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Dr. Rosemarie Lopokoiyit,
Chair, KPA Membership & Scientific Committee

Greetings from Kenya Paediatric Association!

Kenya Paediatric Association has the pleasure of inviting you to its next Annual Scientific Conference on 24th – 27th April 2018 at the Pride Inn Paradise Hotel in Mombasa. In 2018, KPA will also commemorate its Golden Jubilee. This conference presents a unique opportunity to celebrate the association’s historic milestones in Promoting Child health since 1968. The theme for this year’s conference will be ‘Aligning Child Health to the Sustainable Development Goals’.

Although Kenya made significant strides towards reducing child mortality, achieving near universal primary school enrolment, and combating infectious diseases, we failed to attain the desired targets for most MDGs. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a broad and ambitious strategy that lays out actions that countries and development partners should prioritize in order to address the unfinished MDG agenda.

KPA is committed to ensuring the attainment of SDG 3.2 – to end preventable deaths of newborns and children under the age of 5 years with the aim of reducing neonatal mortality and under 5 mortality. We recognize that realization of this vision will demand the proactive engagement with Government working closely with all relevant stakeholders in the formulation of appropriate child health policies and consistent advocacy for implementation.

As our children survive beyond the first 5 years, other challenges come into play including non-communicable diseases. At the same time, we would like to shine a light on a largely neglected group – the Adolescents.

This conference will give health care providers an opportunity to explore these various issues. We warmly welcome you to join us as we network, learn and enjoy!

Karibuni Sana…

Dr. Rosemarie Lopokoiyit,
Chair, KPA Membership & Scientific Committee