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Fredrick  Namenya Were


 University of Nairobi


He is the Dean of the school of Medicine, & Professor of New-born Medicine University of Nairobi, Kenya. He is also the Chief Research Adviser of The Kenya Paediatric Research Consortium an NGO owned by The Kenya Paediatric Association (child health professionals) He received his undergraduate medical degree and paediatric postgraduate training at the University of Nairobi. Between 1991 and 1993 he undertook a new-born medicine fellowship training at Monash University/Medical Centre in Australia. He joined the University of Nairobi as a lecturer 1in 1994 upon return from Australia where in addition to teaching he enrolled in a PHD program graduating in 2007. He is currently in the process of enrolling for a second PHD in Global Health at Geneva University, Switzerland. Professor Were served as a National Chairman of The Kenya Paediatric Association (2002-2012) and Committee member of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine (2008-2011), the International Paediatric Association, The International Society of Tropical Paediatriics (Chair)  among many others. He is current president of the Eastern African Paediatric Association and Chair of the Oversight committee of the Network for Education and Support in Immunisation (NESI). His expertise in immunizations has been in the advisory platform. He is involved in activities at National (Chair NITAG & Chair Polio Certification committee), Regional (member of Africa TAG) and Global (Member of the WHO Global SAGE). Professor Were’s research interests lie in the areas of new-born medicine and health systems. He has contributed over 140 publications including > 60 peer reviewed and 16 book chapters. He is committed to promote child health advocacy displaying particular vigour in the area of increasing childhood immunization coverage and public awareness.