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Dr Jacquie Oliwa is awarded a Phd from the University of Amsterdam- Congratulations!!


Dr Jacquie successfully completed her PhD and graduated on 16th September 2021 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

January 19, 2021, Jacquie Oliwa presented her thesis “Unmasking The Hidden Epidemic – The process of theory-guided intervention design to improve case detection of tuberculosis (TB) in hospitalized children in Kenya” on livestream from Kenya.



Neonatal mortality in Kenyan hospitals: a multisite, retrospective, cohort study

Background Most of the deaths among neonates in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) can be prevented through universal access to basic high-quality health services including essential facility-based inpatient care. However, poor routine data undermines data-informed efforts to monitor and promote improvements in the quality of newborn care across hospitals.


Respiratory disease kills nine million children a year and causes life-long complications for countless more. Follow this link to find out more about Dr. Diana Marangu who is featured among the APFP-trained alumni transforming childhood respiratory health in Africa. 

Lancet recognizes Prof. Irimu as one of influential Black colleagues in health and medicine

Prof. Grace Irimu, a lecturer at the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Nairobi has been recognized as one of influential Black colleagues in health and medicine by Lancet.

The recognition was announced in a tweet by The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health @LancetChildAdol

Newborns professor's journey of service at UoN

Prof. Rachel Musoke has been a lecturer at the University of Nairobi, Department of Paediatrics for more than 40 years. Get to know how her teaching experience has been in the interview with her following her retirement.

You have been teaching in the Department of Paediatrics for more than 40 years, tell us how your teaching journey been.