Global WACh

Ednah Ojee

Dr. Ednah Ojee is a Consultant Paediatrician and lecturer at the University of Nairobi, Faculty of Health Sciences in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, with a passion for Child Health, Advocacy, Research and Medical education.

In her current role as faculty in Child Health, she is committed to enhancing the provision of the highest standard of preventive and promotive health services to families. Additionally, she coordinates the University’s Emergency, Triage and Treatment+ (ETAT+) training program. This training applies an evidence based approach to emergency pediatric management emphasizing reduction of morbidity and mortality from the top five killers of children below the age of five globally.

Dr. Ojee is applying her skills in research and leadership in the coordination of the Maternal to Child Virome Transmission (MTCV) study. This is prospective cohort study collaboration between the University of Washington/University of Nairobi Schools of Medicine. The MTCV study has since been extended to include assessment of neurodevelopment outcomes among the children.

As part of growing her research career and interest in the area of improving newborn survival; Dr. Ojee has nested her PhD work within the MTCV study. She is applying a mixed methods approach in exploring the influence of home visits on health outcomes of mothers and infants, eliciting perspectives of various stakeholders in the receipt and provision of home visits and determining the cost of providing the same.
She received the CFAR pilot award which is supporting her to explore her PhD aims among women living with HIV. As a UW Global WACh Rising Star Awardee, she is exploring “The association between health worker home visits and growth and neurodevelopment in Kenyan children”.

Dr. Ojee is committed to lifelong learning and excellence in my varied roles as a pediatrician, researcher, trainer, and mentor. She thrives in contributing to the wellness of children and families through excellence in research, medical education and provision of equitable health services.