Latest News in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Members of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Champion Trial Investigators Meeting held between 7th and 8th March 2016 in Belgaum, India.



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Belgaum, India
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Principal investigators Meeting for Phase I (African Region)

The World Health Organization (WHO), Multi-Country Survey on Abortion held a meeting between 15th and 16th March 2016 in Geneva Switzerland. According to WHO, abortion accounts for 8% [4.7-13.2] of maternal mortality worldwide.



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Geneva, Switzerland
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On 5th to 6th March 2016 Prof. Qureshi made a presentation titled “the Challenges of Postpartum Haemorrhage in Africa” in Belgaum, India.



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Belgaum, India
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The I-CORD project is an audit of births to assess current practices for management of the third stage of labour, and for care at the time of birth for preterm infants in low and middle income countries.



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Kampala, Uganda
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A comprehensive programme of work for reducing the burden of maternal sepsis was held between 20th to 21st of April 2016, in Istanbul, Turkey.



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Istanbul, Turkey
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Dr. Rose Kosgei's wedding.

Members of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology attended the wedding of one of their own Dr. Rose Kosgei.

The team presented gifts to the newly-wed couple and wished them a blessed marriage.



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Nairobi
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Meshack Juma in front of the congress venue the Palmeraie palace in Morocco.

Mr Meshack Juma, a chief technologist at the University of Nairobi, College of Health Science, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology attended the 17th International Union of Sexually Transmitted Infections (USTI) World Congress in Marrakesh Morocco.



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Marrakesh, Morocco
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From 3rd Left: Chairman Department of ObsGyn - Prof. Omondi Ogutu, Dean School of Medicine - Prof. Frederick Were, Seniour Lecturer ObsGyn, Dr. Onesmus Gachuno, Regional Advisor SSA at USAID Mr. Jason Porter.



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College of Health Sciences, UoN
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Dr Johnstone Miheso, a Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and specialist Urogynaecologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital, gives a talk on “evaluation and management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse” and “Urine incontinence-Approach in postmenopausal women” to post graduate students at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology classroom, University of Nairobi.



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College of Health Sciences, UoN
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Professor Koigi Kamau, an associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, chairs a continuous medical education on “The role of Progesterone in early pregnancy: A critical analysis of the PROMISE trial” at the Hotel Serena, Nairobi.



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Serena Hotel, Nairobi
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department held an Obstetric Skills Seminar for Level IV MBchB students.

This is a simulated skills training meant to equip trained doctors with skills in labour monitoring, delivery and immediate neonatal care.



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Skills Lab II
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Dr. Anne Beatrice Kihara is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrical and Gynaecology. She is the Chairperson of Kenya Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society for a second term now. She is also the Vice Chairman of African Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (AFOG)
Follow this link for more details: http://www.kogs.or.ke/ board-of-governors/



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College of Health Sciences - UoN
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Dr Rose Kosgei who is a lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has been elected as an executive board member to the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), representing Africa and Mediterranean region for a six-year term beginning November 2015.



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College of Health Sciences - UoN
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department
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Professor Omondi Ogutu, Chairman Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, has been appointed to the National Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) Committee.  



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College of Health Sciences
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Part 1 Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology students having a hands on training on assisted vaginal delivery. This training was conducted in the department class room in collaboration with Chakalimu Enterprises.



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College of Health Sciences
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Prof Qureshi attended a one day Master Training workshop on use of Kiwi cup vacuum delivery device for assisted vaginal delivery.



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College of Health Sciences
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Having been nominated by The Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological society, Prof Qureshi was selected to receive a FIGO award in Recognition of Women Obstetricians/Gynaecologists at the XXI FIGO World Congress in Vancouver, Canada .She was one of 22 women gynaecologists from all over the world who received this prestigious award, which was presented by the FIGO president   PROF SIR SABARATNAM ARULKUMARAN.



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College of Health Sciences
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Prof. Omondi Ogutu from the Department of Obstretics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi has been appointed as one of the members of the Joint International Society of Obstetric Medicine (ISOM) and International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) Global Health Committee.



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Nairobi,Kenya
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Prof Zahida Qureshi, Chairperson Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology attended the World Health Organization Odon Device Trial: Independent Scientific Advisory Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, 7-8 May 2015.



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Geneva, Switzerland
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(Principal Investigator, Prof. Isaac O. Kibwage gives opening remarks during the MEPI site meeting)



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College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi
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The first level 4 skills day in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology was conducted on 6th and 7th February 2015. Students were taken through ten (10) obstetrics and (10) gynecology skills under the leadership of the chairperson, Prof. Zahida Qureshi, Prof Eunice Cheserem, Dr. Rose Kosgei and Dr. Alfred Osoti.

Some of the skills covered included;



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College of Health Sciences
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College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi
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Prof Zahida Qureshi, Chairperson Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology attended a WHO meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, 22-23 January 2015 on Maternal Near-Miss Approach and Quality of Care: Research and Implementation

The concept of “maternal near-miss,” indicating very severe maternal morbidity, has evolved during the past two decades.



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Istanbul, Turkey
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Human Reproduction Programme News, World Health Organization



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Geneva
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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology welcomed the new MBchB Level 4 students of Group B.

The students were welcome by the department chair Prof Qureshi Zahida and taken through the introduction process and teaching.



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Geneva
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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology held a farewell party for outgoing Associate Professor, Prof James Kiarie.

The event was Led by the Chairperson, Prof Qureshi Zahida and attended by the Department’s staff whom each got a chance to give Prof Kiarie a goodbye message.



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College of Health Sciences
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Preventing intimate partner violence in Uganda Kenya and Tanzania a joint workshop of the Uganda national academy of Sciences and the US Institute of Medicine, Aug 11-12 2014

Summary:



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College of Health Sciences
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