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Professional development in Health Sciences

On Friday, March 1, 2024, Dr. Francis Wanyama have a lecture at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Chuka University. It was organized by the Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences department as a public lecture and career talk. The students were treated to an engaging discourse on career prospects and professional development in the field. Prof. Kamweru the Dean, stressed the university’s commitment to preparing graduates for the job market and fostering cross-disciplinary research collaborations. Dr.

Roundtable Talks on Global health research

The Chairpersons from the Departments of Human Pathology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dental and Dr. Francis Wanyama had a roundtable discussion with Prof. Dr. Till Bärnighausen from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. The discussions were based on global health research and collaborations that will change the world.

Dr. Wanyama among winners of the THET Grant.

The 14 winners of this year's Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) grant were honoured at an event held at the Radisson Blue Hotel on 23rd February 2024. The grant was on Global Health Workforce Program. Among the winners was Dr. Francis Wanyama. The event was graced by the THET C.E.O Mr. Ben Simms, WHO technical officer Dr.

Examination Period in the Department

The undergraduate and postgraduate students in the department have been undertaking their examinations in the department. This was scheduled with the MLST students starting their examination on 12th February 2024 to the Postgraduate students who will start on 26th February 2024. 

All the best to the students.

Lecture on developments in diagnosis of Lymphoma

On Wednesday, 14th February 2024, the brilliant Prof Lorenzo Leoncini from Department of Medical Biotechnology, University of Siena gave an informative lecture on Lymphoma with comparison between the two classified proposals.

Prof Lorenzo was introduced by the Department Chairman, Dr. Peter Maturi and the session was moderated by Prof. Joshua Nyagol.

FHS Inaugural Cultural Week

The Faculty of Health Science (FHS) invited staff and students to the Inaugural Cultural Week and Prom Event which was scheduled from 12th to 17th February 2024. The aim of the event was to celebrate and appreciate the diverse cultures within our community through creative expressions of art as well as cultural awareness.

Fostering Collaboration with other Education stakeholders

On 9th February 2024, the Ministry of Education hosted a meeting with the visiting President of Thomas More University, Belgium, Professor Stijn Coenen together with University of Nairobi (UoN), Government of Kenya officials and other Kenyan Universities. Great ideas emerged on forstering collaborations in Kenya in terms of education. UoN was represented by Dr. Ezekiel Mecha, Director Communication Mr. Orindi and Dr Francis Wanyama.

Training on Haemophilia at the Department

Kenya Haemophilia Association team lead by Dr Peter Kibet held a one week training from 27th November to 5th December 2023 on treatment, management and diagnosis of Haemophilia at the Department of Human Pathology. The trainees were a 3 Doctors, 4 Nurse and 2 Physiotherapists from Kitui County Referral Hospital and Hola County Referral Hospital.

Dr Barasa at the IUIS Conference

On 27th November to 2nd December 2023, Cape Town (South Africa) will be hosting the International Congress of Immunology (IUIS). This is the world’s leading conference in the field of immunology. Every three years, the IUIS Congress assembles immunologists from industry, university, health providers and independent research organizations.