About UsOur corporate background and values
Who We Are
The Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA) is an association whose principal members are paediatricians practicing in Kenya but includes researchers, paediatricians in training and any other cadres of health workers as associates. The KPA is a society dully exempt from registration under section 10 of the Society’s Act. Cap 108, Laws of Kenya.
The Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA) is a nonprofit, non-partisan body of paediatric practitioners committed to professional excellence and timely, quality service delivery to the children they serve. KPA was started in 1968 by a small group of paediatricians who were then providing healthcare services to a rapidly growing population. The purpose of the association then was to provide members with professional support and share clinical information that would enable them to handle new and emerging children’s diseases. The rationale for the association has not changed much since then. What has changed is the scope of its coverage and the occurrence of new and emerging diseases and trends among a diverse and growing population. In order to address itself effectively to this highly dynamic world where health has been classified as a right and enshrined in the Constitution, it is incumbent upon the association and its members to address themselves to this expediently.
Provision of an optimal healthcare environment for children.
To be the guide and leader in comprehensive child healthcare delivery through promotion of best practice in paediatrics training, research, policy formulation and capacity building of members.
- To foster the interest of the people of Kenya in all measures considered necessary to combat childhood diseases, by enlisting their co-operation in implementing such measures and by acting as a Centre of public enlightenment on all measures for the Management, Prevention, Control and Eradication of Childhood Diseases.
- To disseminate knowledge concerning the causes, treatment and prevention of childhood diseases by any means deemed expedient.
- To play significant roles in counseling support in the fight against societal ills such as Drug Abuse, HIV/AIDS, Rape/Sodomy etc.
- To encourage research into causes, management and prevention of childhood diseases in Kenya.
- To collaborate in research, advocacy, education, training and sharing experiences for the implementation of best strategies.