School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

The Mission of the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is to provide diverse, state of the art, rigorous and innovative approaches to healthcare training, practice and research through the use of a holistic view of health, focus and commitment to excellence. 

Our Bachelor of Pharmacy program is set in the USIU-Africa tradition of academic freedom and well integrated mix of education, experience, research, clinical practice and community service. We strive to disperse the benefits of our knowledge, research and innovations to the community for the achievement, maintenance and advancement of quality of human life.

We value and cultivate synergistic and collaborative relationships with our internal and external partners, and propagate in our staff and students knowledge, skills and attitudes that support lifelong learning and excellence in health care service.  

PROGRAMS
UNDERGRADUATE

The USIU-Africa Pharmacy program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in different pharmacy practice settings, management and research. In particular, both the industrial and hospital arms of our program have been so enhanced as to bring out the best of knowledge, skills, attitudes, ethics, values, style and success in our graduates.

The program focuses on the development, application and effective management of Pharmaceutical technology as a fundamental tool of modern healthcare. This is why USIU-Africa has invested heavily in the best equipped laboratories and library of any pharmacy program in the region. Read More...

ADMINISTRATOR PROFILES

DR. APOLLO MAIMA
Interim Dean, School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

The Dean is responsible for all academic programs, research, linkages and administrative functions of the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, including the following:

  • Providing overall leadership to the School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Driving the continuing development of the School’s extensive activities
  • Promoting quality instruction delivery to students.
  • Leading the School in its professional and academic mission and being responsible for the formulation and implementation of strategies that are expected to grow its teaching and research success and its financial stability.
  • Developing the School’s academic plans in line with the overall strategic plan of the University.
  • Attracting qualified faculty and professionals, who are innovative and imaginative in nature and function to aid in producing high calibre graduates from the School’s degree programs.
Contacts:
Phone: 0730116733/722
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DR. BETTY N. MBATIA
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biotechnology
Monitoring quality of teaching and learning environment on a day-to-day basis including:

Collecting, interpreting and presenting data on performance of current degree programs on a semester by semester basis and advice school on the same, Supporting university’s effort to recruit and retain student in the program, Supporting and coordinating faculty (both fulltime and adjunct) to perform their work efficiently, resolving students’ academic issues, coordinating curriculum development activities, examining documentation in course files and evaluating faculty performance, participating in faculty recruitment to ensure that the required standards are met, lead faculty in the development of program research agenda and execution of the same, Liaise with the Dean and Research office in developing program linkages with other universities, research institutions and research project sponsors, assist the Dean in preparing the program for statutory accreditation report/assessments and program reviews.

Contacts:
Phone: 0730116721/733
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RUTH NJERI MWAI
Assistant to the Dean, School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Roles:-

Assisting the Dean in day-to-day tasks include ensuring appropriate course scheduling and allocation, Managing the school assets and monitoring movement of the same, Handling credit transfers and course substitution requests by students, Handling student grade appeals and grade change requests, Assisting in the management of course files, Ensuring efficient management of teaching support services and facilities and Ensuring appropriate allocation of office, equipment and classroom space.

Contacts:
Phone: 0730116 185/733
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SUSAN DEBORAH NYAMBURA
Administrative Assistant – School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Roles:-

Coordination and carrying out of office procedures for faculty, students and staff in the school of Science and Technology. Maintaining departmental services by organizing office operations and procedures, directing correspondences, and coordinating academic activities with other departments. Coordination of department activities.

Contacts:
Phone: 0730116733
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Faculty Profiles

DR. APOLLO MAIMA
Interim Dean, School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
B. Pharmacy, University of Nairobi, Kenya; PGDip. HEcon. (ST., UCT); M.Pharmacy, University of Nairobi; FPGEC (USA);
Specialty areas: Health Economics and Management; Pharmaceutical Analysis and Chemistry.

DR BETTY N. MBATIA
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biotechnology.
B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Nairobi, Kenya; M.Sc., Biochemistry, University of Nairobi, Kenya; Ph.D., Industrial Biotechnology, Lund University, Sweden;
Specialty areas: Molecular biology, Enzyme technology, Separations biotechnology, Bioanalytical chemistry and Chromatographic analysis, Lipid modifications in aqueous and organic media, Biofuel production technology

DR MAINA MUNIAFU
Associate Professor of Natural Sciences
B.Ed. (Sc), M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Nairobi, Kenya;
Specialty areas: sustainable utilization and development of resources and general environment sciences.


DR CAROLINE KAHIRI
Assistant Professor of Human Physiology
B.Ed. (Sc.), M.Sc., University of Nairobi; Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, Canada;
Specialty areas: Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology.


DR NAUMIH NOAH
Assistant Professor of Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemistry
B.Sc. (Chemistry), University of Nairobi, Kenya; M.Sc., University of the Ryukyus, Japan; Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton, USA;
Specialty areas- Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemistry; Nanochemistry; Biosensors
Nanotechnology in health care;


CYPRIAN NYARIBO M
Lecturer, Human Anatomy
B.Sc., M.Sc., (Human Anatomy) Kampala International University;
Specialty areas: Neuroscience


DR JENNIFER A ORWA
Associate Professor of Pharmacy
B.Phamacy, University of Nairobi, Kenya; M.Sc. Pharmacology, Chelsea College, University of London, UK; Ph.D., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium;
Specialty areas: Pharmaceutical Sciences; Pharmacology; Biomedical Research (Medicinal Plants);

Technical Staff

Mr. Kevin E Odhiambo Were
Laboratory Technologist
Higher National Diploma (Analytical Chemistry); B. Phil University of Nairobi; M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry Kenyatta University (On-going)