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					     FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, MOI UNIVERSITY ELDORET, KENYA

         SELF EVALUATION REPORT RESPONDING TO THE CRITERIA

                    FOR FULL MEMBER STATUS OF NETWORK


A:    ESSENTIAL CRITERIA


      1. The Faculty has written mission which was updated in 2000 and takes into account

         the Moi University mission. It emphasises training in both skills and research which

         are incooperated in each programme offered. The practical skills aspect is translated

         into the work in the community. It states as follows: “to contribute to knowledge and

         to produce graduates that are all round individuals capable of functioning and

         contributing with maximum efficiency, cost benefit and cost effectiveness in the

         changing environment.” - Appendix I.



      2. In the three programmes curricula of the faculty namely Medicine, Nursing and

         Environmental Health at least 20% of the students’ time is devoted to executing

         community based activities commonly referred to as Community Based Education

         and Service (COBES) and field attachments as described in the COBES and

         programme evaluation and some of these reports being published as COBES digest.

         - Appendix II, III & IV.



      3. The contents of the educational activities are oriented to the priority health problems

         and tutorial problems are selected from the priority list of priority health problem as

         update regularly by Ministry of Health.



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         4. The Faculty maintains collaboration with communities where students are

              attached for in rural and urban areas and with Ministry of Health. For work in the

              community the Faculty uses health centers as entry points.



              The Faculty offers training and orientation of district health management teams in

              primary health care activities and supervision of students as demonstrated in the

              workshop, seminars, research dissemination forums.



              Desirable Criteria

         5. The Faculty pays its annual contribution in due time.



         6. The Faculty become a member of the Network in 1990 and has actively participated in

its

              activities every year since then.



         7. The Faculty maintains links with Makerere and Mborara Universities in Uganda who

              are also members of the Network, and AMREF in Kenya which is an associate

              member. The

              Faculty also has collaboration with Maastricht University in the Netherlands since

      1994,

              with Linkoping Universities Sweden since 1989, with Beersheva, Isreal since 1990,

              Indiana University since 1990. Between these institutions there are several activities

              that range from staff and student exchange, infrastructure support and support in

              information technology. During the network meetings these institutions referred to

              as “friends of the faculty of health sciences Eldoret” meet to harmonise and co-

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      ordinate their activities.


   8. A number of research programmes in the Faculty are directly or indirectly related to

     priority health problem such as malaria, family planning, caners, HiIV/AID and

   hepatitis.

     During the current development plan the faculty is committed to research see

     - Appendix I.



   Auxiliary Criteria

9. All the Faculty staff from the various departments participate and contribute to the

   institutions community orientation in supervising students in communities, supervising

   the project provision of services in health centres, district hospitals and communities, in

   the planning stages at COBES committee. The activities of COBES are co-ordinated by

   Faculty Board appointed committee. - See appendix V.



10. The Faculty offers training the external faculty from Ministry of Health, Clinical training

   centres, foreign students on electives and as WHO collaborating centre has offered

   consulting to Tumaii University College, Tanzania, University of Zambia and Makerere

   University, Uganda. The Faculty is participating in one towards for unity Health Tufu

   field project and are UMSOL project from 2001. - See Appendix VI.




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N/B Enclosed are the following documents for detailed explanation.



       APPENDICES


       1.    Faculty of Health Sciences Development Plan 2000-2001.

       2.    IGP Project: Evaluation of Medical Education Programme of University’s

             Faculty of Health Sciences, November 2000.

       3.    Joint Evaluation of the COBES programme and suggestions for future

             development February 1998.

       4.    COBES V programme: District Health Services attachments. Orientation

             workshop for district health management teams 30 th July, 1997.

       5.    COBES Research Project titles/committees.

       6.    Reports of the WHO Collaborating center on Problem Based Learning and

             Problem-Solving Approaches to Education and Practice in Public Health January

             1996 - December 1997 and October 2001.

       7.    SIDA Evaluation 99/36: Support to collaboration between Universities:

             An evaluation of the collaboration between Moi University Kenya and

             Linkoping University, Sweden.




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