University Of Nairobi UoNBI College Of Health Sciences
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About University Of Nairobi College Of Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences of the University of Nairobi is the leading tertiary healthcare training centre in Kenya and the East Africa region. It was created in 1985 and has its origin in the Faculty of Medicine which was established in 1967.
Since its establishment, the College has registered tremendous growth and expansion to become a complex entity. Currently, it consists of Schools of Medicine with 13 departments, Pharmacy (1995) with three departments, Dental Sciences (1995) with four departments, Nursing Sciences (2004) and Public Health (2010). In addition, the College houses the Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID), the Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention and Research (CHIVPR) and the East African Kidney Institute (EAKI) which were launched in 2004, 2006 and 2014 respectively.
This growth has brought with it increased number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and an upsurge of local and international collaborations and partnerships with reputable research institutions.
The College has had four Principals who have contributed immensely to its current status as the leading tertiary healthcare training centre in the region. The four are:
- Prof. Nimrod O. Bwibo (1983-1989)
- Prof. Samuel K. Sinei (1990-2000)
- Prof. George A.O. Magoha (2001-2002)
- Prof. Joseph Kitonyi (2002-2007)
- Prof. Isaac O Kibwage (May 2007 to date)
An internationally recognized centre committed to scholarly and professional excellence in healthcare
To provide quality medical education and training through creation, preservation, integration, transmission and utilization of health knowledge
To realize the stated vision and mission, the College aspires to nurture values that are vital to its mandate. The College is thus guided by the right values derived from moral standards required of healthcare professionals, which is in line with those of the Kenyan society. In respect to this, the core values of the College are:
- Freedom of thought and expression: The College shall promote and defend freedom of thought and expression in academic inquiry and activities.
- Integrity: In its interactions, the College shall be guided by the virtues of truth, honesty, tolerance and accountability.
- Professionalism and ethics: The College shall nurture responsible professionalism, promote mentorship, maintain ethical behaviour and etiquette.
- Leadership: The College shall provide leadership in setting the national and international health agenda.
- Research culture: The College shall initiate and sustain relevant, creative, innovative and inventive research and ethical for the benefit of mankind.
- Meritocracy and team-work: The College shall promote meritocracy and foster a work environment characterized by team spirit and teamwork.
- Corporate governance and social responsibility: Good corporate governance, sensitivity to needs of the society and respect for human rights shall be the hallmark of the College.
- Respect for and conservation of the environment: The College promotes protection of the environment.
To train high caliber health-care professionals
To Offer health-related services to the community
To conduct research
To offer consultancy services
To participate in health policy formulation
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