Latest News in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

WHO CHAMPION TRIAL Sponsors from MERCK for Mothers made a site visit on 15th May 2017. The team comprised of Mary-Ann Etiebet (MD-Executive Director,), Scott Higgins (Director of Operations), Jeffrey Jacobs (MIM-Director of Product Innovation & Market Access), Prof. Gwyneth Helen Lewis (MSD for Mother Advisory Board Member).



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College of Health Sciences
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Gracia Garden Hotel, Nairobi
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AMREF Health Africa, Kenya held a two day annual retreat for its board members. Prof. Qureshi is a Board Member of AMREF Health Africa - Kenya.

The retreat was held from 4th – 5th May 2017, at the Enashipia Lodge Naivasha as part of team building activities.



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Naivasha
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Prof. Omondi Ogutu, Chairman Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UoN, at the 1st World Congress on Maternal Foetal Neonatal Medicine Congress in London, from 24th to 27th April 2017.



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London
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The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists held its 2017 world congress in South Africa.
The University of Nairobi was represented in this congress by Professor Zahida Qureshi, Professor James Kiarie (WHO), and Dr. Anne-Beatrice Kihara, Dr.Stephen Ochiel and Dr.George Gwako.



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Cape Town International Convention Centre
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The World Health Organization held a two day training to equip trainees with technical skills for the application of the Odon device. This was done in preparation for the roll-out of a multicountry, multisite study to evaluate the feasibility and safety of the Odon device for assisted vaginal delivery. In Kenya the study will be done at KNH.

Among the trainers was Professor Zahida Qureshi, one of the local PIs. Dr. George Gwako, another local PI and Mark Sigei, the Data Manager in the study were trained.



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Kalafong hospital, Pretoria, South Africa
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The WHO’s champion trial, a phaseIII , randomized multicountry, multisite non inferiority clinical trial using Carbetocin room temperature stable for prevention of PPH following vaginal delivery, recently held a collaborators meeting in Cape town.

The University of Nairobi was represented in this meeting by Professor Zahida Qureshi, the Kenyan PI in the trial.



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Cape Town, South Africa
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Professor Omondi Ogutu, Chairman Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, with teaching staff and colleagues at the 41st KOGS Annual Scientific Conference held at the PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort and Convention Centre, Mombasa.



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Mombasa
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Prof. Zahida Qureshi attended the WHO Multi-Country Survey Abortion Regional training meeting for Anglophone countries in Accra Ghana 1-3rdNovember 2016 at the Crowne Plaza hotel Accra.

WHO plans to carry out a survey on abortion in Africa, Asia and Latin America.



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Accra, Ghana
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Prof. Omondi Ogutu at the ISSHP Conference in Sao Paulo-Brazil.

The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in pregnancy held their 20th biannual congress in the city of Sao Paulo from October 23-26th at the Maksoud Hotel.



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Sao Paulo
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Group Photo of International Collaborators with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Team members at meeting held at Hilton Euston hotel 21-22nd September 2016.

Professor Zahida Qureshi the Principal Investigator of the WOMAN Trial in KENYA participated in the “The Woman Trial Writing Committee Meeting” held in London 21-22nd September 2016.



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London
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Professor Stuart Weiner, a professor of maternal fetal medicine from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, visited the University of Nairobi Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from 12th to 16th September 2016.



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CHS, Kenyatta
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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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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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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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Skills Lab II
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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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Skills Lab II
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College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi
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Human Reproduction Programme News, World Health Organization



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Geneva
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