Welcome to Kenya Paediatric Association

KPA is a nonprofit, non-partisan body of paediatric practitioners committed to professional excellence and timely, quality service delivery to the children we serve.

KPA is an association whose principal members are paediatricians practicing in Kenya and are committed to the optimal social health and wellbeing of infants and children in Kenya.

Annual Scientific Conference 2021 Gallery

Our Annual Scientific Conference 2021 was the first fully virtual KPA conference held from 24th - 26th August 2021.Kenya Paediatric Association is a membership organization whose motto is "Afya ya Watoto Wetu" meaning “the health of our children”. We...

Put It Out – The Facts on Tobbacco Smoking

When you begin smoking at a young age, your brain is still developing and the sub stances found in a cigarette may change parts of your brain.This makes it harder for you to quit and you are more likely to develop dependence into adulthood. Having an intense desire to...

AAP COVID-19 Townhall:  Pediatric Clinical Updates

Interim Guidance on Supporting the Emotional and Behavioral Health Needs of Children, Adolescents, and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic  In an update to its interim guidance, the AAP describes the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color and...

Paediatricians Note Stop Pneumonia Every Breath Counts

Facts Pneumonia kills about 2 children every single minute! EVERY SINGLE MINUTE!! Pneumonia can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi. Pneumonia can be prevented. Pneumonia can be treated with antibiotics. What is pneumonia? In very simple terms,...

8 Reasons Why Babies Cry Overnight

Newborns do not sleep through the night most of the time. They usually wake up a couple of times to feed. This might however be accompanied by crying spells that might causes distress to the parents. Babies mostly communicate through crying as they cannot...


The Kenya Paediatric Research Consortium (KEPRECON), the research and projects implementing arm of Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA) is a Non-Governmental Organization set up to promote Paediatric research, care and training for the better health of children in urban and rural communities. Subscribers to the organization are paediatricians, health workers and other professionals who have experience and interest in child health research.

ETAT+ Course

This course equips health workers – medical doctors, nurses, midwives and clinical officers/physician assistants – the locally applicable knowledge and skills required to care for seriously ill newborns, infants and children.

NEST 360°

NEST360° will reduce the neonatal mortality rate by optimizing a bundle of effective and affordable devices, training clinicians and biomedical engineers, developing locally-owned data to drive quality of care.

Ponya Mtoto

Commited to “End preventable deaths” and “Keep every child alive,” from possible serious bacterial infections (PSBI) in young infants. The Ponya Mtoto project is made possible through USAID, implemented in partnership with Population Council, KEPRECON and Mount Kenya University (MKU)

Learning Resources

Browse through our online library of research articles in various areas of paediatric medicine.

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Parents Resources

Read through our useful links in child health for parents and families.

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