Infectious Diseases and HIV​

The section of infectious disease strives to ensure excellent patient care and patient safety. We pride ourselves in the services we provide which include;

  • A daily Infectious Disease clinic including a Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) and HIV clinic.
  • Patient and family support services.
  • Infectious diseases coverage for both the wards and intensive care units.
  • A dedicated patient hotline, triaged by a qualified nurse, to assist with questions, queries and concerns.
  • The section has a state-of-the-art microbiology laboratory with the capability to perform various specialised tests. 
  • We contribute to the infection control program at the hospital and strongly believe and encourage best infection control practices to enhance patient care and safety.​

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Telephone contact: +254 (0) 20 366 ​2029​​

​Meet our specialists

Rodney Adam, MD​
Professor

Prof. Adam completed his training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases as well as laboratory training in Molecular Parasitology before joining the University of Arizona College of Medicine faculty.

His current research interests include hospital-acquired infections and their prevention. Prof. Adam is interested in the correlation of the intestinal microbiota with a variety of adverse outcomes. ​

Reena Shah MBBS, MRCP, MSCID, FRCPE
Associate Professor​

Prof. Reena Shah is the Section Head of Infectious Diseases at Aga Khan University Hoapital. Prof. Shah has held several positions including Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the university and is currently the Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. 

Her scholarly area of interest is Infectious Disease with a specific focus on HIV/AIDS, TB, malari, and Hepatitis B. In Kenya, these diseases are of prime public health importance and there is tremendous need for applied research, development of improved diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, development of guidelines and contribution to national policy. ​
Michael Chung, MD, MPH
Professor

Prof. Michael Chung received is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Aga Khan University Hospital.

Prof. Chung helped establish the Coptic Hope Center for Infectious Diseases in Nairobi which has enrolled and treated over 20,000 HIV-infected patients since 2004.

He is the lead investigator of many clinical trials in Kenya and has published research in breast milk transmission of HIV, adherence to antiretroviral medications, and HIV care and implementation in Kenya.

Currently, Prof. Chung is leading randomized trials in cervical cancer screening and treatment among HIV-infected women and using an inexpensive oligonucleotide ligation assay (OLA) to detect pre-treatment drug resistance (PDR) and guide antiretroviral therapy. 
 
Felix Riunga, MBChB, MMed
Senior Instructor

Dr Riunga pursued specialty training in Infectious Diseases at the Aga Khan University, Nairobi. Currently Dr Riunga serves as an Infectious Diseases consultant at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi.

He is the recipient of the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Trustee Fund Award, Chandaria and Kamala Memorial Awards from the University of Nairobi. In addition to teaching medical students and residents, Dr Riunga’s interests include ICU-related infectious diseases and HIV associated cryptococcal meningitis. He is an active member of the HIV Clinicians Society of Kenya.​​​