Message from HoD

Prof. Grace Irimu


The Department of Paediatrics and Child Health provides undergraduate, post-graduate,  Fellowship and PhD level training in the field of paediatrics and child health. 

We have a strong track record in funded research and programs and policy. The department has strong faculty that include subspecialists in Neonatology, Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Pulmonology, Paediatric Nephrology, Paediatric Critical and Intensive Care, Child Health, Haematology and Oncology, Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, Paediatric Gastroenterology.

The department is currently running four fellowship programmes namely i) Fellowship in Paediatric Emergency and Critical Care, ii) Fellowship in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, iii) Fellowship in Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology and, iv) Fellowship in Epidemiology. Additionally, the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health runs two fellowship programs in partnership with other units. These are Fellowship in Infectious Diseases (jointly with the Unit of Infectious diseases) and Fellowship in Paediatric Nephrology (Jointly with East African Kidney Institute).

Clinical training is supported by other departments in the Faculty of Health Sciences, such as Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatric and Surgery.

The department has strong linkages with Kenyatta National Hospital (the university teaching hospital), the Ministry of Health, Nairobi County, KEMRI- Wellcome Trust, The University of Washington, Seattle, the University of Oxford and the Kenya Paediatric Association. 


Prof Grace Irimu, PhD, MMED, MBChB

Paediatric Nephrologist, Health Systems Researcher & Implementation Scientist.

Chair, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health