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President Ruto appoints Professor Patrick Verkooijen as Chancellor of the University of Nairobi

We are confident that by leveraging his extensive global network of thought leaders and applying his deep expertise in educational development, climate adaptation and the green economy, Professor Verkooijen will aim to realize the University’s full potential as a centre of excellence and pathfinder for Africa’s journey to sustainable prosperity.

The University of Nairobi hosts World Aids Day 2023 webinar

Delayed treatment, fear, and stigma have been highlighted as the main factors that hinder the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Speaking during a webinar held by the University of Nairobi ahead of World AIDS Day commemoration, Dr. Loice Ombajo, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi Faculty of Health Sciences said HIV/AIDS is still a major health problem despite the good treatment.


The University of Nairobi and the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) officially launched the NHIF Biometric registration exercise at the University Health Services on Tuesday September 26, 2023. This follows installation of a Biometric kit by the NHIF to facilitate capture real time data of both staff and their dependants.

University of Nairobi Ranked Among World's Top 2000 Universities.

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.

UHS trains 100 healthcare providers on responding to the health needs of key populations students

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

UHS hosts thirty 03plus ambassadors from various universities in Sub-Saharan Africa

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

University of Nairobi Commemorates the World Health Day

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

University Health Services unveils its integrated Digital Health Platform (IDH)

The launch of the UHS integrated Digital Health platform supported by the Ministry of Health (MOH) marks a great milestone for the University in line with a long-term road map for digitizing its  functions  and processes. The launch event presided over by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama was preceded by an interactive demo outlining a step by step patient process journey.