News & Events

UNITID receives First Years for the September 2019/2020 Intake

UNITID held a one day orientation for students reporting for first year in the September 2019/2020 Academic Year on Thursday 11th September 2019 at UNITID.

Visit by team from the University of Southern California

A group photo of the team from the University of Southern California, CHS Principal, Prof. James Machoki, UNITID Director, Dr. Dufton Mwaengo.

The University of Nairobi (UoN), College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted a team from the University of Southern California (USC) on 9th July, 2019.

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT

UNITID MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT

Day & Date: Thursday 22nd to Friday 23rd August 2019

Online tutors training workshop held at KCB Leadership Center

A group photo of the partcipants of the workshop.

The Fellowship in Healthcare Capacity Building for Sustainable Development Program held an Online Tutor Training Workshop from 15th – 17th July, 2019 at the KCB Leadership Center.

The 3-day training was aimed at building the human resource capacity of faculty to support learners through the college e- Learning Portal http://echs.uonbi.ac.ke.

ONLINE TUTORS TRAINING

Fellowship in Healthcare Capacity Building for Sustainable Development  Program held a three (3) days training workshop from 15th to 17th July 2019 at the KCB Leadership Centre, Karen.

Training Goal:

E-LEARNING CONTENT DEVELOPMENT AND UPLOADING WORKSHOP

 

Goal:

To build the Human Resource Capacity at the College of Health Sciences forimplementation and up-scaling of e-learning mode of training

CDC -ATLANTA VISIT CHS

 

Objective: Mr Muriithi from CDC Atlanta visited the UoN to review Grants Management Systems in UoN

Date: July 21, 2018

Inauguration of Renovated Bacteriology Laboratory at UNITID

Objective:

To explore future academic and research collaboration between the University of Nairobi’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) & College of Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) and the Washington State University (WSU).

SCIENTIFIC REVIVAL DAY OF AFRICA(SRDA) 2019 CELEBRATIONS

DATE: 4th July 2019

VENUE: Nairobi Safari Club Hotel

Sessions by UNITID Students:

SMIS Registration and Fees Payment

To self-sponsored students,

You are required to register in the Student Portal https://smis.uonbi.ac.ke/ immediately.

If you fail to comply, you will be denied access to the university.

INVITATION FOR APPLICATION OF SEPTEMBER 2019/2020 INTAKE

Apply for the following courses online for September 2019/2020 Intake  https://application.uonbi.ac.ke/:

University of Nairobi HIV Capacity Building Fellowship Cohort Fellows Conference

 

 

Objectives of the Meeting

The main purpose of this conference is to give the Fellows the opportunity to present and finalize the funded project implementation reports of the interventions that they have undertaken at the PLPs.

CDC -ATLANTA VISIT TO UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

 

Visit by  Mr Muriithi from CDC Atlanta  to review Grants Management Systems in University of Nairobi on July 21, 2018

MISSION FOR ESSENTIAL DRUGS AND SUPPLIES (MEDS) VISIT UNITID

 

MEDS is a faith-based organization that operates a pharmaceutical quality control laboratory. MEDS is in the process of expanding the laboratory to accommodate microbiological tests in-house which is expected to comply with the requirements of an ISO 7 and 5 equivalent to Biosafety Level 2 and 3 respectively. The visit to UNITID was to accomplish the following:

COHORT III FELLOWSHIP MEETING WITH COLLEGE MANAGEMENT BOARD

 

Cohort III Fellows of the "Fellowship in Healthcare Capacity Building for Sustainable Development" program held a meeting with the University of Nairobi -College of Health Sciences College Management Board on 15th April 2018 at the School of Medicine Boardroom

 

http://unitidfp.uonbi.ac.ke/

UNITID hosts Epidemiological Modelling Workshop

A group photo of the workshop participants.

The University of Nairobi Institute of Infectious Diseases (UNITID) is hosting the Epidemiological Modelling workshop for 5 days. The workshop begun on 8th April, 2019 and will end on 12th April, 2019.

EDUCATIONAL AIRPORT TOUR VISIT FOR 2ND YEAR MSC. TROPICAL AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

UNITID students undertaking Msc. in Tropical and Infectious Diseases are required as part of their training to have exposure to issues of Port Health during their training. Our current 2nd year students visited Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Port Health facilities on 25th February 2019 in the accompaniment of Dr. Eric Munene (Unit Coordinator WID 709: Tropical and Travel Medicine).

 

GOOD CLINICAL PRACTICE

 

UNITID hosted a one (1) day training course on Good Clinical Practice. Trainees visited sites where research projects were ongoing like THIKA & KISUMU for some experiential exposures.

COHORT III INTAKE : FELLOWSHIP IN HEALTHCARE CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

The Cohort III Intake for the UNITID Fellowship program took an intensive three (3) days of orientation on the program's activites.

Dates: 20th - 22nd March 2019

 

 

SEMINAR ON MinION PORTABLE SEQUENCING

 

Talk 1: Field-deployable genomic surveillance to guide rabies elimination.
Dr Kirstyn Brunker, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine,
University of Glasgow

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY(WSU) VETERINARY SCHOOL FACULTY VISIT UNITID

UNITID hosted Washington State University (WSU) Veterinary School faculty (19 faculty members) on March 13-15, 2019. The team was in the country to primarily understand the Kenya WSU team and its collaborators  in order to enhance collaboration with the headquarters.

UNITID also showcased the ongoing work with UON and the current usage of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) refurbished laboratory.

UNITID exhibits at 9th UoN Open Day

The Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases exhibited at the 9th University of Nairobi Open Day.

The Open Day was held from 17th to 19th January, 2019 at the University of Nairobi's Great Court.

MASTERS PROGRAMS

a) Master of Science in Medical Statistics (Msc. Medstat)

The Msc. in Medical Statistics course aims at training personnel to serve in the fields of national health systems, the pharmaceutical industry, and in research which is important to the development of a country. The course equips such personnel with the relevant knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of statistics and their applications in health research.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BIO-MEDICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (PGD-RM)

 

The role of research in development of biomedical and social sciences is becoming increasingly important in this era of emerging disease epidemics, environmental pollution, scarcity of natural resources and the quest for economic development.

PROF. JAMES MACHOKI M'IMUNYA APPOINTED UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI'S PRINCIPAL -COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

The University of Nairobi Council appointed Prof. James Machoki M'imunya as the Principal College of Health Sciences. Before the appointment, Prof. Machoki served as the Director Institute of Tropical and Infectious of the University of Nairobi  (UNITID) since 2015.

INVITATION FOR APPLICATION OF FELLOWSHIP IN HEALTHCARE CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COURSES

 

https://application.uonbi.ac.ke

 

1. FELLOWSHIP IN HEALTHCARE CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (PROGRAM MANAGEMENT) - (W67)

2. FELLOWSHIP IN HEALTHCARE CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (MONITORING AND EVALUATION) - (W69)

3. FELLOWSHIP IN HEALTHCARE CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS) - (W68)

IBM Digital Nation Africa

 

 

A new online learning program called Digital-Nation Africa that IBM has launched is available at no charge to  University of Nairobi students, faculty, alumni and staff.

It is accessible at this link: http://ibm.biz/uon-dna

UNITID upcoming events

Activity Date Time Venue
Journal Club Meeting
Presenter: Sylvia:
Antimicrobial Resistance
24 th Oct. 2018 12:30 pm – 1:30pm UNITID Seminar Room
PhD Proposal Defense 1st – 2nd November 2018 8am – 5pm UNITID Boardroom

 

'R' Software Training

 

Objective: To train students and faculty on data management tool 'R' software.

Participants were drawn from Postgraduate Students of various schools at College of Health Sciences. The workshop was organized by UNITID's collaborating partners Washington State University - Global Health Program - Kenya

UNITID First Year's 2018/2019 Intake Orientation

 

Orientation for the 2018/2019 September Intake students in the following courses offered at UNITID was held on Thursday 13th September 2018 at the UNITID Seminar room:

UHIV Fellowship Program hosts Post Graduate Diploma Fellows for training

Acting Principal with the Post Graduate Diploma Fellows and Program Staff.

UNITID e-Learning portal - FREE SHORT ONLINE COURSES

 

UNITID e-Learning portal
Free online short courses
1. Certificate Course in Health Informatics
2. HIV Monitoring and Evaluation Tools Training Course
3. HIV Monitoring and Evaluation Tools Training Course C3
4. HIV Monitoring and Evaluation Tools Training Course C2
5. HIV M&E Tools eCHAMPS Practice Course
6. HIV Monitoring and Evaluation Tools Training Course

Unitid E-Portal Demonstration Workshop:

University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID) hosts the Open and Distance Learning Leadership (ODeL) Team to showcase the UNITID Online Learning Management System

Applications Are Invited For The Uon Hiv Capacity Building Fellowship Programs As Listed Below For May 2017/2018 Intake

The University of Nairobi HIV Capacity Building Fellowship, funded by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is offering a two (2) year post-masters Fellowship training.

UHIV Fellowship Online Courses Curriculum And Modules Development Workshop

 The University of Nairobi HIV Capacity Building Fellowship Programme held a five (5) day workshop at KCB Leadership Centre from April 3 - 7, 2018 to develop curriculum for eight (8) existing certificate courses and two (2) new courses to be offered in the programmes's online platform.

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND GRANTS PROMOTION AND SUPPORT (ORePS)

The Office of Research and Grants Promotion and Support (ORePS) held a 1 day Stakeholders Sensitization Workshop at the Silver Springs Hotel on March 29, 2018. The objective of the workshop was to share the jorney of ORePS since it's establishment in the year 2010.
 

