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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.


Dr Kibet and team pay courtesy call to the Dean

On Tuesday, 20th November 2022, the University of Nairobi, Faculty of Health Sciences was privileged to receive visitors from Switzerland, Denmark, Uganda and Zambia working in collaboration with Kenya Hemophilia Association under the Chairmanship of Dr Kibet Shikuku, also a lecturer in the Department of Human Pathology. The visit was mainly a courtesy call to the Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof George Osanjo to enhance possible collaborations in the creation of a centre of excellence for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders including sickle cell disease.

Ms Josephine Rioki graces the Symposium on Clinical Cytology as a keynote speaker

The 1st East African Symposium on Clinical Cytology and 1st Annual Scientific Conference for the Cytology Society of Uganda was held on 19th and 20th October, 2022 at Fairway Hotel Kampala, Uganda. This conference comprised of pathologists, cytotechnologists, pathology residents, cytology students and other laboratory scientists from all parts of the world. The conference aimed at;
1. Creating a prefect platform for sharing knowledge, skills and experience in clinical cytology among its practitioners.

Department in partnership talks with Wondfo Biotech Company Limited

Prof George Osanjo, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences headed partnership talks with Mr Jie Xiong of Wondfo Biotech Company Limited together with the Ag. Chairman, Dr Okemwa and Dr Barasa.

The talks included partnership in equipment acquisition and staff training in improving the health services to patients and learning experience for the students. 

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences closes the MITS training

Prof George Osanjo, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences graced the closing ceremony for the Minimal Invasive Tissue Sampling (MITS) training at the Teleconference room in the Department of Human Pathology on Friday, 28th October 2022.

Accompanied by Dr Okemwa, Ag. Chairman, Department of Human Pathology, Prof Osanjo congratulated the 15 participants in completing the training. He mentioned that the training was in line with the university research week and the focus on making the university the lead in research through capacity building, innovation and partnership.

Training on Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling at the Department

The Department of Human Pathology is privileged to host a fresh set of training from 24th-28th October 2022 on Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling, 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. UoN/KNH, Department of Human Pathology, having been established as a MITS training hub in Africa, will provide the training via a team lead by Dr. Edwin Walong.

Dr Barasa and Dr Walong present at the Kenya Renal Association Conference

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. 

Prof Robert Lewis gives a talk on Blood Group Genotyping

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. 

Three Postgraduate Students from the Department graduate on the 67th UON graduation Ceremony

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.