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 believe in empowering our members to enable them serve the Kenyan child better as has been our mandate since 1968.

The novel COVID-19 virus has had an unprecedented effect on our world and is changing how people operate, KPA included. Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, the association has embraced technology in the delivery of scientific content to our members through weekly webinars that have attracted participants from Kenya and beyond. The ASC 2021 was similar to them.

This conference presented a unique opportunity to celebrate the association’s historic milestones in Promoting Child Health with the theme for the year’s conference being, ‘Little Feet, Big steps: Prioritizing Child Health in a Rapidly Changing World”.

In this conference, we took stock of the big steps that have been made towards the attainment of SDG 3.2 and identified the little steps that need to be taken towards prioritizing child health in the rapidly changing world.