On Sunday, 26th February 2023, Ms. Josephine Rioki spoke at the AGM for the Medical Students Christian Union (MSCU) held at the Lecture Theatre I. She spoke as a member of the Advisory Board Committee member. She encouraged the outgoing officials on leadership and welcomed the new executive members. Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) students were among students in the AGM.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
On the 29th July 2022, Kenya Haemophilia Association, World Federation of Haemophilia, and Ministry of Health officials met at the ministry offices. Dr. Kibet Shikuku led the discussions with President of World Federation of Haemophilia, Cesar Garrido, and CAS Rashid Aman on the current state of affairs for patients with Haemophilia and other bleeding disorders in Kenya.
On 27th July 2020, Labulux Company conducted a two days training on PT link for immunohistochemistry (IHC) antibody retrieval and performance of special tests.
The training included both Pathologist and Technologist in the anatomic pathology unit with demonstrations and practice. The techniques will be used in projects and clinical work for better diagnosis.
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Dr Marie Collete from Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná in Londrina, Brazil, is here for a dermatopathology exchange program working together with Dr Zuriel.
Dermatology being a branch of medicine that deals with diseases related to skin, hair, nails, and some cosmetic problems, Dr Marie will be gaining experience through reporting of dermatological cases with Dr Zuriel in the department in a different setting from Brazil. The programme will lasts for a month.