School of Nursing Sciences - CHS
The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.
On Saturday, November 21, 2015, the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2016 was elected. These 32 outstanding students will commence their studies at Oxford in October 2016. They were selected from a pool of 869 candidates Tonny brian Muthee Mungai being one of them.
Tonny brian Muthee Mungai graduated In 4th December 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and was the best overall student from the School. At the School of Nursing Sciences he served as the Chairperson for the Nairobi University Nursing Students Association (NUNSA) as well as the Class Representative. He has taken part and organized several medical camps and outreaches in the various city slums of Nairobi. Tonny is an ambassador for the alleviation of Non Communicable Diseases and has a goal of creating awareness and help fight these diseases in the community. He is part of the Kenya Heart and Sole Afya Njema Project; a collaboration of various nursing schools in Kenya and the University of Massachusetts, Boston researching on cardiovascular diseases among various communities. He was awarded the outstanding student and best midwifery student award 2015 by the National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK). He is also a mentor and volunteer at the St Mary’s Street Children Rehabilitation Centre back in his home town.
He intends to pursue an Msc in Global Health Science at Oxford this is to help reduce the dual burden of disease in developing countries.
The School of Nursing Sciences and the University of Nairobi as a whole is proud of Tonny and wish him well in this prestigious achievement.
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