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University of Nairobi and University of Helsinki, Finland Meeting on One Health Collaboration & Capacity Building

Department of Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi and University of Helsinki, Finland  staff members  held a meeting to discuss enhanced collaboration between the two universities. The team from Finland visited the PHPT department to explore areas of collaboration in research on one health. This is based on the existing collaboration between university of Helnsiki and University of Nairobi on one health research capacity building. 

Pork sold in Nairobi, neigbouring towns has harmful parasites

About one million people living in and around Nairobi are at risk of contracting a parasite from unprocessed pork slaughtered in Kiambu County.

This is according to a study conducted by scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in collaboration with the University of Nairobi's Department of Public Health Pharmacology and Toxicology and the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences.


Dónal O’Mathúna, BSc(Pharm), MA, PhD, is Associate Professor at The Ohio State University’s (OSU) College of Nursing and Associate Director for Research at the OSU Center for Bioethics ( in Columbus, Ohio, USA. His research addresses ethics during disasters and humanitarian crises, particularly research ethics.


Marion Wanjiku Mutugi, a professor of genetics graduated with a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1993. The dynamic scholar, trainer, manager who is widely published in her area of medical genetics and more recently bioethics has a personal motto; “What’s worth doing, is worth doing well”.  Her current focus is ethical application of research findings and advances in science for the promotion and protection of human rights.


Doris Schroeder, PhD, Professor of Moral Philosophy and Director, Centre for Professional Ethics, Preston,UK, and Professor in the School of Law at the University of Central Lancashire in Cyprus. Professor Schroeder has been collaborating with the University of Nairobi since 2006, in particular on the topics of benefit sharing and ‘ethics dumping’.