the pleasure to extend  a warm welcome to all the students who qualified and were admitted to pursue the B.Sc Biochemistry degree course in the 2017/2018 academic year.



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Biochemistry department
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Dr. Martin Mulinge, a lecturer in the department of Biochemistry, attended a pre-innovation workshop on Commercialization of Research and Innovations.  This event facilitated by Prof. Evans Baiya was held at the Nairobi Safari Club on the 1st& 2nd August 2016.



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Nairobi Safari Club - Nairobi
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Members of Department of Biochemistry attended the fifth edition of the Annual Pre-clinical Ball organized by the Office of the Associate Dean.

The event was graced by the presence of the principal College of Health Sciences, Prof. Isaac O. Kibwage and the director Centre for Self Sponsored Programmes (CESSP), Prof. Julius Ogeng’o.



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Laico Regency Hotel - Nairobi
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The academic faculty in the department of biochemistry met on July 14th 2016 to review the MSc. Biochemistry curriculum.

The MSc. Biochemistry program has been offered since 1986 and is continually revised to make it relevant and has produced many biochemists who are recognized in academia and their fields of research in the country and internationally.



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Department of Biochemistry
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Dr. Martin Mulinge joined the department as a lecturer in January 2016. Previously, he worked as lecturer at South Eastern Kenya University.



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College of Health Sciences
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The University of Nairobi’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) has partnered with Merck to start a Medical Oncology Fellowship Program, starting August this year.

Merck, a leading science and technology company said the program will be conducted at UoN and is part of its efforts to improve access to cancer care and strengthen the healthcare system in emerging markets.



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Lecture Theatre III
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Prof. Nicholas Abinya responds to a question from one of the participants of the UoN/KNH Cancer Symposium.

Doctors have raised a red flag over the rising cases of cancer in Kenya over the last six years.



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LT III
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Prof. Oyoo is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Consultant Rheumatologist. He recently was appointed council member of the University of Eastern Africa,Baraton 



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[img_assist|nid=5186|title=Curriculum Review by the Thematic Unit of Clinical Pharmacology|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=75]KCB Headquarters
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Dr. Gladys Mwango presenting on the status of radiation protection during pediatric imaging in Kenya at the IAEA Workshop on Radiation Protection in Paediatric Imaging held in Nairobi Kenya.



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MMed Radiology trainees in Kenya connect to hear a live virtual lecture at UCSF

 



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Dr. Gladys Mwango, Chairperson and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine at the University of Nairobi.

Dr. Gladys Mwango is the chairperson and a senior lecturer in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine at the University of Nairobi.



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College of Health Sciences
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World Blood Donor Day celebrations at the University of Nairobi.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) hosted the World Blood Donor Day on 14th June, 2016 at the Great Court.



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Great Court - Main Campus
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Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study, Stellenbosch University
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     Prof. Anzala awarding a certificate of completion to a course participant



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Department of Medical Microbiology
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Anti-bioterrorism Training

Department of Medical Microbiology, George Washington University and the Kenya Police Service organized an antibioterrorism course for participants drawn from various police formations.



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Kenya CID Police Training School, South C
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The Department's Curriculum Review Committee deliberation during a review of the syllabus for MSc. Medical Microbiology. From Left to right: Dr. Dufton Mwaengo, Ms. Susan Odera, Dr. Moses Masika, Dr. Anne Maina and Dr. Julius Otido



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Seminar Room, Department of Medical Microbiology
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Prof. Qureshi and Dr. Kinuthia attended the World Health Organization (WHO) Multi-country, multi-centre, two-arm, parallel, double-bind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of antenatal corticosteroids for women.



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Geneva, Switzerland
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Professor P. M. Ndavi, an associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, July 11-13, 2016 represented the Kenya Obstetricians and Gynaecologists society in this training geared towards strengthening the use of WHO’s evidence based reproductive health guidelines and tools. The Ministry of Health was also represented in this training. 



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Harare, Zimbabwe
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Professor Ndavi chats with a colleague from Nigeria and Dr Nancy Kidula, one of the trainers, during a tea break.



