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Office of the Dean School Of Medicine University of Nairobi P O Box 19676 KNH

Fax: +254 2 2725102 Email: info@amsunkenya.org Website: www.amsunkenya.org

DRAFT SPEECH FOR PRINCIPAL Good Morning every one... It is with great pleasure that I address you today during this 5th International AMSUN Conference. May I welcome our Guests from other Universities within and without our borders; feel at home. Let me congratulate the AMSUN team that organised this conference for this noble effort. Well done. Disease Diagnosis under low resource setting is a very touching theme especially in this era when our Country is going through devolution. Doctors will be key agents in putting up devolved systems in healthcare and as such understanding start ups, which are characterised by little resources is an important tool to all of us. We must brace ourselves for tough times ahead as health care professionals since the allocative theory in Health Economics is not always well applied by our policy makers. As such, we must learn to cope under the current trend of few fixed resources and the ballooning needs in health care. It is an important call to all of us to learn and apply how to work with meek resources and serve as many patients as possible. All of us are aware that non communicable diseases are the lead cause of death in many parts of the world, and Africa is the next stop. Governments and health agencies world over have mastered and controlled infectious diseases, the focus is now on non communicable diseases. Africa has a double burden; we have not yet controlled infectious diseases and now we have to combat the rising mortality and morbidity from Non communicable diseases. This efforts start at levels such as this. So as you participate and listen in to the conference discussions, remember you are here on behalf of the many Africans who are staring at two problems with little resources to tackle them. Therefore, yours here is not only noble as per by the profession, but divine and humane as per by God and nature. I am certain the moderators of the conference abstract presentations are well versed in these subjects and how they interrelate. Interact with them with scientific curiosity and apprenticeship keenness. All of us here are scientists, and as such it is time to sharpen your skills with knowledge and enrich your art with experience from the moderators. The world is moving fast and only the swift can keep up. I challenge all of us to be swift in our learning and execution so that we can keep up. The University of Nairobi provides vast opportunities to the students and I am delighted to note that Medical students grab a good majority of them through such events as this. Keep on with these inspiring activities that move our country to a universal stage. Thank you all for attending this conference and I am certain that you are going to learn and later on participate effectively in nation building. To our guests, once more nurturing the profession

Office of the Dean School Of Medicine University of Nairobi P O Box 19676 KNH

Fax: +254 2 2725102 Email: info@amsunkenya.org Website: www.amsunkenya.org

feel most at home and enjoy your stay. Finally let us all strive to make this conference a meaningful one through our participation. Thank you By Mokua Winstar.

nurturing the profession