Amref International University (AMIU) Signs Training Partnership With Nairobi West Hospital


On 11th February 2019, Prof Marion Mutugi, the Vice Chancellor of Amref International University (AMIU) and Mr. Sukhmeet Sandhu, the Chief Executive Office of Nairobi West Hospital (NWH) signed an agreement to establish a training partnership for the Higher Diploma in Intensive Critical Care Nursing (ICCN). The University will provide classroom teaching, clinical instruction, and quality assurance while the hospital will offer clinical placement and preceptorship.  The one year academic programme accredited by the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK), will target registered nurses who will provide quality critical care to intensive care unit patients.

The Amref International University which is fully owned by Amref Health Africa, joins the few institutions training in this specialized area. This is one more program that AMIU offers in order to inspire lasting health change in Africa.

Amref International University (AMIU) Signs Training Partnership With Nairobi West Hospital

Amref International University (AMIU) appoints new Vice Chancellor


The Amref International University Council’s global search for a suitable candidate conducted with the support of a South African based recruitment agency has been completed.  After a vigorous competitive process, the Council has appointed Prof Marion Mutugi as Vice Chancellor of AMIU for a period of four years.

Prof Marion MutugiProf Marion Mutugi takes over from Dr Alice Lakati who has been the acting Vice Chancellor after Prof Peter Ngatia, the first interim Vice chancellor retired in September 2018. Prof Mutugi is a renowned scientist, trainer and manager who has extensive experience in management and governance in various public and private universities. She is the outgoing Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Planning, Research and Development at the University of Kabianga. She previously worked at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) among other positions as the Director, Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (ITROMID) where she oversaw postgraduate training in Public Health, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine, Epidemiology and Molecular medicine. Before that, she worked for over 25 years in public and private research institutions.

Speaking during the hand over to the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Lakati said “As the faculty we are proud to be part of the setting up of this university. The next phase requires focus as we look forward to moving the university from a letter of interim authority to charter.  The task at hand requires that we develop programmes, structures as well as the most important resource; the human resource.  This we shall do by building on the existing firm foundation already in place such as dedicated staff and strategic partnerships with international universities.” Dr Lakati went on to say that she has full confidence in Prof Mutugi whose experience will be invaluable, as the first Vice Chancellor of Amref International University.

On her part, Prof Mutugi said; “I wish to thank the University for giving me the opportunity to be part of the bright future ahead. Recognizing the challenge, I appreciate the confidence the university council has in me. In response, I wish to assure them together with staff, students and indeed all stakeholders of Amref International University that by God’s grace I will endeavour to grow the University to be a leading research and training institution for health practitioners in Africa,” said Prof Mutugi as she took over office.

Prof Mutugi holds a BSc in Biology from Philippine Union College, Manila Philippines, a Master of Botany (Genetics) from University of Nairobi and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She is a dynamic research scientist who is widely published in her area of genetics and more recently bioethics and a trainer through whose hands many biomedical and health professionals in Kenya and the region have passed.

The University which is fully owned by Amref Health Africa will build on the world renowned AMREF brand and name recognition which spans a period of over 60 years of quality and innovative public and community health interventions, training and education.  In this regard, Prof Mutugi is a good fit for Amref International University (AMIU) and will lead a team that will develop the University as to be a premier specialized institution of higher learning focused on training in health sciences in order to create lasting health change in Africa.

Course For Health Journalists To Kick Off In February 2019


Amref Health Africa through the Amref International University (AMIU) and Amref Regional Programmes will jointly roll out a course for health journalists in February 2019.

This was revealed by the interim Vice Chancellor of AMIU Dr Alice Lakati who said that the course had already been approved by the university’s Senate.

A first-of-its-kind, the course gives journalism students, mid-level media practitioners, editors and communications specialists’ greater familiarity with public health and access to a wide range of sources and scientific resources.

AMIU and Regional Programmes have already drafted a partnership agreement to jointly roll out the course. Among areas of collaboration include leveraging on the Regional Programme’s immense technical capacity and presence in Africa to market the course in the regions.