UON HIV FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

 

 

You can now for University of Nairobi HIV Fellowship for the 2018/2019 Intake

APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2018/2019 INTAKE ONGOING

Apply for the September 2017/2018 Intake by visiting for the following courses:

1. PhD in Tropical & Infectious Diseases (Course Duration - 3yrs)

2. PhD in Medical Statistics  (Course Duration - 3yrs)

3. Master of Science in Tropical & Infectious Diseases ( Course Duration - 2yrs)

HARMONIZATION OF HIV FELLOWSHIP 2 YEAR CURRICULA

 

The UHIV Fellowship programme held a five (5) day workshop for harmonization of the 2 year and 6 months curricula

MAGBIO GENOMICS AFRICA VISITS UNITID

 

 

 

 

MagBio Genomics Africa is a US based private company that develops and commercializes research products. They are present in Asia and Europe and now entering Africa through Nairobi- Kenya.

UNITID MEETING WITH PHD NEW INTAKE CLASS

UNITID Management held a one day meeting with the new PhD students intake on Tuesday 5th December 2017 to give guidelines and way forward on the course admission

UNITID Director's address to 1st years 2017/2018 academic year

UNITID Director Prof. James Machoki addressing newly addmited students during orientation at Millenium Hall 2, Chiromo Campus.

Read more details here.

UoN HIV CAPACITY BUILDING FELLOWSHIP OCA VISITS

The University of Nairobi HIV Capacity Building Fellowship carried out Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) in four health facilities in the Nyanza region; Kisumu County Referral Hospital, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Siaya County Referral Hospital and Homabay County Referral Hospital in March 20 – 31, 2017

UoN HIV CAPACITY BUILDING FELLOWSHIP COHORT I FELLOWS CONFERENCE

The University of Nairobi HIV Capacity Building Fellowship held a three day conference for presentation of Cohort I fellows’ projects on the 3rd – 5th April 2017 at the KCB Leadership Centre Karen.

Unitid Meeting With Dalhousie University,Canada

The University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID) met with Dalhousie University on 23rd March 2017 at UNITID’s boardroom to discuss micro research projects in Kenya funded by MR in Canada.

UNITID hosts stakeholders for PGD-RM curriculum review

A group photo of stakeholders who attended PGD-RM curriculum review meeting. The team was headed by the Director UNITID Prof. James Machoki (standing, seventh from right).

UNITID hosted stakeholders to review curriculum for Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Research (PGD-RM) on 31/05/2016.

PGD-RM is one of the flagship training programmes at UNITID.

Refugepoint team pays courtesy call to UNITID

UNITID Director Prof. James Machoki (second right) and Deputy Director Dr. Julius Oyugi (extreme right) in a discussion at the institute with a team from Refugepoint.

Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP)

  1. Training (Estambale, Oyugi)

Introduction

One of the goals of Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) is to provide education and training to enhance clinical, laboratory and epidemiological safety and security with regard to especially dangerous pathogens. To this end, we propose to develop and conduct short courses, internships and advanced training to healthcares workers, border security officers and workers in institutions that are likely to encounter or involved in work with hemorrhagic fever viruses.

MicroResearch Workshop: Interdisciplinary Research Training 2012

Download copy for MicroResearch Workshop on 15th-26th October 2012

MicroResearch workshops provide training to do your own community based research, especially research that will improve health for mothers and children.

  • Encourages collaboration,
  • Coaches and mentors from Canada and Kenya
  • Permits an exchange of ideas, strategies and knowledge of community needs

 

UNITID NEWS

UoN meets with US collaborators to improve medical care

The University of Nairobi in conjunction with three American Universities – Baltimore, Maryland, Washington and the St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore – under the US Presidential Emergency Programme and Fund for Aids Relief (PEPAR), have launched a health initiative whose objectives include the improvement of medical education, increased training outside Nairobi and increased research opportunities and accreditation of health institution among others. Some of the Universities like Washington and Maryland have vast experiences in decentralization of medical education to other sites. While St. Johns Medical College has a functional research unit that took off over ten years ago and is currently very successful.

Principal Investigator, Dr. James Kiarie, , Letitia Robinson of National Institutes of Health and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George Magoha , during the meeting.

 

Under the grant, the universities are also expected to share electronic resources through online linkages.  According to the Principal Investigator, Dr. James Kiarie, who is also Senior Lecturer, Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the University of Nairobi will build a skills laboratory and explore innovative ways for the expanded horizon of the relationship to include sharing of electronic materials in areas other than medicine.  Other key plans of the initiative are to stimulate research and offer opportunities for staff to compete for career development grants.

The Vice-Chancellor Prof. George Magoha proposed that all staff in the College of Health Sciences should be trained in proposal writing to compete for more research grants.   He also revealed that the University has established a fully-fledged research, production and extension division headed by a Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Prof. Lucy Irungu,  has since been appointed – to spearhead this core function of the University.

The University top management was invited to tour the institutions in the three collaborating institutions in the United States of America.The team was led by Letitia Robinson of National Institutes of Health, MEPI partnerships and included Dr. Swarna Rikha Bhat, St. Johns Medical College, India, Sarah Dominiz University of Maryland, Sylvia Ojoo, University of Maryland, Dr. Chaffy Farquhar, University of Washington and Robert Redfield, University of Maryland. Others in the University of Nairobi team included Principal, CHS Prof. Isaac Kibwage, the Deans and Directors among others.