Title/ Qualifications: MB Ch B, MMed (Paed), PhD (Public health).
Department/Unit/Section: Paediatrics and Child Health
Contact Address: 19533, 00202, Nairobi, Kenya
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Position: Lecturer

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Area of Specialization: Pediatrics and Child health
Research Interests
: Developmental and behavioral paediatrics, child health, infectious diseases and tropical diseases in children

Conference Presentations

  • Dr. Oringe Okwara Hospital contacts by preschool children with Autism spectrum disorder at a tertiary centre in South Africa, a comparison with global developmental delays. 3rd Int Developmental Pediatrics Congress, Manila Philippines, Dec, 2019.
    UCT

  • Dr. Oringe Okwara Health service utilization by children with ASD and GDD in Cape Town, South Africa Research week, UCT, Cape Town. Sept 2019 UCT

  • Dr. Okwara Correlates of isoniazid prophylaxis therapy failure, as a child tuberculosis prevention strategy, in Nairobi, at the Kenyatta University.
    1st global conference on ‘patient centered care’, KU October 2015 KU

  • Dr. Okwara Role of IPT in preventing child tuberculosis among household contacts with adults with TB, in informal settlings in Nairobi Nairobi , Kenya July, 2015 KU

  • Dr. Okwara Under- 5- Child tuberculosis prevention in high burden settings Tokyo, Japan March, 2014. JSPS

  • Dr. Okwara Micronutrient status of Kenyan children Nairobi, Kenya June
    2014 Nestle, Kenya

  • Dr. Okwara Bacteremia and U.T.I in children with severe malaria Mombasa, Kenya April 2001 KPA

Publications

  • Korir E, Okwara FN, Okumbe G,2018.Menstrual hygiene management practices among primary school girls from a pastoralist community in Kenya - a cross sectional survey. The Pan African Medical Journal. 2018;31:222. doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.31.222.13521

  • Ndungu EW, Okwara FN, Oyore JP. 2018,Cross sectional survey of Care-seeking for acute respiratory illness of children under 5 years in rural Kenya:American journal of pediatrics.Vol 4, No 3, 2018, pp 69-79.Doi 10.11648/ j.ajp.20180403.05

  • Okwara FN, Oyore JP, Were FN, Gwer S2017Correlates of isoniazid prophylaxis failure for tuberculosis prevention among child household contacts with infectious tuberculosis in high burden settings in Nairobi, Kenya - a cohort study.BMC Infectious Diseases.Doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2719-8
  • Makau GM, Okwara FN, Oyore JP: 2015 ‘Early Infant Diagnosis’ and treatment of HIV among HIV exposed and infected infants in Baba Dogo and Kariobangi slums, Nairobi County, East and Central African Medical Journal 2078 - 5909 2 (2): 80- 88.
  • Okwara F, Makewa D, Karo E. 2015 Cryptococcocal meningitis in a 5 month old HIV negative child with Rickets- a case report East and Central African Medical Journal 2078 - 59092 (2): 92- 94.
  • Okwara F, OyoreJ P, Were F 2014 Challenges that fraught isoniazid prophylaxis as a child tuberculosis prevention strategy in child household contacts of adults with tuberculosis from high burden settings, Nairobi, Kenya; East and Central African Medical Journal 2078 - 5909 1 (2): 82- 88.
  • Masinde AL, Okwara FN, Okello AB. 2012 Prescribed food diets for HIV infected children. Lambert academic Publishing, 2012. ISBN:978-3-659-14354-0.
  • Okwara F., Obimbo E, Wafula E,  Murila.F., 2004, Bacteraemia, Urinary tract infections and malaria in hospitalized febrile children in Nairobi. Is there an association?, East African Medical Journal., Vol 81, No. 1, January 2004.

Research

  • Dr. Oringe Okwara 2019 Hospital contacts by preschool children with Autism spectrum disorder at a tertiary centre in South Africa, a comparison with global developmental delays UCT $3,000

  • Dr. Okwara 2015 Effectiveness of IPT in prevention of child TB in household contacts of adults with pulmonary TB NACOSTI $ 11,250

  • Dr. Okwara 2015 Post-discharge outcomes of children admitted to Kiambu District Hospital with leading Killer Diseases self

  • Dr. Okwara 2015 Role of Micronutient supplementation in paediatric HIV disease outcomes self

  • Dr. Okwara 2001 Co-morbidities in children admitted with Severe malaria self

  • Masinde L, OkwaraF 2009 The effectiveness and challenges of ‘Insta’ prescribed food diets to HIV infected children at Lea Toto, Kangemi, self

  • Rono H, Okwara F, Otieno M. 2011 Factors influencing the utilization of ‘Early Infant diagnosis’ among HIV positive women in Kericho district. self

  • Ochuka B, Okwara F 2011 Programmatic challenges of ready to eat food prescribed food diets’ among HIV positive children in Siaya district. self

  • Makau G, Okwara F, Oyore JP. 2013 Early Infant Diagnosis’ and treatment of HIV among HIV exposed and infected infants in Baba Dogo and Kariobangi slums, Nairobi County. self

  • Huihu EM, Okwara F , Otieno P 2015 Cord care practices and cord outcomes in neonates admitted to Meru county self

  • Wanjiku E, Okwara F, Oyore JP 2016 Pre-hospital care practices of children with suspected pneumonia in Kiambu county. self

Affiliation to Professional Bodies

  • Member- Paediatric Neurology and Developmental Association of Southern Africa.

  • Member- East African Academy of childhood disability

  • Member- International Developmental paediatrics Association

  • Member of the Kenya Medical Association.

  • Member of the Kenya Paediatrics Association.

  • Member of Kenyatta University Academic staff Union

  • Member of the Kenya Women in Medicine Association.

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