School of Nursing Sciences Alumni Chapter launch

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Date and time: 
Thu, 2018-12-13 16:49
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Nairobi Safari Club

There was pomp and color during the launch of the University of Nairobi (UoN) School of Nursing Sciences Alumni and celebrations to mark the school’s 50th anniversary.

The event which was hosted by the University of Nairobi Alumni Association in collaboration with the School of Nursing was held on 11th December, 2018 at Nairobi Safari Club.

The chief guest of the event was Dr. Dabar Maalim Abdi, a Commissioner at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and an alumnus of the School of Nursing.

In his speech, Dr. Abdi urged the health professionals to serve their patients with dignity and integrity and stay away from corruption.

“I would not steal money meant for free maternity and build a house for myself, that’s a curse, that house will be razed by fire.

Corruption is the greatest obstacle to our economic and social development. Corruption reduces investment, increases costs, lowers productivity, undermines confidence in public institutions and endangers public safety and security,” Dr. Abdi said.

He went ahead and urged all UoN alumni to come together and support their Alma Mater adding that alumni association is a powerful instrument not only for meeting some old friends but it is also a great practice.

In her key note address, Dr. Eunice Muringo Kiereini decried tribulations and challenges nurses go through despite having laid down policies that need to be followed in the health sector.

“For a long time I believe nurses in Kenya have really been neglected, their pay and terms of service leaves a lot to be desired,” said Dr. Kiereini.

She urged the nurses to come together and always speak in one voice in order to see a change in the nursing profesion.

“You must see your profession as one. You must se yourselves as one army fighting one common enemy, the disease and ignorance. Whatever you are asking to be done is for the betterment of the nursing profession in this country,” Dr. Kiereini said.

UoN Vice Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi urged the alumni to continue to be good ambassadors of their great alma mater.

Also present during the event were Prof. Madara Ogot (UoN DVC RPE), College of Health Sciences acting Principal, Prof. James Machoki, School of Nursing acting Director Miriam Wagoro, nominated MP Dr. David Ole Sankok.

The School of Nursing Alumni Association becomes the 17th alumni chapter to be launched at UoN.

 

Click here to view the video of the event.

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Tue, 2024-12-31 16:49

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