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Prof. Anna Kagure Karani

Prof Karani is a Professor of Nursing & Nursing Education at University of Nairobi since 2008. She obtained her doctorate in 2002 from University of Nairobi. She has a wide experience in clinical work in hospital and in community work as well as extensive experience in teaching and research work. She has more than 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and books. Prof. Karani has received several awards for promoting community work and nursing education. These awards include: Queen of England award of Officer (sister) Order of St John of Jerusalem, Day Star & KEMRI (2013); the Head of State Commendation (HSC) which she was awarded during the 40th celebration of Independence on 12th December 2003; the Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives by Johnson & Johnson awarded in 2008;Long service award for IRB KEMRI 2013;  Recognition Award for Dedication &  Excellence for providing training on HIV/AIDS by Marquette University, School of Nursing in 2003; International Council of Nurses Certificate for Continuing Education in 1999; gold medal for services at the 4th All Africa Games in 2009; and Recognition of Commitment, Diligence and Long Service by National Nurses of Kenya in 2009’ among others. She is currently the Chief Nursing Officer for St. John Ambulance Kenya, the Vice Chair of the Nursing Council of Kenya, Lead Trainer for Leadership For Change for International Council of Nurses (ICN) Kenya. She is a member of both Kenyatta National Hospital/University of Nairobi and the KEMRI, ERC. She also serves as the Chief Editor of the Kenya Nursing Journal. She was the coordinator post-graduate programs and head of Education/ Administration School of Nursing Sciences University of Nairobi. Prof Karani is an external examiner to nursing programs in the region and has initiated some collaboration with local, regional and international nursing programs.

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