University Of Nairobi UoNBI School Of Medicine

University Of Nairobi (uonbi) School Of Medicine

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History of the School
The School started on 3rd July 1967 with 30 students and this year 2014 has a population of 3,307undergraduate and postgraduate students taught in Chiromo and Kenyatta National Hospital campuses.  The School has 14 departments and thematic units with a vibrant faculty of 239 members of Academic Staff specialized in various fields.
Besides training, research and health policy formulation, it offers specialized service to patients in Kenyatta National Teaching and Referral Hospital – a 1800 bed level 6 Hospital, the largest in the regions.

School of Medicine major milestones

Growth of Dental, Pharmacy from inception as departments at the Faculty of Medicine in 1974 to fully fledged Schools with diverse Undergraduate and Post-graduate Academic Programs in 1995.
Growth of department of Nursing sciences from inception as a department of Advanced Nursing in 1968 to fully fledged School with diverse Academic programs in 2006.
Development of long-term vibrant research collaborations and linkages; Universities of Mannitoba Canada; Washington (USA), Maryland (USA), Ghent (Belgium); Oxford (UK) among others.
Initiation of KAVI;Currently hosting 1 of 3 HIV vaccine research laboratories in Africa & are the first site for phase 1 and 2 vaccine trials in Africa.
Elevation of department of community health to fully fledged school of public health in September 2010
Establishment of University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID), with an ultra-modern level III laboratory in 2003,the 3rd of its kind in Africa currently undertaking research and training geared towards management and control of infectious diseases, as well as emerging and reemerging pathogens especially the viral haemorrhagic fevers.
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To be an internationally recognized school of medicine committed to scholarly and professional excellence in healthcare.
To train high quality health care professionals; carry out creative and innovative research to address current and emerging health challenges; set, promote and apply international standards in evidence based health-care provision and be at the fore-front of national and global health policy formulation.


  • 1 To train in teaching, research and healthcare delivery systems.
  • 2 To produce health service providers with requisite knowledge and skills for provision of holistic health care.
  • 3 To generate, disseminate and preserve new knowledge and skills relevant to healthcare provision.
  • 4 To conduct continuing education,instill requisite skills and discipline expected of ethical service driven graduates for provision of health care.

Core Values

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•Espouse and impart virtues of professional ethics and high moral standards in research and practice
•Espouse truth, honesty, integrity, tolerance and accountability
•Promote evidence based health-care provision
•Provide leadership in setting National and International Health Agenda
•Promote innovative research for benefit of human kind
•Promote meritocracy and team work in research and practice
•Nurture responsible professionalism through mentorship programs
•Promote gender sensitivity in training, research and practice
•Promote sensitivity and responsiveness to environment

.Promote good management of resources in training, research and practice.
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