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Paediatrician & Health System Researcher, Chairperson, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, University of Nairobi



Prof Grace Irimu is a paediatrician and the Chairperson of Department Paediatrics and Child-Health, University of Nairobi. She holds a PhD in Public Health. She is a Health System Researcher with expertise in developing and disseminating evidence-based clinical-practice-guidelines and improving their uptake by using audit-feedbacks. She was instrumental in developing MoH Basic Paediatric Protocols and scaling ETAT+ in preservice and in-service training programmes in Kenya and beyond. She was instrumental in the formation of the Clinical Information Network(CIN), a collaborative project involving 22 county hospitals, Ministry of Health, Kenya Paediatric Association and KEMRI Wellcome Trust. She is the PI Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies programme (NEST), Kenya chapter. She has been instrumental in developing “Comprehensive Newborn Care Protocols – Integrating Technologies with Clinical Care” and scaling the NEST Programme in Kenya. She was recognized by Lancet as one of the most influential doctors in Health and Medicine in 2021’s Black History Month.