​​Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Dar es Salaam Campus which provides an exciting educational journey of post graduate training. The programme has started off with its pioneer residents in January 2022 after a rigorous process of approvals to ensure the highest standards of teaching and learning are realised.

The training programme is designed to develop specialists who will provide holistic preventive, curative and supportive care to children of all ages; from the preterm neonate to the child who is differently abled, from the infant with congenital abnormalities to the adolescent with chronic disease. We aim to nurture child health specialists who treat the sick child, who advocate for the rights of all children, who ensure optimal growth and development and who promote preventive care including vaccinations, environmental safety and breastfeeding.

We offer a 4 year training programme during which residents interact with a team of dedicated faculty members who will guide them to achieve their learning outcomes. Our faculty members are well qualified in their clinical specialty areas with additional qualifications in educational pedagogy providing a rich teaching and learning experience.

Training is done in various clinical environments at the Aga Khan Hospital and its partner educational institutions where residents interact with patients, families and communities. These interactions become the avenues where they acquire the knowledge and skills to become compassionate, caring and knowledgeable paediatricians.

It is a privilege to be chairing the department as we embark on postgraduate training. I envision this as the first of many milestones as we endeavor to become the premier provider in clinical service delivery, education and research. The ultimate aim is to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families in our communities and our countries.

“The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head,” ~ William Osler.

Dr Mariam Noorani, MBChB, MMed, IBCLC, MSc Clinical Education
Chair, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
Aga Khan University Medical College
Dar es Salaam Campus