Newborn services ​

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi has been awarded a UNICEF certificate that designates us as a baby-friendly hospital. From you​​​​​r baby's first breath, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is there to provide both of you with premiere medical care. Our doctors and nurses are experts in neonatal care.

We believe it is important for you and your baby to spend as much time together as possible, beginning with your stay at the hospital. In order to facilitate this, all babies who are delivered without complications room-in with their mothers. Our staff also encourages you to begin breastfeeding right away, and is available to provide any support you require.

For more information on maternal care at AKUH,N please visit Women's Services.

Our newborn services include:

New Born Unit/Nursery
This unit is designed for healthy newborns who require no or minimal interventions. Whenever a baby is not rooming-in with his mother, the experienced staff in our nursery is there to provide him with compassionate, expert care.

Neonatal High Dependency Unit
In the Neonatal High Dependency Unit, newborns who require specialised medical attention receive round-the-clock observation and care.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is home to the first and only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the East and Central African region. In this Unit, we provide specialised care of the highest international standard to newborns requiring close monitoring and high level of interventions. We have also partnered with renowned organizations such to facilitate the safe transfer of infants both to and from AKUH,N facilities.


​Meet our specialists 

Dr Wahu Gitakah
Consultant in General Paediatrics and Infectious Diseases at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi 






Qualifications
  • MBChB (UoN) 1992
  • MMed (UoN) 2006
  • PG Dip (University of Cape Town School of Child and Adolescent Health, South Africa) 2013
  • Dip (University of Oxford, UK)2016
​Areas of interest
  • Paediatric infectious diseases
  • Tropical diseases
  • Travel medicine
  • Global health
​Professional associations
  • Kenya Paediatric Association
  • Allergy Society of Kenya
  • European Society of Infectious Diseases
Dr Wahu is also an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at Aga Khan University in Nairobi. Read more about her HERE

Dr Waceke Kombe
Consultant in General Paediatrics and paediatric gastroenterologist at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi





Qualifications
  • MBChB (UoN) 2002
  • MMed (UoN) 2010
  • Cert Paediatric Gastroenterology (CMSA) 2015
​Areas of interest
  • Paediatric gastroenterology
  • Hepatitis B
  • Food allergies
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
​Professional associations
  • Allergy Society of Kenya
  • European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN)
Dr Waceke is also an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at Aga Khan University in Nairobi. Read more about her HERE


Dr Grace Mbatia
Consultant in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Haemato-oncologist at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi





​Qualifications
  • ​MBChB (UoN) 2003
  • AHMP Strathmore University 2009
  • MMed (UoN) 2014
  • Fellowship Oncology (Dana Faber) 2018
Areas of interest
  • Paediatric oncology care
  • Paediatric HIV
  • Health systems research
​Professional associations
  • ​Kenya Paediatric Association
  • American Society of Paediatric Hematology/ Oncology
  • Kenya Sickle Cell Foundation

Dr Susan Wamithi
Consultant in General Paediatrics and Developmental Paediatrics at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi




Qualifications
  • MD (St. George's University School of Medicine) 2005
  • MMed (Aga Khan University) 2013
  • Fellowship in Developmental Paediatrics (University of Toronto) 2018
​Areas of interest
  • Childhood disability
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders 
  • Habilitation and Rehabilitation services
Professional Associations
  • Kenya Paediatric Association
  • Head of Research Committee - Eastern Africa Academy of Childhood Disability
  • Research Committee - International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability 
  • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group – USA​




Dr Isaac Kihurani
Consultant in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Critical Care Specialist at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi






Qualifications
  • ​MBChB (UoN) 1998
  • MMed (AKU) 2010
  • Cert FPEC (CMSA) 2013
​Areas of interest
  • ​Paediatric critical care
  • Paediatric resuscitation
  • Mass casualty
  • Disaster management
​Professional associations
  • ​Kenya Paediatric Association
  • Critical Care Society of Kenya
  • Resuscitation Council, UK
Dr Kihurani is also an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at Aga Khan University in Nairobi. Read more about him HERE​

Dr Sean Del-Rossi 
Consultant in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Cardiologist at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi







Qualifications
  • MD (Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy, Russia) 2006
  • MMed (AKU) 2014
  • Fellowship in Paediatric Clinical and Interventional Cardiology (India) 2018
Areas of interest
  • Diagnosis and management of congenital heart diseases
  • Paediatric clinical and interventional cardiology
  • Prevention of acquired heart diseases
​Professional associations
  • Kenya Paediatric Association
  • Kenya Cardiac Society
  • Paediatric Cardiac Society of India
  • European Paediatric Life Support
Dr Syama Sinuff
Consultant in General Paediatrics and Emergency Paediatrician at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi






Qualifications
  • MBChB (University of Sheffield, UK) 1997
  • DCH (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in London, UK) 2000
  • MRCPCH (2006)
​Areas of interest
  • General Paediatrics and Emergency Paediatrics
  • Lead poisoning
  • Global health
  • Accident prevention
​Professional associations
  • Kenya Paediatrics Association
Dr Syama is also an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at Aga Khan University in Nairobi. Read more about her HERE​

Dr Mary Limbe

Consultant in General Paediatrics and Paediatrics Diabetes and Endocrinologist at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi




Qualifications
  • ​MD (First Medical Institute of Leningrad, Russia) 1986
  • MMed (UoN) 1995
  • Fellowship Paediatric Endocrinology 2010
​Areas of interest
  • ​Growth and Development
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes in Children
  • Hyperinsulinism
​Professional associations
  • ​Paediatric Endocrinology Society of Kenya
  • African Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology
  • European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology
  • International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes.
  • Kenya Paediatric Association
  • Kenya Medical Association
  • Kenya Medical Women Association
  • Christian Medical Association
Dr Limbe is also an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at Aga Khan University in Nairobi. Read more about her HERE​

For more information please contact +254 (0)711 092 2888/9​ or email patient.referral@aku.edu​​​

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