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The University of Nairobi will on December 1, 2015 join the rest of the world in commemorating World AIDS Day. The celebrations will be held at the Lower Kabete Campus along Lower Kabete Road and hosted by University Health Service. There will be speeches, entertainment, counseling and testing for HIV, screening for cervical and prostate cancer among other activities.



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Lower Kabete Campus
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The Ministry of Health has released Kenya’s first-ever oral health survey report 2015, on dental health issues affecting the population. This survey was conducted in conjunction with The University of Nairobi School of Dental Sciences and the Wrigley Company (EA)



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Lower Kabete Campus
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Lets Develop --Our Lives -- Our Communities -- Our Identities -- Without Drugs

University of Nairobi will on June 26, 2015 join the rest of the world in celebrating the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

The theme for this year's celebration is 'Let us develop - Our Lives - Our Communities - Our Identities - Without Drugs.



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University of Nairobi, Kenya
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World Sickle Cell Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 in order to increase the awareness about the sickle cell disease and its cure among the common public. It was celebrated first time on 19th of June in 2009.

The theme for this year's event is 'Know Your Status'



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Nairobi, Kenya
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World Blood Donor Day 2015

The theme of this year’s campaign is "Thank you for saving my life".

It focuses on thanking blood donors who save lives every day through their blood donations and strongly encourages more people all over the world to donate blood voluntarily and regularly with the slogan “Give freely, give often. Blood donation matters.”



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Nairobi, Kenya
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Treating children infected with HIV usually means getting them to take bad tasting life-saving medicine.

This could soon change after regulators in the US approved anti-retroviral drugs in the form of tiny pellets that can be added to food.



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Nairobi, Kenya
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The theme for this year is: End Fistula, Restore Women's Dignity!

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. It is a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without treatment.



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Nairobi, Kenya
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ISH has launched three posters for World Hypertension Day focusing on facts about high blood pressure. We invite you to download these posters and use these during any activity that you are organising. Remember to mark the day!

World Hypertension Day poster 1

World Hypertension Day poster 2



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Nairobi, Kenya
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The WHD was first inaugurated in May 2005 and has become an annual event ever since. The purpose of the WHD is to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage citizens of all countries to prevent and control this silent killer, the modern epidemic.

The theme for 2015 is Know your Numbers.

World Hypertension Day logo



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Nairobi, Kenya
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On Sunday April 12, 2015 at around 5.30 am, there were blasts occasioned by a faulty underground electrical cable, next to a transformer, supplying power to Kimberly Hostel at Kikuyu Campus.



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Nairobi, Kenya
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World Health Day will be celebrated on 7 April, with WHO highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with food safety under the slogan “From farm to plate, make food safe.”



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Nairobi, Kenya
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Foodborne diseases outbreaks have devastating health and economic consequences in both developed and developing countries. WHO identified the need to estimate the full extent of the disease burden associated with unsafe food.



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Nairobi, Kenya
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As part of its global strategy to decrease the burden of foodborne diseases, WHO identified the need to communicate simple global health messages based on scientific evidence to train all types of food handlers, including consumers.



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Nairobi, Kenya
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5th Annual East African Health & Scientific Conference & International Health Exhibition & Trade Fair Booklet (PDF 3.3 MB)

The fifth annual East African scientific conference and international health exhibition and trade fair will take place in Kampala, Uganda from 25th - 27th march, 2015.



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Kampala, Uganda
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Kenya’s ministry of health on Thursday March 19, 2015 launched a three-year strategic plan to revitalize the war against tuberculosis (TB), which is the fourth leading cause of deaths in the country.

The launch of 2015-2018 National Strategic Plan for tuberculosis marks a significant milestone in the war against a major public health challenge in Kenya.



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Nairobi, Kenya
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See the link below for job opportunities at the University Health Services. Please note that the advertisement also has vacancies from other departments within the university.

http://www.uonbi.ac.ke/node/9084

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.ONLYSHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED.



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University of Nairobi, Nairobi
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The Vice-Chancellor (4rd right) with CAE Academic Board



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Nairobi, Kenya
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The University of Nairobi formally installed the seventh Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi in a colourful ceremony held in Taifa Hall.



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Taifa Hall, UoN
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The University Health Service (UHS) has a new pilot line as follows:

1)      020-4913300(From external networks)

2)      3300(Internal VOIP network)



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Nairobi, Kenya
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Prof. Peter Mbithi (Center) holding one of the the instruments of power during  the installation ceremony.



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Taifa Hall
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Following the successful recruitment of Prof. Peter M.F. Mbithi as the seventh Vice-Chancellor, the Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi will install him in a ceremony scheduled for January 14, 2015.



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Taifa Hall, UoN
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The University of Nairobi Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi will commend Prof. George A.O. Magoha, the immediate Vice-Chancellor for his exemplary service, achievements and leadership during his ten year tenure (2005 - 2015) as the VC.

The function will take place on January 14, 2015 in Taifa Hall at the Main Campus from 8.30 a.m.



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Taifa Hall, UoN
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