The University of Nairobi celebrates 50 years and beyond in providing medical camp to the public and public sensitization. The free neuropathology and neurosurgical medical camp was organised by the Makueni government in partnership with the Brain Tumour Association of Kenya (BTAK) on 1st-3rd June 2023 in three hospitals.
On Wednesday, 31st May 2023, Department Chairman, Dr Wairimu Waweru met with the new Association of Medical Laboratory Science and Technology students of the University of Nairobi (AMELSTUN) officials.
The officials introduced themselves and a candid discussion on their agenda into the new role with Dr Waweru.
The Department of Human Pathology was privileged to host another set of training from 23rd-27th January 2023 on Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling (MITS), an autopsy technique meant to equip Pathologists, Medical Scientists and Technologist with technical skills that can provide data about causes of death, similar to that obtained through a complete diagnostic autopsy.
Four UON lecturers including Dr Maturi had the pleasure to visit The Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin is one of Europe's largest university hospitals in the frame of the Global Heart berlin-Nairobi program.
The main aim of their visit was to discuss further cooperation for the program and encourage further training and networking opportunities .They attended the World Health Summit that took place from October 16th - October 18th 2022.
They were also able to visit the Institute of General Practice at The Charité University Hospital.
Pathology is essential in every branch of medicine. In integrating pathology, the annual Kenya Renal Association Conference was held at PrideInn Shanzu on 28th September to 1st October 2022 with Dr Barasa and Dr Walong having a session. The theme of the conference this year was ‘Improving sustainability and affordability of renal care in Kenya.’
Dr Barasa presented on nephropathology, transplant testing and diagnostics while Dr Walong gave a presentation on molecular diagnostics of glomerular diseases.
Gene type is the complete heritable genetic identity. That is the sum total of genes transmitted from parent to offspring. There are four hemoglobin genotypes in human beings: AA, AS, SS and AC (uncommon)
Prof Robert Flower Lewis, a visiting professor from Queensland University gave a talk on Blood Group Genotyping to members of the department, KNH Hematology staff and postgraduate students on Thursday, 29th September 2022 at Lecture Theatre 1.
On 23 September 2022, the University of Nairobi held its 67th graduation ceremony. The event was a mix of virtual and an onsite ceremony for the PhD students was held at the Taifa Hall.
During the ceremony, a total of 3553 Graduands were conferred with degrees and diplomas and one Honoris Causa. Among them were three Postgraduate from the department namely, Deborah Mogi, Lewis Mutinda and Joyce Dhahabu.
The department congratulates the graduates and wishes them all the best in the endeavours.