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I am Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health with specialization in Newborn Medicine. I presently hold several high level portfolios in several institutions.  At the University of  Nairobi (where I am full time employee) I am Dean School of Medicine supervising about 3000 students and over 500 members of staff alongside my teaching duties. I also support the Ministry of Health on several national committees in various areas of child health. I am also holding the office of Acting Principal, College of Health Sciences.
I have remained active in the Kenya Paediatric Association where after serving as National Chairman for 11 years was retained as adviser on research projects. In the international arena I have been active in a wide range of activities in the child health platform including; Membership in the World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory  Group of Experts (SAGE) in Immunization as well as several activities in the area of
newborn Health. International organizations like the Partnership for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) frequently seek my services as Scientific Advisory Committee Adviser in various aspects. I have also remained very highly motivated in research where my main themes are in Health Systems Research and outcomes of high risk newborns.  
Indeed my Doctorate was obtained in the latter. I am presently developing a DSC thesis within the field of Health Systems research. I can summarize my life as that of a most committed teacher/mentor, relentless researcher/author, selfless leader and outstanding scholar with wide international reach. Above all, I believe myself to be self driven, innovative and even revolutionary scientist.

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