Inaugural Launch of Mentorship Program by UON Alumni Association and NUPSA

NUPSA intends to hold an in-person mentorship forum on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at the University Towers.
The mentorship forum has been organized in collaboration with the University of Nairobi Alumni Association
(Pharmacy Chapter) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK). It holds immense significance for our students as
it provides them with a unique opportunity to connect with esteemed alumni and professionals in the field of pharmacy.
One of the distinguished guests was a proud alumnus, Dr Isaac Kamamia Wa Murichu. He is the Chairperson of the
Kenya Pharmaceutical Distributors Association (KPDA) and a member of the National Executive Council of the
Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK). The University of Nairobi-trained pharmacist bagged the Titans
Nations-Building Award in Johannesburg, South Africa (2016) for finding a way to make expensive medicine available
to ordinary Kenyans at lower prices through parallel importation. Dr Murichu is a board member of the East African
Health Platform (EAHP), which advocates for health rights and is interested in regional health integration in the context
of the East Africa Community (EAC).
Dr Aneez Rahemtulla, Chairperson PR Committee at the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya also attended as a guest
speaker. In attendance for the launch of the mentorship program were representatives from the alumni association:
UONAA Director Mr Morgan Kiptum and UONAA Treasurer Dr Hastings Ozwara and senior lecturers Dr Margaret
Oluka, Prof Faith Okalebo and Dr Eric Guantai.
The importance of mentorship cannot be overstated. It is a crucial component in shaping the future of our students,
helping them navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in their academic and professional journeys.
Nurturing a strong relationship with our alumni fosters a sense of community and unity among our students, building
their confidence and giving them a valuable network of support to draw from.