Promoting skilled birth deliveries through maternity open days

The University of Nairobi USAID Fahari ya Jamii project in partnership with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services held a maternity open day on July 7, 2022, for the residents of the Ruaraka Sub-County. Many expectant women and the NMS Deputy Director of Health, Dr. Carol Ngunu, graced the festive celebration held at the Baba Dogo health center where they were also set to launch the new maternity wing.

USAID comes to the aid of final year medical students

The University of Nairobi (UoN) School of Medicine received Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) support worth 12 million Kenya shillings from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The PPEs were handed over to UoN Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama by Mark Meassick, the Mission Director of USAID Kenya and East Africa on 16th September, 2020.

RESEARCH: Stopping HIV from where it starts

Funding and effort has gone into understanding the body’s immune response to HIV, with scientific investigations of the blood. Now a team of UoN researchers KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR) at the University of Nairobi has been awarded two research grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Swedish Research Foundation to investigate the body’s defense but this time studying the mucosal tissues of sexual organs.