Launch of Covid-19 Vaccination Accelerated Programme

UoN’s USAID Fahari ya Jamii project took part in the Nairobi accelerated COVID-19 vaccination campaign launch at Kibra Level 3 Hospital on Thursday, 2nd June 2022. The campaign targets to have at least 70% of the population in Nairobi vaccinated in the next six weeks. Currently, 48.9% (1,492,877) of the population in Nairobi is fully vaccinated against a targeted population of 3,052,494 persons.

Study shows upsurge of vitamins during emergence of COVID-19

There was an increase in utilization of vitamins and immune boosters during the emergence of COVID-19 disease.

This was revealed in a study conducted by a number of scholars, among them Dr. Sylvia Opanga from the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi.

The study further revealed that no antimalarials or antibiotics were dispensed without a prescription despite the hype and requests.

UoN medical experts spearhead development of guidelines on case management of COVID-19 in Kenya

Medical experts from the University of Nairobi (UoN) Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) spearheaded the development of guidelines on case management of COVID-19 in Kenya released by the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The team of experts that developed the guidelines was led by Dr. Loice Ombajo, senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi and Head of Infectious Disease Unit at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).

UoN scientists join their African counterparts to find vaccines and medicine in the continent

Research scientists from the University of Nairobi have teamed up with their colleagues from other African countries to form the Sisulu Foundation for African and Pandemic Disease Response (The Sisulu Foundation).

Covid-19 Vaccine Acceptability among Healthcare Workers in Kenya

Safety concerns, need for more information, fear of side effects, lack of trust in the government or the vaccine, short duration that vaccine development has taken and concerns on efficacy are the attributes to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers in Kenya.

According to an online survey conducted by researchers from the University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences, there is need for deeper engagement through health facility platforms and professional associations to address specific fears and questions on the vaccine by the healthcare workers.

UoN rolls out COVID-19 vaccination

The University Health Services has now been registered as a COVID-19 Vaccination Centre by the Ministry of Health and the Nairobi County Government, through the Nairobi Metropolitan Services.

The Vaccination will commence on Thursday April 8, 2021 at 8.30AM outside of the Main Students Clinic. It should be noted that the University Vaccination Centre will be required to observe Government prioritization guidelines and to comply with COVID-19 health protocols. In this regard, the following categories of the priority target groups will be eligible: