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A Course on Monitoring and Evaluation of Population, Health and Development Programs (August 2016 Intake)

The Population Studies and Research Institute (PSRI) invites applications for August 2016 admissions for the above course.  This is a two-week course that is aimed at equipping program and project managers/officers, planners, and researchers in the fields of population, Health and development with monitoring and evaluation skills.  The overall goal of the course is to contribute to the improvement of the management of population, Health and development programs/projects in the country and elsewhere and to the development of national experts in monitoring and evaluation.  The course targets personnel from government, national, regional and international agencies, currently implementing and/or supporting population, health and development programs.
 
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
The potential applicant will have at least a university degree from a recognised university or a diploma and other relevant qualifications plus at least three years of relevant work experience.  The applicant should be proficient in English.  Having some analytical skills, computer and data systems knowledge would be an added advantage.
 
COURSE DURATION
The course is full time and will be covered in two weeks.  The dates will be 1st – 12th August 2016.
 

Invitation to a symposium by the College of Health Science

Venue: College of Health Science – Lecture theatre 3
Date: Thur 3rd April 2014        Time:  2.30 pm
Topic: Improving Nutritional Resilience in ASAL Areas of Kenya
              Landscape Analysis using a Focused Ethnographic Study
 
Presenter: Dr Faith Thuita
 
Discussants: Profs V. Kimani & J. Olenja & Enock Musinguzi
 
About the Symposium
 
The symposium will entail sharing findings of a study conducted in 3 counties using an innovative research approach dubbed the Focused Ethnographic Study (FES) by the Principal Investigator Dr Faith Thuita. The study was commissioned by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) in partnership with the division of nutrition, Ministry of health and implemented by researchers from the School of public health, University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University and Cornell University in the US. Findings of a  complementary study, Optifood study will also be presented.
 
Reports of the FES study will be launched by the Executive director - Global Alliance for improved Nutrition Executive Director Mr Mack Van Amerigen and the board chairman Mr Jay Naidoo. The  GAIN Kenya country director Mr Adan Kabelo and other program staff will be in attendance.  The Principal, College of Health Sciences, Prof Isaac Kibwage and the Director, School of Public Health Dr Dismas Ongore will also be in attendance. Faculty members from the College of Health Sciences, students, members of the nutrition and public health community are invited.
 

UoN joins world in fight against malaria

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This year, the University of Nairobi (UoN) marked the World Malaria Day in Siaya County, Boro Division. During the drive, over 1,000 people including women and children were tested for Malaria in Siaya District Hospital.

In preparation for the World Malaria Day, the School of Medicine, Department of Medical Physiology, in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and the Global Fund Malaria Round 10 officials from Geneva, mobilized and trained local Community Health Workers.

According to Dr. Triza Mwendwa, the principal investigator implementing Global Fund Malaria Round 10 programme in Siaya County, out of the 10 tested for malaria were positive meaning the malaria positivity was high and a lot of intervention was needed so as to eradicate the menace.

The programme aims to contribute to the 2017 national goal of reducing the morbidity and mortality attributable to malaria in the various epidemiology zones by two thirds of the 2007-2008 levels.

UoN HIV interventions

The University provides Preventive and Curative Health through the following means:

Sensitization of HIV/AIDS

  • Educational Awareness Campaigns are carried out in every campus once a year

 

Stigma & Discrimination

  • UON HIV/AIDS Policy
  • Campaign against Stigma & Discrimination
  • Advocacy

 

HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming

  • Curriculum, policy and programme levels
  • AIDS Control Units (ACUs)