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Ph.D Defense by Ermias Terefe

Ermias Mergia Terefe a PhD student at the University of Nairobi (UoN) Department of Pharmacology defended his thesis successfully on May 30, 2022. 

The title of his Ph.D work was "In vitro and in silico pharmacological evaluation of antiretroviral activity of Croton species".

His Supervisors were Prof. Faith A. Okalebo, Prof. Solomon Derese and  Dr. Joseph Muriuki.

Congratulations Dr. Ermias for completing your Ph.D in Molecular Pharmacology.


The event which was held at Taifa Hall on March 23, 2022 was presided over by Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama.

The ceremony brought together the UoN community to recognize and award outstanding staff and departments in various categories namely; performance contracting, research and innovation, long service, staff performance and special recognition.

Two researchers from the Department of Pharmacy were awarded for their registered inventions in the research and innovation awards category, they include;  Dr. Sylvia Atiso Opanga and Dr. Shital Maru.

Gift presentation to the department of pharmacy

Following  the celebration of the 200th anniversary of U.S Pharmacopoeia (USP).The department of pharmacy received five volumes of the U.S Pharmacopeia 43-National Formulary 38 (USP-NF) compendia. In 2020, the USP-NF trasitioned to being 100% onlinepublication. This commemorative printed editions represent the final physical copies of the USP-NF compendia.

The books were presented to the chairman Department of Pharmacy by Dr. Evans Sagwa Director, EAsterne and Southern Africa, Promoting the Qualty of Medicines Plus (QMP+) programme


The outgoing Chairman, Department of  Pharmacy Dr. Kipruto A. Sinei. hands over to the incoming Chairman Dr. Eric Guantai on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

Dr. Sinei took the opportunity to thank all the staff both teaching and non teaching for the tremendous support they gave him during his tenure.

And requested the memebrs of staff to continue according the same support to the new chairman.

University of Nairobi, pre-service AMS training

The Department of Pharmacy, University of Nairobi in collaboration with the MSH MTaps program conducted a 2-day training on antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS). The training was done on two consecutive Saturdays on the 29th January and the 5th February, 2022. The target trainees were the senior Bpharm students from the final year BPharm V and Bpharm IV class.  The aim of the training was to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes on the preservice students to prepare them for participation in AMS activities upon graduation and release into the field.


Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! Abiding by the Christmas spirit usually embodied by acts of kindness and love, Nairobi University Pharmacy Students’ Association (NUPSA) in collaboration with Kenya Pharmacy Students’ Association (KEPhSA) organized to visit Mogra children’s home to spend time and have fun with the children. This was to be a joint event with other local chapters offering Pharmacy. Funds were to be raised by the chapters to facilitate the event.