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Department of Child Health and Paediatrics, consultant Paediatrician, Moi University

2015- Lecturer and Paediatrician at Moi University, Department of Child Health and Paediatrics since the year 2015.

-Head of the unit of Paediatric haemato-oncology at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital which is the teaching hospital for Moi University College of Health sciences.

-I have been involved in patient care, teaching and research within Paediatric haemato-oncology since the year 2009 when I graduated with a Master of Medicine( Paediatrics) from Moi University.

-I am involved in the teaching of undergraduate medical students as well as supervision and teaching of Postgraduate students in the department of Child health and Paediatrics for the past 8 years. I have published over 20 papers in peer reviewed journals .

Academic Qualification

2017: PhD., VU University
2009: Master of Medicine( Paediatrics), Moi University
2000: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Moi University.

Relevant Publications

1. Health-Care Providers' Perspectives towards Childhood Cancer Treatment in Kenya. Njuguna F, van der Burgt RH, Seijffert A, Musimbi J, Langat S, Skiles J, Sitaresmi MN, van de Ven PM, Kaspers GJ, Mostert S. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2016;17(9):4445-4450.

2. Delays in diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer in Indonesia. Handayani K, Sitaresmi MN, Supriyadi E, Widjajanto PH, Susilawati D, Njuguna F, van de Ven PM, Kaspers GJ, Mostert S. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Dec;63(12):2189-2196.

3. Factors influencing time to diagnosis and treatment among pediatric oncology patients in Kenya. Njuguna F, Martijn H, Langat S, Musimbi J, Muliro H, Skiles J, Vik T, Sitaresmi MN, van de Ven PM, Kaspers GJ, Mostert S. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2016 Apr;33(3):186-9

4. Retinoblastoma. Dimaras H, Corson T, Cobrinik D, White A, Zhao J, Munie F, Abramson D. Shields C, Chantada G, Njuguna F,. Gallie B. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2015 Aug 27;1:15021.

5. Corruption in health-care systems and its effect on cancer care in Africa. Mostert S, Njuguna F, Olbara G, Sindano S., Sitaresmi M., Supriyadi E., Kaspers G. Lancet Oncol 2015;16: 394–404

6. Hospital detention practices: statement of a global taskforce. Mostert S, Lam CG, Njuguna F, Patenaude AF, Kulkarni K, Salaverria C;Lancet. 2015 Aug 15;386(9994):649

7. Parental experiences of childhood cancer treatment.. Njuguna F, S. Mostert, A. Seijffert,J. Musimbi, S. Langat, R. H. M. van der Burgt, J. Skiles, M. N. Sitaresmi,P. M. van de Ven, G.JL. Kaspers. Supportive care in cancer2015 May;23(5):1251-9
8. Use of Flow Cytometry Immunophenotyping for Diagnosis of Acute Leukemia at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret, Kenya Patel K , Lotodo T , Njuguna F. , Emonyi W. Mining S, Buziba N , Czader M , Chiteh A , Vik T , Kaspers G , Westers M , de Haas V , Abbink F. Skiles J , Kigen N.American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences (ASRJETS) (2015) Volume 13, No 1, pp 72-80
9. Risk factors for abandonment of Wilms tumor therapy in Kenya.Libes J1, Oruko O, Abdallah F, Githanga J, Ndung'u J, Musimbi J, Njuguna F, Patel K, White J, Axt JR, O'Neill JA Jr, Shrubsole M, Li M, Lovvorn HN 3rdPediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Nov 8.
10. Two overlooked contributors to abandonment of childhoodcancer treatment in Kenya: parents' social network and experiences with hospital retention policies. Mostert S, Njuguna F, Langat SC, Slot AJ, Skiles J, Sitaresmi MN, van de Ven PM, Musimbi J, Vreeman RC, Kaspers GJ .Psychooncology. 2014 Jun;23(6):700-7
11. Influence of health insurance access and hospital retention policies on childhood cancer treatment in Kenya: Mostert S.,Njuguna F., Van de Ven P.,Olbara G., Kemps L.,Musimbi J.,Strother RM.,Aluoch L., Skiles J.,Buziba N.,Siratesmi M.,Vreeman R.,Kaspers G.:Pediatr. Blood Cancer 2014 May;61(5):913-8
12. AMPATH Oncology: A model for comprehensive cancer care in Sub-Saharan Africa Strother RM, Asirwa FC, Busakhala NB, Njuguna F., Skiles J.,Carter J., Mega A., Kaspers GJL., Rosen B., Kzyzanowska MK., Washington S., Friest A., Rosmarin A., Loehrer P. Journal of Cancer Policy 1( 2013) 42-48
13. The evolution of comprehensive cancer care in Western Kenya: Strother RM, Asirwa FC, Busakhala NB, Njuguna F., Skiles J.,Carter J., Mega A., Kaspers GJL., Rosen B., Kzyzanowska MK., Washington S., Friest A., Rosmarin A., Loehrer P. Journal of Cancer Policy1( 2013) 25-30
14. Prevalence and correlates of pain and pain treatment at a referral hospital in western Kenya: Huang KT.,Owino C., Gramelspacher G., Monahan P.,Tabbey R.,Hagembe M., Strother M., Njuguna F., Vreeman R.:J Palliative Med2013 Oct; 16(10):1260-7
15. Wilms tumour survival in Kenya: Axt J, Abdallah F, Axt M, Githanga J, Hansen E, Lessan J, Li M, Musimbi J, Mwachiro M, Newton M, Ndung'u J, Njuguna F,Nzioka A, Oruko O, Patel K, