Graduates

Evangeline Waiwira Njiru

Institution
Cohort
Current Position

Research Fellow

Department

N/A

Nationality:

year of completion:

2020

Biography:

I am a medical specialist with an undergraduate Medical degree from Moi University, MMED qualification in Internal Medicine from University of Nairobi and postgraduate certificate in Oncology from University of Tel Aviv, Israel. I am currently a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine, College of Medicine of Moi University. I am involved in teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. I supervise postgraduate students as they develop research proposals and carry out research for their thesis that is a requirement for attainment of the postgraduate degree. I do clinical work in medical and cancer units at the Moi Teaching and Referral hospital, Eldoret as well as research both in Internal Medicine and Oncology. In Oncology I am involved in Aids Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) clinical trials on Kaposi Sarcoma. I am also involved in Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) trial under Aids Malignancy Consortium (AMC) trial group. I am a member of Kenya Medical Association (KMA), Kenya Association of Physicians (KAP), Kenya Medical Women’s Association (KEMWA) and American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO). I have published severally with colleagues. PUBLICATIONS RM Strother, FC Asirwa, NB Busakhala, E Njiru etal. The evolution of comprehensive cancer care in Western Kenya. Journal of Cancer Policy: 1(2013) e25-e30. . RM Strother, FC Asirwa, NB Busakhala, E Njiru etal. AMPATH-Oncology: A model for comprehensive cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Cancer Policy: 1 (2013) e42-e48. Eren Oyungu and Evangeline Njiru. Knowledge and practice of traditional herbalists in the treatment of epilepsy. Prime Research on Medicine (PROM) 2012; 2(4):99-102 G Kigen, N Busakhala, E Njiru, F Chite, P Loehrer. Palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia associated with capecitabine chemotherapy: a case report. The Pan African Medical Journal 2015; 21:228 NA Aliyan, EW Njiru and AM Siika. Validation of the Wells Scoring scale for Deep Vein Thrombosis in African patients East African Medical Journal 2015; 92(9):437-441 N Busakhala, F A Chite, J Wachira, V Naanyu, J Kisuya, A Keter, A Mwangi, E Njiru etal. Screening by Clinical Breast Examination in Western Kenya: Who comes? Journal of Global Oncology. Published online Jan 2016; Doi: 10: 1200/JGO.000687

Areas of Interest:

Health Communication

Area of specialization

Health Communication

bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Social Science-Sociology and Public Administration

Faculty

Master of Science in Medical Anthropology

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