African Paediatric Fellowship Programme

Past News

ICTP Annual Scientific Conference

KPA will be hosting the 10th International Congress on Tropical Paediatrics (ICTP) Annual Scientific Conference from the 25th -29th August 2014 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi-Kenya.  The theme of the Congress will be “Tropical Paediatrics and the MDGs: Where are we?”

Dr Kirsty Donald has been invited as the “Department of Paediatrics and Child Health” invited speaker.

Note that KPA will not hold their usual Annual Scientific Conference in April 2014, instead they will have the ICTP 2014 Congress.
Attached please find the conference flyer.

You can access details of the ICTP 2014 Congress from the following websites:

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Reson Marima

Secretary-Kenya Paediatric Association
KMA Centre, 3rd Floor-Office Suite 301
Upper Hill-Mara Road
P O Box 45820-00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya

MSc/PhD in contractile properties of McArdle disease

Dear colleagues,

Please find attached an advertisement for a project for a potential MSc or PhD student.

For more information, please contact the principle investigator no later than 28th of February 2014:

Principle Investigator: 
Dr. Tertius Kohn
UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Sport Science
Institute of South Africa, Boundary Road, Newlands

Epilepsy day - Saturday 7th September 2013

Sat 7th September 2013, Epilepsy day

In Picture (from left to right): Roland Ibekwe - Nigeria, APFP Paed Neurology trainee, Habiba Na’uzo - Nigeria, Neurophysiology doctor trainee, Edward Kija - Tanzania, APFP Paed Neurology trainee, Cathy Abbo - Uganda, APFP Child Psychiatry trainee, Louisa Rudo Chikara - Zimbabwe, paediatrician - 1 month sabbatical in neurosciences (Child Psych, Paed Neuro and Neurodev)

The group in the photo attended a day focusing on current and the latest developments in the management of people with epilepsy. It was a dynamic meeting with presentations were given by national experts and generated a lot of discussion from all the attendees.



GP Paediatric Update 2013 held in Cape Town on Saturday, 24 August 2013

APFP fellows attending the GP Paediatric Update 2013 at the Upper Eastside Hotel in Woodstock, Cape Town on Saturday, 24 August 2013In Picture: APFP fellows attending the GP Paediatric Update 2013 at the Upper Eastside Hotel in Woodstock, Cape Town on Saturday, 24 August 2013

APFP is proud to congratulate Gbemisola Boyede. She has been awarded a start-up grant from the International Society for Infectious Diseases for her project, "Validation of a new developmental screening tool for neurodevelopmental delays among HIV-infected South African children."

Congratulations to Cathy Abbo whose manuscript titled: Prevalence, comorbidity and predictors of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents in rural north-eastern Uganda has been published in author version format on the website of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health.

We would also wish to congratulate her on a new publication where she is the first author. Title: Effect of brief training on reliability and applicability of Global Assessment of functioning scale by Psychiatric clinical officers in Uganda. Read more.

Feedback from Dr. Isaac Tsikhutsu who trained in PICU from March 2011 to February 2012

isaacIsaac updated us on the progress that has been made with Kericho District Hospital's 6 bed HDU/ICU unit:

Our ICU building at Kericho Hospital is now 95% complete. We have managed to purchase a central oxygen and vacuum machines and four electric beds.
We are looking for more funds to purchase monitors, ventilators, blood gas machine, portable xray, and for furniture.

If you can offer any assistance to Kericho District Hospital, please contact Dr Isaac Tsikhutsu directly at 254 722 749 789(Kenya) or on email at Any help will be highly appreciated.


Ongoing construction works at Kericho District Hospital