School of Medicine marks 50 years anniversary in style

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Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:10
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University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi cuts the cake as the School of Medicine marks 50 years anniversary.

The School of Medicine held major celebration as it marked 50 years anniversary since its inception in 1967.

A series of events to mark this special occasion took place mostly within the school which is located at the College of Health Sciences, Kenyatta Campus from 26th to 28th July, 2017. They included a free medical camp to the members of public, exhibitions, and career talks to invited high school students.

Each speaker at the event took time to congratulate the school for achieving the great milestone in the training of professional health professionals in Kenya and beyond.

The climax of the celebration was a gala dinner that was hosted at the University of Nairobi Towers on Friday 28th July, 2017.

Present during the dinner were, Prof. Miriam Were, Chancellor, Moi University, Prof. Peter Mbithi, UoN Vice Chancellor, Dr. Amir Thakrar, CEO, Avenue Healthcare, Prof. Fredrick Were, School of Medicine Dean and acting CHS Principal and Dr. Samuel Oroko, Chairman, Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union.

Prof. Miriam Were urged medical practitioners to stay true to their calling and above all to be more caring, ethical as they carry out their duties of looking after the sick in our midst.

Prof. Mbithi congratulated the school on its achievements and urged it to stay true to its course in producing holistic medical graduates who will plug into the country healthcare system.

Dr. Thakrar who is also the Alumni Chair, Medical School Chapter, observed that Kenya has made significant advancement in the provision of healthcare in the continent and up to 40 African countries come to the country for benchmarking purposes. His rallying call to all medics was to join the University of Nairobi Alumni Association and experience networking opportunities and job references.

Dr. Oroko urged the University Management to establish medical centers of excellence that train expertise in the whole country. He observed that medics need specialized training to cope with the healthcare challenges and medical needs of Kenyans.

The 50 year celebrations were supported by among others, Equity Bank of Kenya, National Hospital Insurance Fund and the University of Nairobi.

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