Dr Alice Lakati is upbeat that the unique course will address an important health concern.

“This course offers a great opportunity for both postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) students with synergy to shape Africa’s health agenda,” she said.

“It will build communicators’ understanding of scientific methods and help them communicate health stories within a broader scientific context. This will facilitate them to generate factual and non-sensational reports,” she added.

With the constantly evolving news landscape, skill-based programmes and constructive journalism is an essential vehicle for communicators to gain new abilities, content knowledge and sources.

The course also provides learners with a set of skills and competencies to research and analyse health-related materials for reliability, thereby improving the accuracy in reporting.

Prof Joachim Osur, Amref Health Africa’s Director of Regional Programmes noted that media advocacy for health ensures that the right policies are enacted and also implemented to achieve a country’s health goals.

 “For this to be realised, media practitioners must have the right skills to effectively contribute to improving the health of populations,” he said.

Amref University Signs Partnerships To Enhance Capacity In The Health Sector


Amref International University (AMIU) has signed partnerships with key institutions to enhance capacity training in the health sector.

The university has partnered with Julius Centre Global Health and Elevate Health which are part of University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU) and Maastricht University.

Under the agreements, AMIU will collaborate with the organizations to promote innovations in health care technology and capacity building in health sciences including promoting online healthcare courses, alignment of educational content, co-creation and expansion of programmes, development of the Amref E-campus among other initiatives.

Dr. Alice Lakati, Ag. Vice Chancellor Amref International University (AMIU) with Geraldine Beaujean M.D, Managing Director School of Health Professions Education, Maastricht University during the partnership signing between the two institutions. The partnership will oversee the strengthening of capacity and quality of the health workforce at AMIU, by improving Health Professions Education across the continent. This cooperation is to explore and initiate opportunities to collaborate and share expertise between the two education institutions.

AMIU Interim Vice Chancellor, Dr. Alice Lakati said the shared goal of the parties is to strengthen the capacity and quality of the health workforce in Africa. “These partnerships are geared towards strengthening and building of capacity in response to the challenge of inadequate human resources in the healthcare.” said Dr Lakati. “The objective of these agreements are to explore and initiate opportunities to collaborate and share expertise with the aim of creating mutually beneficial outcomes,” said Dr Lakati.

Amref International University (AMIU) is an accredited institution of higher learning focused on training in health sciences and is fully owned by Amref Health Africa.

AMIU is founded on the experience and intellect of Amref Health Africa, which is renowned with over 60 years of quality and innovative public and community health interventions, training and education.

AMIU leads the way in health sciences education with a breadth of programmes. AMIU currently has an Institute of Research, Innovation and Consultancy and one School of Health Sciences with five departments: Community Health Practice, Health Systems Management and Development, Nursing and Laboratory Sciences.

Amref University Signs Partnerships To Enhance Capacity In The Health Sector

Ag. Vice Chancellor, Amref International University (AMIU) Dr. Alice Lakati, Prof. Dr. Rick Grobbee Managing Director from Julius Center, University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) and the Director, Institute of Capacity Development, Amref Health Africa Dr. George Kimathi, As they sign an MoU between AMIU and UMCU . The partnership will enable both institutions to contribute towards strengthening and training of human resources for health in Africa.

Amref International University (AMIU) signs Training Partnership with St. Mary’s Hospital


On 11th June 2018, Amref International University signed a 5 year contract with St.  Mary’s Hospital to establish a training partnership for diploma and degree (BSc. Nursing and BSc. Midwifery) programmes.

The contract will also see clinical placements opportunities for student nurses and midwives being trained at the Amref International University (AMIU).

St. Mary’s Hospital is a prime and multi-specialty, tertiary care hospital under the management of the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi. It is founded on a vision of being a model Christian teaching and referral healthcare provider.  The Hospital’s mission is to provide compassionate and quality healthcare so that patients may have life to the full.  The Lang’ata branch of the hospital has 320 beds capacity with a total of 96 nurses of whom 7 are BSc in Nursing graduates and 89 are diploma holders. The hospital has 6 clinical consultants and 22 clinical officers.

