Study titled: Access and attitudes to HPV vaccinations among hard-to-reach populations in Kenya.

This study is funded by WHO

PI Kenya: Dr Nelly Mugo

2nd PI- Dr. Deborah Watson-Jones


Dr Shelley Rees

Dr Muthoni Mathai


KPA 5th Annual scientific Conference. Venue: NAIROBI

Message from the chairman- Dr J.K.Mutiso

Hello everyone! The Kenya Psychiatric Association will hold its 5th scientific Conference from June13- 15, 2013, in Nairobi at a venue to be announced later. All are welcome. Kindly submit your abstracts early to the secretariat (Dr Atwoli, cellphone; 0722 943397 or email. This would enable the secretariat to organize the program in time for the Conference in June. Regards.   Dr Ian Kanyanya Hon. Vice Secretary.

Congratulations Prof David Ndetei

On behalf of the faculty, department of Psychiatrist I take this opportunity to congratulate Professor David Ndetei on his election as chairman of the African division of Royal college of Psychiatrists. CONGRATULATIONS

Dr Wangari Kuria

University of Washington: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences & Global health

Mental Health research training for improved health Outcomes in Kenya is a collaborative project between the UW Department of Psychiatry and department of Glopbal health. Project is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health /NIHand is linked to PRIME-K

It is a 3 year project that has been running from September 2012 to 2015


Partnerships for Mental Health Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (PaM-D): Management of Psychosis in Kenya and the role of alternative Medical practitioners: A participatory approach

This study is a component of the collaborative hub for international research on Mental Health- named PaM-D awarded an NIH grant under RFA-MHA-12-110 under Prof Oyo Gureje of Ibadan. 

UON is is one of the collaborating sites with Prof C. Othieno as site leader.

Below is a summary of the Nairobi site project

Linked - Mental Health Research Training for Improved Health Outcomes in Kenya



Common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder negatively impact health outcomes for millions of individuals with physical health conditions.  Despite clear links between mental illnesses and poor health outcomes, little research is conducted in Kenya on prevention and treatment of common mental disorders, particularly in general medical settings where the vast majority of Kenyans receive care.


General information

The department of psychiatry is one of the departments at the School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences. It was established in 1971 soon after the start of the medical college in 1967. The department is situated at the medical school, Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). For teaching purposes, the department also uses Mathari Hospital, which is situated about 10 kilometres away from KNH. At KNH together with staff from KNH we run outpatient clinics for both adults and children. Mathari hospital with approximately 700 inpatients also offers teaching facilities.  An alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility has recently been established at Mathari hospital.

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