UoN/KNH 5th International Conference on Health

Call for Papers
The University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences (CHS) and Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) will host the 5th International Conference on Health (ICH 2021).  The conference will bring together leading healthcare practitioners and intellectual leaders from Kenya and around the world. The insights from the conference will provide directions for the health agenda in Kenya and globally.


In 2021, countries face pressing challenges in health care due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Many countries, including Kenya, are readjusting their health care and socio-economic agenda to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 pandemic by refocusing new efforts on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, technologies, innovations, disease epidemiology and vaccination to combat disease dissemination of the SARS-CoV-2.

Moreover, governments globally still need to make progress towards achievements of their commitments to their health care agenda, under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3), to promote access to quality essential healthcare services, safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all; with financial risk protection.

The Covid-19 pandemic has however disrupted the progress of many governments towards the optimal achievement of health care goals; including attaining targets for the level of service coverage; level of immunization coverage; health services for non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer; services for infectious diseases; the proportion of households with significant expenditures on health; and strengthening the prevention and treatment of mental illness and substance abuse.

Healthcare and Innovation in the Pandemic Era is therefore the theme of ICH 2021.

The ICH 2021 conference aims to provide a forum for researchers, clinicians, academicians, leading health practitioners, students and stakeholders to present their research and expert opinions on research, policy and professional practice. The conference will help define specific concerns in health and the roadmap to optimally delivering and achieving optimal health care in the Covid-19 pandemic era, and facilitate strategic engagement for health. Papers will be drawn from a broad range of the health sciences and related disciplines


 Healthcare and Innovation in the Pandemic Era


1)     Innovations in Health 10)   Mental Health
2)     Infectious Diseases 11)  Quality and safety
3)    Non-communicable Diseases 12)   Biosafety, biosecurity, bioethics
4)     e-Health 13)   Reproductive Health
5)     Maternal and Child Health 14)   Pharmaceutical Care
6)     Health Governance 15)   Medical education
7)     Oral Health 16)    Laboratory and Diagnostic Sciences
8)   Surgical care 17)    Critical care
9)   Public Health 18)    Resilience and Covid – 19


The conference targets academicians, professionals and students from various health and research fields to present original research or expert commentaries in oral or poster sessions.


Abstracts Submission portal: www.knh.or.ke/index.php/research/


Abstract submission deadline: 30th September 2021



Participants:                                  KSh. 1000.00 (USD 10)

Students:                                       KSh. 500.00 (USD 5)


Payment can be made cash deposits or transfers to University of Nairobi or Kenyatta National Hospital

Bank details:

Account name:                  University of Nairobi Research Grant

Account number:              1104657112

Bank:                                 Kenya Commercial Bank

Branch:                              University Way

Bank code:                        01167

Swift code:                        KCBLKENX


Account name:      Kenyatta National Hospital Revenue

Account number: 1003058005200

Bank:                     National Bank of Kenya Ltd

Branch:                 Hospital Branch

Bank code:            012025

Swift code:            NBKEKENXXX

Please send a scanned copy of the transfer details addressed to: j.meme@uonbi.ac.ke; or to: knhresearch@gmail.com.

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