University of Nairobi

UoN, Smile Train unveil scholarship programme to train surgeons

The world’s largest cleft-focused organization, Smile Train, has partnered with the leading University in the region, University of Nairobi , through the Department of Surgery to offer full scholarships to medical residents based in Africa to study plastic and reconstructive surgery. The scholarship program will support 20 resident doctors over the next five years in which each resident will receive $19,000 - $22,750 (KES. 2.1- KES. 2.3 million) per year.

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.

UoN hosts forum to enlighten the masses on coronavirus

A team of experts from the University of Nairobi held a public forum to enlighten the masses on the deadly coronavirus that has killed 4,900 and infected 132,000 people globally.

The experts drawn from different fields reiterated the need for personal hygiene to stay protected from the new coronavirus that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kiama’s maiden trip to CHS

University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama visited the College of Health Sciences on 2nd March, 2020.

The VC was welcomed by the College Principal Prof. James Machoki.

H e met staff from the School of Public Health thereafter toured the library to see the progress of renovations being done before heading to inspect the new building that will house the School of Pharmacy.

Cochlear implant coming soon courtesy of UoN and KNH

Cochlear implant surgeries will soon be offered by Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeons from the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).

The good news was revealed by KNH CEO Dr. Evanson Kamuri during the event that was held to mark World Hearing Day at the College of Health Sciences on 3rd March, 2020.

VIDEO: Corona virus demystified by UoN experts

Prof. Omu Anzala and Dr. Moses Masika both from KAVI Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR) have outlined helpful measures that can be undertaken to reduce the risk of corona virus outbreak in Kenya.

According to Prof. Anzala there is no vaccine for the virus that has so far killed more than 3000 people globally.

“There is no vaccine for corona virus, the nearest we are drug development,” Prof. Anzala says.