Chancellor Patrick Verkooijen Makes Historic First Visit to the Faculty of Health Sciences

Chancellor Patrick Verkooijen during his historic visit

Chancellor Patrick Verkooijen of the University of Nairobi embarked on his inaugural visit to the the Faculty of Health Sciences. During his time there, he engaged with faculty staff and students.  

Reflecting on Chancellor Patrick Verkooijen's visit, Dr. Marianne Mureithi The Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology remarked, "We were honored to host Chancellor Verkooijen on his first visit to our Faculty. His engagement with our team and keen interest in our research initiatives, especially those aligned with climate change and the One Health approach, was truly inspiring. It underscores the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in addressing global health challenges. We look forward to fostering a strong partnership with the Chancellor and exploring innovative ways to contribute to both local and global health landscapes."

Throughout his visit, Chancellor Verkooijen delved into the Faculty’s distinguished history, celebrating its research achievements, the success of its graduates, and the international collaborations it has developed. The department warmly welcomes Chancellor Verkooijen to the university, recognizing his dedicated efforts to combat climate change. This is particularly relevant to our diverse research initiatives, which emphasize the One Health approach, highlighting the interconnected health of humans and animals within our shared environment