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WFSA Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship: Nairobi,Kenya

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Programme Head: Dr Mark Gacii

Dr Mark GaciiDepartment of Anaesthesia, University of Nairobi


Number of Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellows in Nairobi per year: 1
Duration of each fellowship: 12 months
Starting month of each fellowship (if regular): September/October

What training is offered?

• General Paediatric Anaesthesia (including neonatal, general, urology, plastic) – 6 ½ months
• Paediatric Intensive Care – 1month
• Neonatal Intensive Care – 1 month
• Paediatric Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia – 1month
• External rotations (including neuro anaesthesia and orthopaedic anaesthesia) – 2 months
• Regional anaesthesia (incorporated ) in all the rotations
• Resuscitation (EPLS / PALS)

How is training assessed?

• Continuous assessment by supervising consultants
• Symposia, discussions and feedback sessions
• Exam at the end of the year (with an appointed external examiner approved by the University of Nairobi School of Medicine Board)

Are there any specific admission criteria for applicants?

• The applicant should be from the wider East and Central African region
• The applicant should have completed anaesthesia training up to the level of Master of Medicine in Anaesthesia or it’s equivalent
• The applicant should be registered doctors in their respective countries
• Preferably not too advanced in their careers i.e. should be able to offer a reasonable number of years of service in paediatric anaesthesia (not a strict criteria)
• Must have official leave of absence if employed and evidence of this before commencement of the programme


This Fellowship is funded by ImPACT Africa and SPA