Amref International University (AMIU) is an accredited institution of higher learning focused on training in health sciences and is fully owned by Amref Health Africa.

Amref International University (AMIU) signs Training Partnership with St. Mary’s Hospital

AMIU focus primarily on health sciences with a commitment to progressively develop innovative programmes catering to the present and future needs of African populations and currently has an Institute of Research, Innovation, and Consultancy and one School of Health Sciences with five departments.

The hospital and AMIU commit themselves to implementing health professional training, health system research and actively seeking potential areas for co-operation to facilitate holistic education for AMIU students.

The university and St. Mary’s Hospital are committed to enable health practitioners reflect on their experiences, gain access to new knowledge and insights in the field of health and health development, and provide linkages between participatory research and community based health development efforts.

AMIU Welcomes its First Cohort of Future Health Leaders


AMIU is proud to announce its first group of students for the newly introduced Bachelor of Science undergraduate programmes in Community Health Practice and Health Systems Management & Development.

The cross-cultural scholars will go through comprehensive curricula which will focus on improving primary health care and health systems in the Sub- Saharan region. The two courses are intensive on practise based learning to ensure students join the health sector workforce fully equipped to save lives and make a difference in healthcare.

AMIU Welcomes its First Cohort of Future Health Leaders

AMIU Welcomes its First Cohort of Future Health Leaders

ABOUT AMIU

Amref International University (AMIU) is an accredited institution of higher learning focused on training in health sciences and is fully owned by Amref Health Africa.

AMIU is founded on the experience and intellect of Amref Health Africa, which is reputed with over 60 years of quality and innovative public and community health interventions, training and education.

AMIU has nurtured leaders and shaped the future of public health practice in Africa for over 40 years under its predecessor Amref International Training Centre (AITC). Leading the way in health sciences education with a breadth of programmes.

AMIU is committed to progressively develop innovative programmes catering to the present and future needs of African populations.

 

ABOUT AMIU’S NEW BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Amref International University (AMIU) is offering a pioneering degree programme in Community Health Practice which seeks to address the shortage of trained community health practitioners in the sub-Sahara region.

AMIU has also introduced a BSc. in Health Systems Management and Development to ensure that current and future health systems managers are professionally prepared.

The two programmes commenced on 10th May 2018 and will seek to equip high school graduates and middle-level healthcare workers with knowledge and skills for successful implementation of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) agenda.

Learn more about these courses and Apply Today for May & September Intake.

Amref International University to train leaders in Community Health and Health Systems Management


Amref International University (AMIU) has announced a pioneering degree programme in Community Health Practice which seeks to address the shortage of trained community health practitioners in the sub-Sahara region.

The health sciences university is also introducing a BSc. in Health Systems Management and Development to ensure that current and future health systems managers are professionally prepared.

The two programmes commence on 10th May 2018 and will seek to equip high school graduates and middle-level healthcare workers with knowledge and skills for operative implementation of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) agenda.

The Interim Vice Chancellor, Dr. Peter Ngatia noted that the development of the degree courses was informed by the experience and intellect of Amref Health Africa which is reputed with over 60 years of quality and innovative public and community health interventions, training and education.

The health industry needs well equipped experts to guarantee functional health systems which will facilitate the implementation of Primary Health Care interventions. Dr. Ngatia reiterated the need for stronger relationships between communities and formal health systems through enhancing the skills of Community Health Practitioners.

In Kenya, for instance, there only 8.6 nurses and midwives for 10,000 population and only 66% of births are attended by a skilled health worker. The number of health workers across various cadres is inadequate and unevenly distributed. Amref International University plans to train over 3500 highly skilled health workers over the next 5 years who will provide solutions to the existing and emerging health challenges in Africa.

AMIU will offer courses in Health Professional Education, Nursing and Midwifery, Laboratory Sciences, Health Research, Physiotherapy and a variety of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. The graduates of these programmes will improve the severe shortage of health workers across sub-Saharan Africa.

