Dr. Lawrence Owino
Dr. Lawrence Okong’o Owino is a lecturer at the department of paediatrics and child health at the University of Nairobi. He is also a consultant paediatrician at the Kenyatta National hospital as well as a consultant paediatrician and rheumatologist for all the major hospitals in Nairobi. He is a pioneer paediatric rheumatologist. His research interests are in the field of musculoskeletal health and immunizations. He has published papers in peer reviewed journals focussing mainly on childhood rheumatic disorders. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB, 2000) degree from the University of Nairobi and Master of Medicine in Paediatrics and Child Health (MMed, 2007) from the University of Nairobi. His Subspecialty training was undertaken at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town graduating with a Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) in Paediatric Rheumatology from the University of Cape Town and fellowship certificate in Paediatric Rheumatology from the College of Medicine Societies of South Africa (CMSA) in 2015. He is currently pursuing a fellowship in Epidemiology. His membership in professional societies include the Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS), Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization (PRINTO), the Kenya Paediatric Association (where he serves as the National Chairman), ArthRheuma Society of Kenya and Kenya Medical Association. He is also a board member of Kenya Paediatric Research Consortium and East Africa Centre for Vaccines and Immunization (ECAVI).