Latest News & Announcements


Breastfeeding Bootcamp was described as a game charger, time to unlearn and learn new practices. Thanks to Rose Charities ,UON and Medinfo for sponsoring free whole day seminar. 175 health workers all cadres from all over Kenya attended the training that had experienced trainers

Breastfeeding Seminar, Saturday, 10th Feb 2024

Department of Paediatrics at University of Nairobi has organised a one day seminar on breastfeeding. The seminar will be held in the Lectures Theater 3 in the Faculty of Health Sciences KNH Campus. We shall that theory and practical sessions - thus limited slots. 
This targets health workers; specialists, clinicians, midwives, all nurses, nutritionists and programme managers. 
We request you to invite your colleagues.  
See you on Saturday, 10th Feb 2024 starting 8am.


PhD Thesis Defence For Dr Muthoni Ogola

Dr Muthoni Ogola , Paediatrician at Pumwani Maternity Hospital and a PhD student in  Department of Paediatrics ,University of Nairobi who this week successfully defended her PhD Thesis. As part of her PhD research Dr Muthoni developed a Neonatal Audit Tool and its implementation guide. The tool has already been adopted by several hospitals. Its a major breakthrough in NBU QI interventions. It was pleasant to be her supervisor alongside Dr Aluvaala and Prof Mike English . Whole team of ETAT+ trainers congratulations Dr Muthoni.

Dr. Marangu awarded four-year APTI fellowship

Dr. Diana Marangu is among ten outstanding early career scientists from nine African countries that have been awarded four-year fellowships that will build their capacity to conduct cutting-edge research in global health. The fellowships will be awarded through the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) programme, which is implemented by the African Academy of Sciences in partnership with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Attending this year’s Conference is an opportunity I thank God for. I am truly honored to have been given the prestigious 2022/23 Hillman’s Medical Professional Award which included a scholarship to attend the KPA Annual Scientific Conference. This is an award given to the Master’s student in Paediatric and Child Health, University of Nairobi, who is voted by his/her peers as having demonstrated outstanding professional values in Year 1 of the Master’s Programme.


We held a 4-day ETAT+ (Emergency, Triage, Assessment and Treatment Plus admission care) Training at the University of Nairobi from 17th April to 20th April 2023.  ETAT+ , is taught to all doctors in training, during their 11-week rotation in Paediatrics and Child Health.


On the 22nd to 24th March 2023,Twenty two pediatric residents were trained and qualified to be the new ETAT+ and newborn ETAT+ trainers. The postgraduates of UON have been key in scaling up sustainable ETAT + and Newborn ETAT + training of all the undergraduates who qualify from UON. They have done this since 2008, many of you have participated in the ETAT+ UON pre service training. Many thanks, we appreciate you.

Comprehensive Newborn Care Protocols launch during the World Prematurity Day at Pumwani Maternity Hospital

All countries have committed to reducing neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 deaths per 1000 live births by 2030. this sustainable development goal requires countries to transform the provision of newborn care, especially to the most vulnerable small and sick newborns.


A 5-day Newborn ETAT + Training integrating clinical pathways and procedures with the use of equipment.

(Incorporating the New WHO recommendations for the care of preterms)

At the University of Nairobi, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health.

32 participants including paediatricians, nurses, and program managers from all over the country are attending the ongoing training.

The trainers comprise experienced trainers who are alumni of Department of Pediatrics and Neonatal nurses from all over Kenya.