UoN at 50

Dr Maturi speaks at the Blood Transfusion Symposium Series

On Friday, 24th February 2023, Dr. Peter Maturi was among the speakers on the ongoing online Blood Transfusion Symposium Series titled Scope, importance of Haemovigilance, impact/benefits of Haemovigilance, reporting tools, adverse events reporting, facility transfusion committees. 

The webinar was an introduction to Haemovigilance in reengineering services for universal health coverage. 

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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Dr Kibet talks on Crisis in the Blood bank on Spice FM

Blood is an important element in the human body and lack of it, bring problems to one's health. Dr Peter Kibet was interviewed on Spice FM on the situation room show on the crisis that Kenya is experiencing in the Blood bank. He explained the shortage of blood in the country and what needs to be done. 

On an another interview with NTV Kenya, Dr Kibet talks on Anaemia on the Health Diary show and explains what happens to the red blood cell when one is anaemic and treatment. 

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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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Human Pathology Staff among top performers at PC and Staff Recognition Award Ceremony

It was a joyous occasion as Ms. Beatrice Omweri, Senior Technologist, was awarded as one of the top performers at the University of Nairobi (UON) Performance Contracting and Staff Recognition Awards FY 2020/2021 Ceremony. 

The event occurred at Taifa Hall on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 and was presided by Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama. 

Ms. Beatrice tied in the second position together with three other staff members in the Non Teaching Staff category from the Faculty of Health Sciences.