William Macharia

Dr William Macharia

Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
Email: william.macharia@aku.edu
Tel: 254 20 3662 108
Fax: 254 20 3743 935
Dip, Haematology & Oncology, McMaster University, Canada, 1991
MSc. Clin. Epidemiology, McMaster University, Canada, 1991
Certificate Tropical Medicine, University of Medicine, 1986
MMed Paeds, University of Nairobi, 1986
MBChB, University of Nairobi, 1980

Research Interests
Gates Funded review of Knowledge-Implementation gaps in childhood diarrhea
Ongoing study to compare adverse events in patients admitted at Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi from medical records and Incident reports – WHO funded
Health care providers and care taker Knowledge and Perceptions for childhood cancers in Kenya – URC funded

Academic Specialisation
Paediatric Haemato/Oncology

Professional Experience
February 2012-to present, Program Director
February 2001 to present,Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi
December 2009 – January 2011: Consultant Paediatrician, Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital
June 2008 – November 2009: Fellow, Paediatric neurology Red Cross Children’s Hospital Cape Town
2006 September - May 2008: Resident Paediatrician, Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital
2003 September – 2006 August: Registrar, Department of Paediatrics, Kenyatta National Hospital, University of Nairobi
2003 January – 2003 August: Medical officer, Mbagathi District Hospital
1999 December – 2002 December: Medical officer, Port Reitz District Hospital
1998 November – 1999 November: Medical officer intern, Kenyatta national Hospital

Professional Associations
2002 - 2012 Member, Kenya Society of Haematology and Oncology (KESHO)
2002 – 2003 Member, American Society of Oncology
1992 – 1998 University of Nairobi Inter-Faculty collaboration committee
1997 to date International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP)
1989 to date International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN)
1989 – 1990 Associate member of Hamilton Wentworth region (Ontario-Canada) Haematology Advisory committee
1987 – 2002 Association of Physicians of East and Central Africa (APECA)
1983 – 2004 Kenya Medical Association (KMA)
1983 – 2004 Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA)

Dr Macharia was appointed member of the National Medical Sciences Research Advisory Committee that would be advisory to the Minister of Health and Kenya Medical Research Institute
Member, National Biomedical Research Committee – appointed by Minister of medical Services via a Kenya gazette notice of October 2011
Member, Expert Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC), Consortium for National Health Research – DFID, IDRC & Welcome Trust funded agency for national health research capacity strengthening

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