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The examination and assessments committee of the East Central and Southern Africa College of Physician, (ECSACoP), recently held its meeting in Nairobi at the Hilton Garden Hotel.
The committee meeting was chaired by Prof. Jowi and attended by Dr. J. Ojoo, a member. The committee is mandated with the seting and execution of the examination processes for the College.
The College, established in 2015 is one of the constituant colleges of the ECSA College of Health Sciences, located at the ECSA secretariate headquaters in Arusha. The overall cordination of the various Colleges is through a Senate.
The other constituant colleges of the College of Health Sciences are The East Central and Southern Africa College of Nurses, (ECSACON), The College of Surgeons of Easer Central and Southern Africa, COSECSA, College of Pathologists of Ease Central and Southern Africa, COPECSA, College of Ophthalmology of East Central and Southern Africa, COECSA and the College of Anaesthetists of East Central and Southern Africa, COAECSA. Obstetrics and Gynaecology are in the process of forming their college.
Coals of ECSACop are to focus on equipping the regions physicians with the requisite skills to become effective teachers and leaders, as much as effective clinicians, with the aim of radically improving the management of health systems in the region.
At the moment the College has training sites in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Visit to Govener of Vihiga

On the 3rd of July, 2018, Prof. Jowi, Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, accompanied the dean during a courtesy call on th Governer of Vihiga County.
The aim of the meeting was to strengthen collaboration between Maseno University and the County.

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Prof Jowi, (second right), seated betwee Governor, Prof, Nyongo and Prof. N. Abinya

THE 2018 GLOBAL HEALTH CATALYST SUMMIT, 25th -27th MAY 2018.

Prof Jowi traveled to Boston for to attend the 2018 Global Health Catalyst Summit , a follow up on the Western Kenya Comprehensive Cancer Centre (WKCCC) Project.
The Kenyan Team comprised The Governor, Kisumu County Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o; who lead the delegation. Kisumu County was represented by Dr. Rosemary Obara, the CEC Health, WKCCC secretariat was represented by Prof. Nicholas Abinya and Maseno University was represented by Prof. James Jowi.
Dr. Jessica Sidika-Wamabni, who is a prominent Radiologist and a past IAEA representative in Kenya also attended the meeting.

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THE 2018 GLOBAL HEALTH CATALYST SUMMIT, 25th -27th MAY 2018. 
 
Prof Jowi traveled to Boston for to attend the 2018 Global Health Catalyst Summit, a follow up on the Western Kenya Comprehensive Cancer Centre (WKCCC) Project.
The Kenyan Team comprised The Governor, Kisumu County Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o; who lead the delegation.  Kisumu County was represented by Dr. Rosemary Obara, the CEC Health, WKCCC secretariat was represented by Prof. Nicholas Abinya and Maseno University was represented by Prof. James Jowi.
Dr. Jessica Sidika-Wamabni, who is a prominent Radiologist and a past IAEA representative in Kenya also attended the meeting.
The highlights saw The Governor address the meeting, where he detailed the plight of cancer care in Kenya and the region.
Prof. Abinya received an award for recognition of his work with cancer patients as well as his drive to improve care of cancer patients in Kenya and the region. 
The Kenyan delegation was delighted with the fact that the National Research Fund (NRF) 2016 had recently been awarded to Maseno University to establish a cancer diagnosis and research facility capable of providing high quality specialized services locally and regionally. This was indeed great news. This grant comes with very pertinent components apt for training and research.      
As a representative from Maseno University, Prof. Jowi pursued other links that would help Maseno University foster this collaboration further and had discussions with various prominent Oncologists at the meeting. Most Oncologists consulted are willing to assist Maseno develop capacity building. Developing local training with strong collaboration is the preferred mode of liaison.
The same oncologists are willing to come to Maseno University pro rata for periods of between two to twelve weeks at a time and give relevant assistance with curriculum development and Modular training, but Maseno University would cater for their accommodation while they are here. Such liaisons are the bedrock of strong inter-university collaborative bonds.
These are very prominent authoritative specialists in oncology. They would easily introduce Maseno University to very formidable collaborators after a stint at the University. Other specialty-fields would follow suit.