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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Professor Omondi Ogutu attends the first International congress on Recurrent Pregnancy Loss held in Cannes, France. This was the first time experts in the field of Maternal Foetal Medicine came together to address this subject. The congress was attended by about 150 delegates from across the globe. 



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Cannes, France
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Prof. Qureshi, member of the advisory committee for the Missed Opportunities in Maternal and Infant (MOMI) health project attended the meeting in Mombasa.



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Reef Hotel, Mombasa
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Prof. Zahida Qureshi (PI) and Dr. Alfred Osoti (Co-PI) attended the investigators training and Steering Committee Meeting on the feasibility and safety study of a new device for assisted vaginal delivery, the Odon device.



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Geneva, Switzerland.
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Members of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Champion Trial Investigators Meeting held between 7th and 8th March 2016 in Belgaum, India.



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Belgaum, India
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Principal investigators Meeting for Phase I (African Region)

Prof. Qureshi (Country Coordinator for Kenya and Regional Coordinator for Anglophone countries in Africa) attended the WHO Multi-country Survey on Abortion (WHOMCS-A): Abortion-related Morbidity in the Facilities meeting at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva.



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Geneva, Switzerland
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Prof. Qureshi made a presentation on the Challenges of Postpartum Haemorrhage in Africa at the International Conference on Maternal and Newborn Health Research in India.



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Belgaum, India
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The I-CORD project is an audit of births to assess current practices for management of the third stage of labour, and for care at the time of birth for preterm infants in low and middle income countries.



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Kampala, Uganda
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A comprehensive programme of work for reducing the burden of maternal sepsis was held between 20th to 21st of April 2016, in Istanbul, Turkey.



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Istanbul, Turkey
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Dr. Rose Kosgei's wedding.

Members of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology attended the wedding of one of their own Dr. Rose Kosgei.

The team presented gifts to the newly-wed couple and wished them a blessed marriage.



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Nairobi
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Meshack Juma in front of the congress venue the Palmeraie palace in Morocco.

Mr Meshack Juma, a chief technologist at the University of Nairobi, College of Health Science, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology attended the 17th International Union of Sexually Transmitted Infections (USTI) World Congress in Marrakesh Morocco.



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Marrakesh, Morocco
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From 3rd Left: Chairman Department of ObsGyn - Prof. Omondi Ogutu, Dean School of Medicine - Prof. Frederick Were, Seniour Lecturer ObsGyn, Dr. Onesmus Gachuno, Regional Advisor SSA at USAID Mr. Jason Porter.



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College of Health Sciences, UoN
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Dr Johnstone Miheso, a Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and specialist Urogynaecologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital, gives a talk on “evaluation and management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse” and “Urine incontinence-Approach in postmenopausal women” to post graduate students at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology classroom, University of Nairobi.



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College of Health Sciences, UoN
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Professor Koigi Kamau, an associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, chairs a continuous medical education on “The role of Progesterone in early pregnancy: A critical analysis of the PROMISE trial” at the Hotel Serena, Nairobi.



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Serena Hotel, Nairobi
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department held an Obstetric Skills Seminar for Level IV MBchB students.

This is a simulated skills training meant to equip trained doctors with skills in labour monitoring, delivery and immediate neonatal care.



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Skills Lab II
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Dr. Anne Beatrice Kihara is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrical and Gynaecology. She is the Chairperson of Kenya Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society for a second term now. She is also the Vice Chairman of African Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (AFOG)
Follow this link for more details: http://www.kogs.or.ke/ board-of-governors/



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College of Health Sciences - UoN
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Dr Rose Kosgei who is a lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has been elected as an executive board member to the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), representing Africa and Mediterranean region for a six-year term beginning November 2015.



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College of Health Sciences - UoN
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department
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Professor Omondi Ogutu, Chairman Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, has been appointed to the National Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) Committee.  



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College of Health Sciences
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Part 1 Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology students having a hands on training on assisted vaginal delivery. This training was conducted in the department class room in collaboration with Chakalimu Enterprises.



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College of Health Sciences
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Prof Qureshi attended a one day Master Training workshop on use of Kiwi cup vacuum delivery device for assisted vaginal delivery.



