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“Mental health is treatable…”, was the message passed to the audience by Professor Ndetei during an oral public defense of his Doctor of Science entitled “Studies and Works in Mental Health to inform Practice and Policy in the African Social Cultural Context”.

The Professor in Psychiatry took the audience through his research focus areas, highlighting milestones made since 1979, when his journey in mental health research began. Interestingly, his audience learnt that his passion for mental health has seen great reforms in mental health care facilities, translating to reduced number of patients in the facilities.



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PLATFORM2013 is a DRUSSA publication focused on getting evidence-based development research into use in Sub-Saharan Africa.The publication which carries interesting articles by researchers from the DRUSSA member universities was launched during the Association of Commonwealth Universities Centenary Conference on 17 October 2013 in London.



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Professor David Musyimi Ndetei, MBchB (UON), DPM(London), MRcPsy, FRcPsy (UK), M.D (UON), Certificate in Psychotherapy (London), is set to make a public presentation of his Doctor of Science Thesis titled, “Studies and Works in Mental Health to Inform Practice and Policy in the African Social Cultural Context”.

As a researcher, Professor Ndetei  is dedicated to research and evidence based policy, practice and promotion of mental and neurological health, and healthy behavior. 

Professor Ndetei has  published widely in renown peer reviewed journals in psychiatry such as the British Journal of Psychiatry, British Medical Journal, among others. 



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MAIN CAMPUS, UNIVERSITY TOWERS, 19TH FLOOR
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Dr. Jane Ambuko Lukhachi, a researcher from the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, was recently appointed to join a team of other notable international experts selected to the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on food security and nutrition.

HLPE established in 2010, is the science-policy interface of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and aims to improve the robustness of policy making by providing independent, evidence-based analysis and advice at the request of CFS.

Dr. Ambuko will form part of a five member team tasked with reporting on Food Losses and Waste in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems.



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MAIN CAMPUS, UNIVERSITY TOWERS, 19TH FLOOR
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The Research Development Advisory Board (RDAB) held a two day retreat from August 16th – 18th 2013, at Maanzoni Lodge, to internalize and articulate policies that anchor the functions of the Board as well as the operations of the Research, Production and Extension Division.
RDAB’s membership which is drawn from across all Colleges of the University plays an advisory role to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Production and Extension) on the functions and operations of the Unit on behalf of University Management.



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MAIN CAMPUS, UNIVERSITY TOWERS, 19TH FLOOR
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