Additionally, the graduates will have the necessary experience and knowledge to address the challenges faced in the delivery of healthcare. This will ensure that child mortality rates are reduced as they will link families to essential services and equip them with information and skills to prevent disease, promote good nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene.

Amref International University is an accredited institution of higher learning having been granted its Letter of Interim Authority on 1st August 2017 by the Commission for University Education (CUE).

The university is commitment to progressively develop innovative programmes catering to the present and future needs of African populations. AMIU is Pan-African and is poised to attract faculty, researchers and students from all corners of the African Continent. Like its parent institution, Amref Health Africa, AMIU will endeavour to offer the best in teaching, research and community services.

Amref International University (AMIU) May 2018 Intake


Academic Programmes: We will offer postgraduate, undergraduate degree and diploma courses as well as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. Announcing 2018 intake: Download Full Advert →  Amref International University May 2018 Intake

 

Course

 

Minimum Entry Requirement

Course Duration  

Intake

Postgraduate courses

MSc in Medical/ Health Research Bachelor’s degree in medical/ health related first-degree course – Upper second class or lower second with 2 year post degree course 2 Years Sept 2018
Masters in Public Health •  A basic degree relevant to the applicant’s area of specialisation, including Biological, Social and Health Sciences or other closely allied disciplines

•  Two years of relevant working experience.

2 Years Sept 2018
MSc in Health Professions Education •  A basic degree relevant to the applicant’s area of specialisation, including Biological, Social and Health Sciences or other closely allied disciplines

•  Two years of relevant working experience.

2 Years Sept 2018

Undergraduate courses

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences
E-learning Blended

BSc Nursing (BScN) In-service Programme

•  A Diploma in Nursing from a recognised Institution

•  A valid Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) License

•  A Minimum of 2 years working experience in a relevant setting

•  A mean grade of C plain or Division II in O-Levels with a

pass in English or Kiswahili.

3 Years May and Sept, 2018
Department of Community Health Practice
Bachelor of Science in Community Health Practice •  KCSE (or its equivalent) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and minimum of C in Biology and Chemistry and C in English/ Kiswahili and Maths/Physics or

•  KACE with a minimum of two principal passes including

Biology and subsidiary pass in Chemistry, Maths/Physics or

•  Diploma (with a mean grade C) in Public Health, Environmental Health, Clinical Medicine, Pharmacy, Community Health, Human Nutrition, or the equivalent or

•  Higher National Diploma (HND) in Public Health, Environmental Health, Clinical Medicine, Pharmacy, Community Health.

4 Years 7 May and

3 Sept, 2018

Department of Health Systems Management and Development
Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management and Development •  KCSE (or its equivalent) certificate with C+ for Biology and

Chemistry

•  Two principal passes including Biology and subsidiary pass in Chemistry, Maths/ Physics

•  Diploma (with a KSCE mean grade C) in Public Administration, Business, Administration/Management, Public Health, Environmental Health, Clinical Medicine, Pharmacy, Community Health, Human Nutrition, or the equivalent of any of these qualifications

4 Years

Full-time (9 trimesters or 3 years) Part-

time (12 trimesters or 4 years).

7 May and

3 Sept, 2018

Department of Laboratory Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences Bridging Course •  Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences or equivalent Diploma from an institution approved by the national council or board of that country and recognised by the University Senate, and registered with a recognised national council or licensing board.

•  Higher National Diploma (HND) in Medical Laboratory Sciences or equivalent HND from an institution approved by the national council or board of that country and recognised by the University Senate, and registered with a recognised national council or licensing board.

