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Dr. Lawrence Owino Okong’o
AFFILIATIONS: Department of Paediatrics and Child health, University of Nairobi.
SPECIALTY AREA: Paediatric Rheumatology
Dr. L. Okong’o is a lecturer, department of Paediatrics, University of Nairobi (UoN). He attained his undergraduate (MBChB) and postgraduate (MMed) degrees from UoN and holds an MPhil. degree (University of Cape Town) and a fellowship certificate from the colleges of medicine of south Africa (CMSA) in Paediatric Rheumatology.
He previously served as a pediatrician in Several county hospitals in Kenya; Wau Teaching Hospital South Sudan (2011-13) and Red Cross Children’s Hospital (2013-15), Cape Town during his Paediatric Rheumatology training. He is a member of Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS) and the Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization (PRINTO).
He is passionate about promoting education for economic empowerment and serves in various school boards in Siaya county and in the board of Kenya Paediatrics Research Consortium (KEPRECON). Other than Paediatric Rheumatology, his other interests are in Vaccinology and serves in the board of East and Central Africa Vaccines Institute (ECAVI). He is the current alternate to the chairperson representing the division of Paediatrics at the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), Gertrude’s Children’s hospital.