Formulation Development of Rufenamide for Lennox Gastaut Syndrome for Paediatric use

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 (Health Services Implementation Research and Clinical Excellence Collaboration)

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.

Community Pharmacy Services at the Pharmacy Practice and Drug Information Unit

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.

DOPPP Participates in the 2nd CHS International Scientific Conference 2013

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

Tianjin University Of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TUTCM), China


The Department has international links with Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TUTCM) of China

Pharmaceutics Laboratory

MPharm Clinical Pharmacy Lecture Theatre

One of the post graduate students revising for his exams.

Pharmaceutics Laboratory

A level IV pharmacy student doing research for her undergraduate research project.

Pharmaceutics Laboratory

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