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Paediatric Oncology in Kenya: Current Landscape and Future Perspectives
Dr. Gilbert Olbara
Dr. Olbara is a Paediatrician/Paediatric Hematology Oncology Fellow at the Moi Teaching Referral Hospital/ Moi University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from Moi University and a Master’s in Child Health and Paediatrics from the same institution.
Dr. Olbara is also a clinical researcher at Ampath Oncology.
He has an interest in child health and development and with a lifetime goal of contributing to improved treatment outcomes of childhood cancer in low resource settings through translational research and knowledge dissemination
Dr. Festus Njuguna
Dr. Njuguna is a Lecturer at Moi University, School of medicine, Department of child Health and Paediatrics; he is also the Head of Paediatric haemato-oncology unit at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. He attained his Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from Moi University and a Master’s degree in Medicine (Paediatrics) from the same institution.
Dr. Njuguna has several publications in peer reviewed journals.
Moderator: DR. IRENE NZAMU
Dr. Nzamu is a Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist and Head, Pediatric Hemato Oncology Unit, Kenyatta National Hospital. She pursued her undergraduate training (MBChB) & postgraduate training (M.MED) at the University of Nairobi. Dr. Nzamu did her Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology & Oncology at Makerere University in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine & Global HOPE Texas Children’s Hospital. She is passionate about offering evidence-based, affordable care for children with cancer & blood diseases in our resource-limited settings.