4th March, 2019

  • Regional Family Physicians trained
  • Research in progress

Kenyatta University hosted a 5 day Family Medicine Training of Clinical

Trainers (TCT) course for 25 Family Physicians drawn from 7 countries from

Sub-Saharan Africa from 4th March, 2019. The training was facilitated by Family Physicians and Education experts from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, which has an ongoing MoU with KU, and the Royal College of General Practitioners, United Kingdom. The aim of the training was to improve the education and training of Family Physicians in Sub-Saharan Africa region which will contribute towards strengthening Primary Health Care, Family Medicine and Universal Health Care. The Vice-Chancellor hosted a cocktail party for them and encouraged them to seek collaborations with Kenyatta University. Delegates had a chance to tour the Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital.

4th March, 2019

The School of Medicine is collaborating on a research project entitled ‘A comparison of Helicobacter Pylori at a rural Kenyan School (in Nyahururu, Kenya) to the national prevalence.’ The research team includes Dr. Kenya Sekoni, from Michigan State University, Dr. Neill Pitts, Pharm D, from University of Sciences, Pennsylvania, USA, Mussa Maingu, MS, from Grand Valley State University, USA, Dr.Titus Muhu Kahiga, from Kenyatta University and Temmy Brotherson from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. The project will be completed in October, 2021.

9th March, 2019

  • Medical camp facilitated
  • The Dean of School of Medicine attends training for Senior University Management on Governance and Strategic Management

The Projects Office of the School of Medicine facilitated the Kenyatta University Pharmacy   Students association (KUPhSA) in organizing a medical camp at Grace Community Children’s home in Kahawa West, Nairobi on 9th March, 2019. The camp’s theme was `let’s put a smile on the kids’. In attendance was the association Patron, Dr.Titus Muhu Kahiga and doctors from United States of America: Dr. Neill Pitts from University of Sciences, Philadelphia and Dr. Kenya Sekoni from Michigan State University. The activities carried out included a medical camp, cooking activities and a monitoring interactive session.

11th March, 2019

The Vice-Chancellor of Kenyatta University nominated the Dean of School of Medicine, Dr. Harun Kimani and four other Deans, to attend training for Senior University Management on Governance and Strategic Management that was organized by Kenya Government State Department for University Education and Research in Mombasa from 11th to 14th March, 2019.The training will enhance Governance and Strategic Management of the School and University at large.

29th March, 2019

  • The Dean of School of Medicine attends the East African Health and Scientific Pre- Conference and Conference
  • The Dean of School of Medicine to attend a colloquium

The Dean of School of Medicine, Dr. Harun Kimani, was invited to attend the 7th East African Health and Scientific Pre-Conference and Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 24th to 29th March, 2019. The main theme of the Conference was ‘Technology for Health Systems transformation and attainment of UN-Sustainable Development Goals’ while the Key Note Speech was ‘Invest in Digital Health to catalyze East Africa attain UN- Sustainable Development Goals’. The Conference was facilitated by The Association of Academic Health Centres International (AAHCI) and Aga Khan University (AKU).

17th April, 2019

Kenyatta University and Arizona State University, through a signed MoU, will hold a joint colloquium in Arizona, USA from 17th to 18th April, 2019. The colloquium will develop joint research and teaching projects that will be beneficial to both Universities. The Dean of School of Medicine and five other academic members of staff will represent Kenyatta University.