•  A minimum 2 years practical working experience in a relevant setting

2 ½ Years 3 Sept, 2018

 

Diploma Courses

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences
Pre-service KRCHN Programme (Fresh entry) KCSE mean aggregate of a C plain, or KCE Division II, a C (plain) or Credit in English or Kiswahili, a C (Plain) or Credit in Biology or Biological Sciences, a C- (minus) or pass in Physical sciences or Physics or Mathematics. 3 ½ Years Mar & Sept, 2018
ECHN-KRCHN In-

Service Programme

Be a Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse (KECHN) 2 Years Mar & Sept, 2018
Enrolled Nurse/ Midwife EN/M- KRCHN In-Service Programme Be an enrolled nurse midwife (EN/M) 2 ½ Years Mar & Sept, 2018
Higher Diploma in Comprehensive

Reproductive Health

Be a health worker: nurses, midwives and clinical officers 1 Year Mar & Sept 2018
Department of Community Health Practice
Higher Diploma in Community Health •   Be a holder of Diploma in Community Health recognised by Amref Health Africa with at least one-year working experience or

•   Be a holder of any other health-related Diploma or equivalent qualifications recognised by Amref Health Africa with at least one-year working experience or

•   Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University

1 Year Mar 5, July,

Oct 2018

Diploma in Community Health •   KCSE (or its equivalent) certificate with a mean aggregate of C, a C plain in Biology, Chemistry, English or Kiswahili and Maths or Physics or

•   A Certificate course from a recognised institution

2 ½ Years July 2018

Continuing Professional Development courses

CPD forms part of the practice of any professional, and for practitioners in various development sectors. Amref Health Africa believes that human resource is a key driver of any development in the health sector. CPD is an ongoing process and continues throughout a professional’s career because it ensures you continue to be competent in your profession. The outcome of a well planned CPD course is that it safeguards the public, the employer, the professional and the professional’s career. Investing in staff development is an important pre-requisite for strengthening the ability of any organisation to fulfil its mission over time, and increase the chances of positively impacting on the lives of individuals as well as communities. Amref Health Africa, a partner of choice in capacity building through training, is committed to working with institutions and individuals to realise their full potential.

Course Cost Duration/ Intake
Department of Continuing Professional Development
Monitoring and Evaluation Option 1 Kshs 140,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 1,400 (Non-Kenyans)

4 Weeks – Feb 12-Mar 2; May 7

-Jun 1; Aug 6-31; Nov 5–30

Monitoring and Evaluation Option 2 Kshs 70,000 (Kenyans);

US$ (Non-Kenyans)

2 Weeks – Mar 19-30; Apr 9-20;

Jun 11-22; Sep 10-21; Dec 10-21

Monitoring and Evaluation Option 3 Kshs 70,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 700 (Non-Kenyans)

Throughout the year 2018
Strategic Management and Leadership (Result Based Management) Kshs 70,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 700 (Non-Kenyans)

10 Days – Mar 12-23; Oct 15-26
Supportive Supervision, Mentorship and Coaching Kshs 52,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 520 (Non-Kenyans)

5 Days – May 21-25; Oct 23–27
Leadership, Management and Governance for Health Systems Strengthening Kshs 100,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 1,000 (Non-Kenyans)

10 Days – Mar 12 – 23; Jun 18 –

29; Nov 12 – 23

Logistics, Commodity and Supply Chain Management Kshs 70,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 700 (Non-Kenyans)

10 days – Jun 11-22; Sep 17-28
Practical Project Management and Sustainability Kshs 70,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 700 (Non-Kenyans)

10 Days – May 14-25; Sep 17-28
Leadership and Management in Community Development Programmes Kshs 70,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 700 (Non-Kenyans)

10 Days – April 23 – May 4;

Sep 18-29

Fundraising and Resource Mobilisation Kshs 52,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 520 (Non-Kenyans)

5 Days; Apr 16-20; Aug 20–24
Training of Facilitators Kshs 70,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 700 (Non-Kenyans)

10 Days; May 14-25; Oct 8–19
Disaster, Trauma and Counselling Management Kshs 70,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 700 (Non-Kenyans)

10 Days; July 9-20; Nov 12-23
Behavior Change and Communication Kshs 52,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 520 (Non-Kenyans)

5 Days; July 23-27
Finance Management for Non-Finance Managers Kshs 52,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 520 (Non-Kenyans)

5 Days; Aug 13–17
Sexual Reproductive Health Kshs 52,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 520 (Non-Kenyans)

5 Days; Apr 30 – May 4;

Nov 19-23

Research Methods-Quantitative & Qualitative Data Analysis Kshs 52,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 520 (Non-Kenyans)