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College of Health Sciences
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Having been nominated by The Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological society, Prof Qureshi was selected to receive a FIGO award in Recognition of Women Obstetricians/Gynaecologists at the XXI FIGO World Congress in Vancouver, Canada .She was one of 22 women gynaecologists from all over the world who received this prestigious award, which was presented by the FIGO president   PROF SIR SABARATNAM ARULKUMARAN.



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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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(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. Lily Nyamai performs cataract surgery on a patient.



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Wajir County
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Dr. Thomas Ngwiri (L) presents a certificate to Dr. Douglas Gaitho (R), one of the receipients of Prof. Hillman Award.

Dr. Ambrose Agweyu and Dr. Douglas Gaitho from the Department of Paediatics and Child Health were the recipients of Prof. Hillman Award.



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Eldoret, Kenya
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Department of Paediatrics and Child Health staff pose for a photo during the workshop.

The Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences held a workshop at Lukenya Getaway from 21st - 23rd June, 2016.



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Magharini sub County in Malindi
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Dr. Rashmi Kumar delivers a talk at the Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) conference.

Dr. Rashmi Kumar was invited to give a talk at the Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) conference.



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Nairobi
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Dr. Rashmi Kumar makes a presentation at the World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care Society (WFICCS) conference in Seoul, Korea.

 



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Seoul, Korea
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The University of Nairobi will host the Annual MEPI /NEPI Symposium from 2nd-4th August, 2016 at Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi Kenya. The theme of the conference will be *“Tackling Africa’s Health challenges: Promoting Health Professions’ Education, Practice, Research and Retention of Health Workers’’.

You are all welcome to attend this event.



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Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi
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Dr. Ahmed Laving, a lecturer at the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health attended the the first Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatobiliary & Transplant Conference held at NIMS University in Jaipur, India in February 2016.

He attended the conference following an invitation to give a talk on "use of anti-emetics in acute gastroenteritis in children".



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Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi
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The Partnership for Health Research and Training in Kenya (P-HERT) is pleased to announce applications for a 2-year Research Capacity Building program.

P-HERT is a grant awarded to the University of Nairobi by the US National Institutes of Health.



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College of Health Sciences
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Prof. Wangari Kuria with Mmed Psychiatry students during the conference.

Update on Psychopharmacology conference was held at Boma Hotel in Nairobi on 9th - 10th October, 2015.



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Boma Hotel
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The Participants of the Research Grants Opportunities Discussion



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Boma Hotel
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Professor SO Khainga together with some of his faculty and students attended a Fat Grafting Workshop organized by the Kenya Society of Plastic & Aesthetic Surgeons (KSPRAS) at the Upper Hill Medical Centre (UHMC) in Nairobi. Other participants were from Egerton University, Aga Khan University Hospital, Machakos Hospital and Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). Facilitators were from KSPRAS, Valentis Clinic, Berlin University and Human Med of South Africa. In the photo below are facilitators and participants of the workshop at UHMC seminar room on Mon 22nd August 2016.



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Upper Hill Medical Centre (UHMC), Nairobi
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Department of Surgery Chairman Prof. Peter Ndaguatha makes a presentation during the Annual Surgical Residents Forum held on 11th June, 2016.

The Annual Surgical Residents Forum was held at the University of Nairobi (UoN) College of Health Sciences (CHS) on 11th June, 2016 at Lecture Theatre III.



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LT III
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Nairobi Surgical Skills Centre - UoN Chiromo campus
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The UoN Dept of Surgery conducts a Surgical Skills Workshop for final year MB ChB students every year as part of the students' training. Students are taught knot tying and stitching techniques. In this photo students are seen preactising what they have learnt.



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Nairobi Surgical Skills Centre (NSSC)- UoN Chiromo campus
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Langata Primary School in Nairobi
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The ophthalmology 2016 finalists with the external examiner Pro Theo Seilor and the chairman Prof J. Karimurio and the neuro-ophthalmology group



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Dr. Kirsteen Awori, a senior lecturer at the department has been elected the secretary general of African Spine. He was elected during the 3rd African Spine Congress, which ws held on 11th and 12th August 2016 in Nairobi. 



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