The University of Nairobi (UoN) has once again firmly established its position as a leading institution in the global academic landscape by emerging among the worlds top 2000 Universities in the latest rankings released on 16th May 2023, by the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR). UoN's impressive performance in the 2023 edition of the Global 2000 list is noteworthy, securing a commendable ranking of 1,425th.
The University Health Services on April 18 & 19, 2023 trained 100 healthcare providers (HCPs)
on responding to the health needs of key populations students. Participants were drawn from
various cadres including clinical, pharmaceutical, nursing, laboratory, health records, counseling,
administrative and support staff.
According to UNAIDS, key populations are groups who due to specific behaviors, are at
increased risk of HIV infection irrespective of the epidemic type or local context. Their
The University Health Services on April 20, 2023 hosted thirty O3plus ambassadors from
different countries in Africa, led by Ms. Jane Kamau from UNESCO.
The O3 plus Project seeks to promote health and wellbeing among students in institutions of
higher learning in Kenya. The University of Nairobi in partnership with UNESCO and SIDA is
implementing the O3 Plus on Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future in addressing a range of Health
and Wellbeing issues young people are faced with, including gender-based violence, HIV and
The University of Nairobi Commemorated the World Health Day in tandem with the Annual
UoN Health Awareness Day on Wednesday, 05 th April 2022, at the Chancellor’s Court. The
event, held under the theme “Health for All,” featured a free medical camp open both to the
public and university fraternity. Students, staff, and members of the public flocked to the
event and received free health services, including medical tests and consultations.
A team of experts from the University Healthcare Services (UHS), in collaboration with
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama received the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Policy, Mental health Policy and the reviewed HIV draft policies on Monday, January 30, 2023 from the O3 plus Committee. The Draft policies are to be taken to the University Executive Board (UEB) and then subjected to stakeholder Engagement before being published and officially adopted by the Institution.
A team from the Ministry of Health (MoH) held a 4-day training to sensitize a section of the University of Nairobi (UoN) staff on the government health digitisation blueprint.
The staff mainly from the Department of ICT and University Health Services were trained on the new Integrated Digital Health Platform (IDHP), AfyaKE which focuses on moving from paper system to digital system, local to global information systems, improving the use of data only for patients care to research and focusing on health care professionals to consumers within the hospital management system.
The Department of Medical microbiology and immunology emerged the best department overall in the performance contract for Financial Year 2021/2022 while the Faculty of Business and Management Science emerged the best Faculty; The Directorate of Information and Communication Technology was the best Directorate in Central Units.
This was revealed when the University held its annual Staff Performance and Recognition Award Ceremony on Monday, 5th December 2022.
Every year the University commemorates World AIDS Day 2022 every 1st December and this year was not different. This year’s celebrations were marked by the establishment and launch of the first ever UoN Gender Resource Center. The Resource Centre that will be domiciled at the University Health Services, has been established within the #O3plus project that the University has been implementing with support from UNESCO and the Swedish Government and in partnership with UN Women.
Along with the Gender Resource Centre, there were other safe spaces that were launched.