Proffessor Anna Karani was a great mentor and a friend to many . Prof Karani was a distinguished scholar who gave her best to mankind. A Professor of Nursing & Nursing Education at the University of Nairobi since 2008. Prof. Karani received several awards for promoting community work and nursing education.
In its quest for enriching serious gaming as a learning tool, the DNS receives its first board game designed by South African German Development Cooperation in partnership with safer spaces. Indawo, a Learning Tool for Co-Designing Safer Communities was developed as a way for anyone to learn about planning an area-based approach to violence prevention in South Africa.
The Department of Nursing Sciences in partnership with the University Health Services (UHS),
conducted a free Community Health Camp Targeting University of Nairobi staff and students on 19th May, 2022..
The objective was in line with the University’s Community and Social responsibility
The specific services/ activities offered/ carried out include;
1) Screening for diabetes and hypertension
2) Covid 19 vaccination
3) Screening for weight and Obesity
4) Breast and Cervical cancer screening
Emergency care skills are essential in saving lives whenever emergencies occur to individuals, be they clients in hospital or community members; in the office, while on transit, at home, or field among others.
There is a huge gap of emergency skills among health care and emergency evacuation workers that requires deliberate action to narrow the gap in our country.
The Department of Nursing sciences held a farewell lunch in honor of Dr Waithira Mirie who proceeded on early retirement
Dr. Waithera Mirie was hailed as a great mentor, researcher, and teacher. A great team player and leader, Dr. Mirie left a mark in the Department/ formerly school of Nursing sciences where she served for over 20 years. The younger lecturers hailed her for her mentorship and reminisced how she watched them grow and molded them as early as their first year of training.
Dr. Joyce Jebet made a presentation titled the Kenya Experience on neonatal nursing training during a Small and Sick Newborn webinar series organized by World Health Organization.
Other panelists included Dr. Ornella Lincetto, Medical Officer, WHO and Dr. Laura Angwenyi, Head of Division, Newborn and Child Health, Ministry of Health, Kenya.
Post graduate students undertaking Master of Science in Midwifery and Paediatric Nursing were trained on emergency obstetric and neonatal care skills in a joint training session by the University of Nairobi (UoN) and Kenyatta University (KU).
The aim of the session was to demonstrate and allow the students to perform skills in emergency obstetric and neonatal care.