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  • Kijabe, Kenya
on presenting research. . .

on presenting research. . .

Last month was the second annual research day at the hospital. There were 40 posters presented, and when I counted the submissions, I realized that 18 of them had something to do with pediatrics.

In our department, we are constantly trying to push the boundary of what we consider best, to innovate, to improve, to strengthen our care for children.

As a doctor, I have to do continuing medical education every month – I was told in medical school that 50% of what I was learning was true and 50% was going to change – we just couldn’t define that 50% – so here we are – constantly questioning, constantly striving, and learning to share on a wider basis what this can mean for the care of children in pediatrics worldwide.

I was so proud of the members of our PECCCO students, our finance team, and our nutrition team who made presentations outside their comfort zone, and for Patrick who made an amazing oral presentation and got first runner up in the Quality Improvement category for his presentation on NHIF.

Hopefully by next year, we will have some published articles to show how we have spread even beyond Kijabe Hospital. . .