5 Days; May 7-11; Dec 10-14
Advocacy Skills Kshs 52,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 520 (Non-Kenyans)

5 Days; May 14-18; Sep 24-28;

Dec 11-15

Customer Service Management Kshs 21,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 210 (Non-Kenyans)

3 Days; Apr 25-27; Oct 24-26
Hospital Administration and Management Kshs 70,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 700 (Non-Kenyans)

10 Days; Mar 12-23; Jun 18-29;

Nov 12–23

Electronic Document and Record Management Kshs 70,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 700 (Non-Kenyans)

10 Days; Jun 25 – Jul 6;

Nov 19–30

 

 

Emergency Medical Care Courses

•      Basic life support & First Aid;

•      Advanced Trauma Life Support;

•      Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Paediatric Life Support;

 

Kshs 5,000

Kshs 6,000

KShs 7,000

1 week each; Feb, Apr, Sep
Leadership, Management and Governance for mid-level managers of health services Kshs 70,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 700 (Non-Kenyans)

6 months – May
Effective Teaching and Mentorship Skills Kshs 70,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 700 (Non-Kenyans)

2 weeks – Feb, Jul, Oct
WHO External Competency Assessment of Malaria Microscopists (ECAMM) US$ 1,300; Covers tuition and accommodation-related costs (Kenyans and Non- Kenyans) 5 days – Mar 5–9; Jul 23–27;

Sep 17–21; Oct 22–26

Medical Laboratory Practices and Management (MLP&M) US$ 2,495; Covers tuition and accommodation-related costs (Kenyans and Non- Kenyans) 22 weeks (Implemented in three phases):

Phase One: Jun 4 – Jul 27 Phase Two: Aug 13-24; Phase Three: Sep 3 – 30 Nov

Laboratory-Based Disease Surveillance Training US$ 2,495; Covers tuition and accommodation-related costs (Kenyans and Non- Kenyans) 10 days Implemented in two phases:

Phase One: Sep 10 – 14; Phase Two: Sep 17 – 21

Statistical Data Analysis Course; Level I Kshs 18,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 180 (Non-Kenyans)

3 days (full time): Mar: 6 – 8,

12 – 16; May: 8 – 10, 21 – 24; Jul

3 – 5, 16 – 19; Sep: 4 – 6, 17 – 20;

Nov: 13 – 15

Statistical Data Analysis Course; Level II Kshs 25,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 250 (Non-Kenyans)

4 days (full time): Apr 9-12;

Jun 4 –7; Aug 6–9; Oct 8–11

Scientific Writing Kshs 25,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 250 (Non-Kenyans)

5 days; Available from Sep
Research Ethics Kshs 52,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 520 (Non-Kenyans)

5 days; Available from September
Research Proposal Development Kshs 52,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 520 (Non-Kenyans)

5 days; Available from Jul
Child Health Kshs 25,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 250 (Non-Kenyans)

2 – 3 months; Intake throughout the year
Integrated HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Management Kshs 25,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 250 (Non-Kenyans)

Part 1: 10 days; Part 2: 10 days.

Available from Sep

Community Health Kshs 25,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 250 (Non-Kenyans)

2 – 3 months; Intake throughout the year
Communicable Diseases Kshs 25,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 250 (Non-Kenyans)

2 – 3 months; Intake throughout the year
Non-Communicable Diseases Kshs 25,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 250 (Non-Kenyans)

2 – 3 months; Intake throughout the year
Malaria Kshs 25,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 250 (Non-Kenyans)

2 – 3 months; Intake throughout the year
Nutrition Kshs 25,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 250 (Non-Kenyans)

2 – 3 months; Intake throughout the year
Medicine Management Kshs 25,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 250 (Non-Kenyans)

2 – 3 months; Intake throughout the year
Obstetrics and Gynecology Kshs 25,000 (Kenyans);

USD 250 (Non-Kenyans)

2 – 3 months; Intake throughout the year
Family Planning Kshs 25,000 (Kenyans);

US$ 250 (Non-Kenyans)

