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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. 

Prof Githanga speaks on correct cancer diagnosis

On November 2021, Prof Jessie Githanga was interviewed on the correct cancer diagnosis vital for recovery.  She said that  awareness of childhood cancer is an important intervention to control childhood cancer and there is much more to be done to ensure more information and awareness on cancer is available to people.

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Prof Mwanda speaks on shortage of hematologists in Africa on News Medical Life science

As University of Nairobi celebrates 50 years of training medical doctors and specialist, there is concern on the shortage of hematologist in Africa which needs urgent action.

Speaking to News Medical Life science, Prof Mwanda, mentions that the situation can be improved by stating the pathways of becoming a clinical hematologist, what work is involved and upward movement.

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Dr Kibet leads talks on State of Affair for Haemophilia patients

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.

Pathology Symposium on new Laboratory technology

The Unit of Anatomic Pathology in partnership with Wondfo Biotech Company Limited organised a symposium on Wednesday 13th July 2022 from 11am to 12noon at the Lecture Theatre I. 

The Unit Head of Anatomic Pathology, Dr Okemwa welcomed the visitors from Wondfo Biotech Company Limited including the Vice President, Mr Mark Xu and the staff members and students from the department of Human Pathology.

Dr Maturi leads session on Global HEART Program

The Berlin - Nairobi Global HEART Program combines health research, exchange and training. Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Berlin School of Public Health (BSPH) cooperate with the University of Nairobi - Medical School and School of Public Health (UoN). The program started in 2021 with a duration of four years and aims to promote collaboration and exchange on global health research topics between Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and University of Nairobi.