School of Pharmacy (UoN) and Universal Corporation are working together on a project funded by Federation of East African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and GIZ. The project involves development of a generic Rufinamide (an orphan anti-epileptic drug) product for use in East Africa for the management of children with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome.
phase 1 of this project involves formulation development of generic rufinamide tablets and development and validation of methods of analysis and sclae up to industry level production.
SIRCLE is a collaboration between the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, The College of Health Sciences- University of Nairobi and The Ministry of Medical Services. These partners support salaries of some trainess and provide supervision and mentorship. The collaboration was made possible by grant support for trainee positions, capacity development and research activities provided by The Consortium for National Health Research.
The Department provides community pharmacy services at the Pharmacy Practice and Drug Information Unit (PPDIU). PPDIU offers a wide variety of prescription and over the counter drugs at competitive prices, as well as drug information services, specialist health check-ups and advice on lifestyle interventions.
Several members of staff from the Dept. of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy Practice attended and participated in the 2nd Biannual International Scientific Conference held at the College of Health Sciences from 19-21 June 2013. The conference was themed: "Research and Training for Quality Healthcare".
Members of staff who participated in the conference included:
Dr. S. Maru
Dr. S. Opanga
The Department has international links with Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TUTCM) of China
One of the post graduate students revising for his exams.
A level IV pharmacy student doing research for her undergraduate research project.