2 – 3 months; Intake throughout the year
Disaster Risk Management (DRM) US$ 1,200 (Kenyans and Non-Kenyans) 6 days; Nov

 

To apply:

  1. Submit a completed application form and ensure that you attach copies of your academic and school leaving testimonials and National Identity Card (or Birth Certificate). You should also provide a reliable postal address, email and telephone
  2. Application forms may be downloaded from the Website here: or collected from Admissions Office, Amref International University, Langata Road, Nairobi. Click here for Map & Contacts.
  3. Deposit a non-refundable application fee of Kshs 1,000 (US$10) for Degree courses, Kshs 500 (US$5) for Diploma and Certificate courses in any branch of Kenya Commercial

The account details are indicated below:

Bank: KENYA COMMERCIAL BANK | A/C Name: AMREF INTERNATIONAL UNI R TRUSTEES

A/C No: 1221632108 | Payment Reference: (National Id No)

Write your name on the back side of the bank slip and attach the original bank slip to your application form.

Mpesa:   A/C Name: Amref | Business No: 000555 | A/C No: (National Id No)

 

NB: Applications from students who do not meet the specific academic requirements will not be acknowledged.

Applications must be sent to:  Dean, Health Sciences | Email: deanshs@amref.ac.ke

For further enquiries call:  Vivian +254 741 743 871 | Monica +254 772 354 946

Scholastica +254 (0)20 699 3219/3220 | Email: enquiry@amref.ac.ke

Amref Health Africa GCEO & Interim VC Meet Chairperson of AMIU Council


Today, I met Prof Margaret Kobia, Inaugural Chair of the Amref International University Council accompanied by the Interim VC Dr Peter Ngatia. We congratulated her on the nomination to the Cabinet and handed over a copy of ‘No turning back’ by Sir M Wood – Dr Githinji Gitahi

Healthcare receives boost as more than 500 Amref Health Africa graduates join sector


31st graduation is the last for Amref International Training Centre as it marks its transition to Amref International University.

Kenya’s and Africa’s healthcare sector is today set to benefit from the fresh entry of 560 healthcare professionals with diplomas and certificates in community health, nursing, midwifery and other fields.

The professionals graduated from Amref International Training Centre in an elaborate graduation ceremony that drew the attendance of the Education, Science and Technology Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i, who was the Guest of Honour at the event.

This was the institution’s 31st graduation ceremony and its last as Amref International Training Centre. It will now transition into Amref International University after receiving the letter of Interim Authority from the Ministry of Education on August 1st 2017 upon the recommendation of the Commission of University Education.

Dr. Matiang’i commended Amref Health Africa for this transition, noting that he was confident that Amref would continue transforming the training of health workers in Kenya and the African continent as a whole.

Healthcare receives boost as more than 500 Amref Health Africa graduates join sector

Dr Fred Matiang`i hands over the letter of Interim Authority to Dr Githinji Gitahi during the graduation ceremony today

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The Education Cabinet Secretary also congratulated the 560 professionals who graduated.

“There is no doubt that these health professionals have acquired the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to effectively play their role in the health sector of this country,” said Dr. Matiang’i.

Africa has a shortfall of more than 1.2 million health workers, underlining the need to expand training in the continent.  Amref Health Africa has been at the forefront in bridging the health worker gap through training, including mobile and e-Learning.

Healthcare receives boost as more than 500 Amref Health Africa graduates join sector

Dr. Githinji Gitahi, the Group CEO of Amref Health Africa, noted that the transition from a mid-level college to a university would play a crucial role in arming Africa’s healthcare workforce with additional skills and knowledge to help its people.

“Many of our diploma graduates will now be able to enroll at Amref International University to upgrade their qualification to degree and masters level. This will have a transformative impact on Kenya’s and Africa’s health system, which still grapples with workforce deficits,” noted Dr. Gitahi.

Speech by Fred Matiang’i, Cabinet Secretary, Education, Science and Technology 

Speech by Dr Githinji Gitahi, Group CEO Amref Health Africa

Speech by Dr Peter M. Ngatia, Director for Training, Amref Health Africa