Dr. Rosemarie Lopokoiyit
National Secretary
Chair KPA Scientific Committee

Greetings from Kenya Paediatric Association!

The Kenya Paediatric Association warmly welcomes you to our Annual Scientific Conference on 9th – 12th April, 2019 at the Sarova Whitesands Hotel in Mombasa. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Beyond Child Survival – A Holistic Approach to Child Health’.

This theme is guided by the principles defined in the Constitution of the World Health Organization stating that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Health, by this definition, is one of the universal rights of every child without distinction of race, religion, economic or social background.

In order to achieve the ambitious national and global goals of universal health coverage, the country will increasingly need to simultaneously focus on both established health priorities and neglected aspects of child health. The government of Kenya has put its weight behind UHC as one of the Big Four agendas. Key issues involved in UHC including equity, quality and financing will be discussed at length with experts in the field.

This conference shall also be highlighting Child Environment Health. As we continue to see the effects of climate change it is clear that our health is invariably linked to our environment. In addition to these new conversations we shall also be addressing current topics in respiratory medicine, cardiology and other key paediatrics fields. As always we have robust team of both local and international experts.

As we explore these various issues, form new networks and meet old friends we also invite family members to come and enjoy the amazing Kenyan coast.

Karibuni Sana…

Dr. Rosemarie Gachie Lopokoiyit,
National Secretary
Chair KPA Scientific Committee

 

Conference Presentations

Dr. Ambrose Agweyu – Essential Skills for Scientific Conference Presentations

Dr. Ambrose Agweyu – Creating a Scientific Abstract

Dr. Angela Migowa – Oral Presentation