Prof. Fredrick N. Were


Professor Were received his undergraduate medical degree training at the University of Nairobi. He then undertook a pediatric residency at the Kenyatta National Hospital under the auspices of the University of Nairobi where he was supervised by Hurlingham Children’s Clinic Founder Dr James Nyikal.

Soon after qualification as a Paediatrician, he spent two years at the Monash University/Medical Centre in a fellowship program leading to graduation as a Neonatologist.

The period between 2002 and 2007 saw him return to the University of Nairobi where he functioned as senior lecturer and finalized his PhD which he obtained in 2008.

He is currently pursuing a post-doctorate in the area of health systems and health systems research.

Professor Were has also served as a National Chairman of The Kenya Paediatric Association (2002-2012) and Committee member of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine (2008-2011) among many others.

He continues serving as member of the International Paediatric Association’s Committee on Children and Environmental Health (from 2003) and President of The Eastern African Paediatric Association (from 2010).

Professor Were’s research interests lie in the areas of newborn medicine (with particular emphasis on nutrition of Low Birth Weight Infants) and health systems.

He is committed to promote child health advocacy displaying particular vigor in the area of increasing childhood immunization coverage and public awareness.

His role as a senior partner at Hurlingham Children’s Clinic started in 1992 when he merged his thriving private practice with Dr James Nyikal’s similarly vibrant practice leading to the establishment of Hurlingham Children’s Clinic.

Currently as a senior partner he plays an oversight role in guiding the vision and quality of practice in the Hurlingham Children’s Clinic group practice.

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