National Nursing Council Lauds JKUAT Nursing Students Training

Ms. Kaka makes her remarks Nursing is a noble profession and requires utmost discipline and ethics. According to Ms. Nargis Kaka who is in-charge of Discipline, Standards and Ethics at the Nursing Council of Kenya, discipline and ethics in the profession is necessary because nursing is focused on the care of individuals, families and the community at large. Speaking during an open forum at the JKUAT’s School of Nursing organized by the Jomo Kenyatta University Students’ Nurses Association (JKUSNA), November 1, 2018, Ms Kaka urged the students to embrace specialty in their training. She further… Continue reading →

Student’s “Help Remove My Jigger” Project Recognized

Kennedy Ogutu (left) interacts with one of the participants after a poster presentation at the TUFH conference. Bachelor of Science in Nursing student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kennedy Ogutu’s project on jigger eradication has won him an international recognition in the Students Health Competition, making him one of the students’ participants who joined other health professionals, health managers, policy makers, educators, researchers from across the world during this year’s international conference on health, dubbed: The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) 2018 at the University of Limerick, in Ireland. During the… Continue reading →

Pharmacy Students Tipped on Career Opportunities

Dr. James Kimotho donates a book to one of the students during the forumFor many students, pursuing a course in pharmacy can be a daunting task. The six years it takes to go through the training at bachelors degree level is no mean assignment. It is for this reason that thoughts of career establishment often consume many students when most of them approach completion of their studies. To give JKUAT students a head start, the School of Pharmacy on Friday September 28, organized an Open Day whereby students interacted with established industry players and academics…. Continue reading →

Clinical Medicine Stakeholders Convene to Address Skills Gap

Mr. Bocha gives his presentation The Department of Clinical Medicine convened a stakeholders meeting to give input into three Masters programmes set to be rolled out in a bid to enhance the training of clinical officers in the country. The programmes are; Master of Clinical Medicine – Child and Adolescence Health, Master of Clinical Medicine – Maternal and Reproductive Health and Master in Clinical Medicine – Oncology and Palliative health. The programmes have been tailored to address the shortage of highly trained health practitioners in the country as well as provide skilled and competent personnel… Continue reading →

Partnership to Eliminate Paper Records in Health Sector Signed

Prof. Ngumi and Mr. Macharia put pen to paper. Looking on (From Left) is Ms. Nyambura, Dr. Kaibui, and Prof. Karanja. The now outdated paper record system in the country’s health sector is set to be eliminated and replaced with an automated real time data processing system. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Seven Seas Technologies, Monday, September 17, 2018 at JKUAT Main Campus. According to the partnership documents, the collaboration aims to strengthen the healthcare ICT capacity, healthcare planning, service… Continue reading →

HIGDA Beneficiaries say initiative impactful

The Health Informatics Governance and Data Analytics (HIGDA) training programme to empower county health information officers on the use of geographical information system (GIS) in analysis and presentation of health data, is bearing results. A review by participants on integration of GIS in healthcare provision, revealed that the training has enabled the heath officers to approach routine tasks in ingenious ways with corresponding positive outcomes. Siaya County Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinator, Oscar Kambona, said that he gained analytical skills that has enabled him to present data in ways that inspire action from stakeholders. “By presenting… Continue reading →

Workshop and Symposium on Capacity Building for National Sustainable Development.

Title: From Evidence generation through effective lab diagnosis and disease prediction strategies to effective implementation of findings.” Location: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (College of Health Sciences)– Nairobi, Kenya Dates: 6-17 August 2018 Aims: This workshop aims (1) to establish and promote scientific capacity building in African countries through training and mentorship of young scientists and students by leading scientists (2) to establish a platform for collaboration and networking among scientists/researchers/academia/ government agencies and students; and (3) to promote and contribute to attainment of sustainable development goals number 3, 4 and 17 through… Continue reading →

Standard curriculum for health records management mooted

Dr. Thuo leads discussions during one of the workshop sessions Stakeholders in the academic and health sectors are mulling a standard curriculum to guide training of health records and information management professionals in the country. Besides harmonizing content and scope of training, the proposed curriculum also aims at mainstreaming emerging trends in health records management such as health informatics, data visualization, data analytics and interoperability of health information systems. If implemented, the initiative spearheaded by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology under the auspices of the Health Informatics Governance and Data Analytics (HIGDA) would… Continue reading →

New Deans in COHES

The Schools of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy and Public Health have elected  Dr. Reuben Thuo, Prof. Daniel Kariuki, Dr. Alex Muriithi and Prof. Simon Karanja as their new Deans respectively. The five deans will serve their respective Schools  for the next two years.

Call for Applications: IMMANA Fellowships

The Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are pleased to announce the fourth and last round of Post-doctoral Fellowships for emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research, funded with UK aid from the UK government through the Department for International Development (DFID) through their programme on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA). For 2018-19, IMMANA will award five 12-month Post-doctoral Fellowships to early career researchers who are using and developing or adapting these new methodological approaches with Mentors in ongoing… Continue reading →