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International Childhood Cancer Day: Acute Leukemia
Dr Catherine Muendo (MBchB, MMED Paeds)
Dr Catherine Muendo is a Paediatric Hematologist and Oncologist who recently completed her fellowship training at Makerere University in collaboration with Mulago National Referral Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Cancer Children’s Hospital.
She works as a consultant paediatrician at Mbagathi County Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. She received her medical degree (MBChB) and pediatrics and child health degree (MMed) at the University of Nairobi.
Dr Muendo is enthusiastic about improving the outcomes of children with blood and cancer disorders in Kenya through novel interventions that are sustainable in a resource limited setting.
Dr. Deborah Omeddo
Dr. Deborah Omeddo is a Paediatric Haematologist and Oncologist working at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.
She holds a Master’s in Paediatrics and Child Health from the University of Nairobi. She did her fellowship training at Makerere University.
Dr Omeddo strives to provide quality health services to children living with cancer and blood diseases. Her vision is that all children in Kenya will have access to quality healthcare services regardless of location and socio-economic status.
Moderator: Dr Grace Mbatia
Dr Grace Mbatia (MBChB, MMED (Paediatrics and Child Health), Paediatric Haematology/Oncology & Bone MarrowTransplant (Fellowship), Healthcare Management (Post-graduate Dip)
Dr Mbatia is currently serving as Full-time faculty at the Aga Khan University, Nairobi providing clinical care to children with blood and cancer disorders as well as supporting paediatric post-graduate medical training for future paediatricians. Her core clinical interests lie in providing care to children with brain and solid tumors whereas her broader interests include supporting medical education, health-systems research and the optimization of both general paediatric and paediatric blood and cancer care in resource-constrained settings.