Kenya (MSAKE) - Kenyatta University
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
1623000
800
obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, inter, surgery
July, August, September
5 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
1 meal per day
Student hostels, Student Flats
Reach out to your respective contact person (Local Officers/ National Officer).
http://www.ku.ac.ke/schools/medicine/
LEOs
Collins Macharia
OVERVIEW
The School of Medicine was established in August 2004 as a centre of exellence in health research, capacity buildng and product development. it offes several senate and government approved and regulated health related programs and is currently using several governmet health facilities for clinical placements.

1.         Report on Integration of Health, HIV&AIDS and Reproductive health, Gender and Human Rights.

Kenyatta University, as a teaching and research Institution has strived to integrate issues of Health, HIV&AIDS, Reproductive Health, Gender and Human right into the teaching of various programmes. The University has a well established Aids Control Unit which meets the day to day need to sensitise members of the University Community on HIV and AIDS intervention methods. The centre also engages students in basic training of trainers on HIV/AIDS prevention methods and this information is further dispersed to the immediate community. The University has also established programmes in Reproductive Health and a Gender Violence Centre.

Further methods of integrating knowledge on HIV/AIDS and gender and human rights  is through the teaching as part of the course structure of all programmes offered in the University though the Department of Gender and Development studies.

2.         Status on Health and HIV and AIDS related MDGs 4, 5 and 6

Kenyatta University in collaboration with East African Universities and sponsored by the Association of African Universities (AAU) have recently conducted a research on the contribution of East African Universities toward attainment of Millenium Development Goal No. 5- Improving Maternal Health. The research findings have been disseminated to all collaborating universities and the final report is available. This is in line with strategies to involving learning institutions in the attainment of MDG No. 5

We are also jointly undertaking a research project with the University of Nairobi PACE project geared towards involving Universities in the eradication of HIV and AIDS as part of our contribution to Government led intervention strategies. The EAC may consider sponsoring further research on their role in attainment of MDGs 4 and 6 in East African countries

3.         Infrastructure  and Institutional capacity  arrangements for health and HIV/AIDS services delivery

Kenyatta University has put up various infrastructure to help support the intervention strategies for Health, Gender and HIV and AIDS challenges. Offices have been established for the following intervention centres:

AIDS Control Unit
Kenyatta University Health Unit
Ante natal Clinic
Department of Gender and Development
Gender Violence Recovery Centre
School of Health Sciences with 11 Departments
School of Public Health with 3 Departments
Plans are at an advanced stage to put up the 600 plus bed Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital. Some of the referral facilities to be offered in the facility include:

A State-of-the-Art Medical facility
Facilities to undertake innovative unique research and treatment e.g. specialized laboratories and departments
Specialized in Oncology/Radiotherapy, Neuroscience and Spinal unit, Geriatrics and the Gender Violence treatment and recovery centre
Telemedicine facilities
A projected Bed Capacity of 600 plus patients
Hospital to have two main areas:
Clinical Department
Teaching and Research Department
Ample administration area, lecture theatres, Tutorial area, Library and resource center, laboratories
Doctors’ plaza, Presidential suite and a private wing
Support units
Mortuary and crematorium
Students hostels for over 600 students
Staff quarters
Shopping Centre and banks
Restaurant
Playing ground for children
Beautiful gardens and recreation centres
Ample parking, security and transport system
All these intervention centres are fully staffed and the University continues to advertise for various positions arising to meet the capacity requirements for health and HIV/AIDS services delivery. We also intend to serve Kenya, the East African Community and the global community and promote medical tourism.




UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
Kiambu Teaching and Referral Hospital
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
Journal Club
BOARDING
Pocket Money provided should cover at least 1 meal per day.
LODGING
Student hostels inside the school
Student flats or private accomodation, a walking distance or a short drive from the school.
TRANSPORTATION
Buses
Cabs: Little cab Uber 

SOCIAL PROGRAM
As organised by the LC
MUST SEE
Karura Forest, Kiambu; hiking
Paradise lost, Kiambu; camping, waterfall, bird watching, boating 
Fourteen Falls, Kiambu; waterfall and camping
Nairobi National Museum; Kenya's history, nature, culture and contemporary art
Nairobi National Park; National Park and conservation centre protecting big-game animals & their savanna habitat
Nairobi National Orphanage; cheetah, elephant, safari and walking.
Bomas of Kenya; tourist village in Lang'ata, Nairobi. Bomas displays traditional villages belonging to several Kenyan tribes
Nairobi Safari Walk; Safari and walking
Giraffe Center, Nairobi; Giraffe conservation and breeding centre with feeding platforms & 94 acre forested nature park

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION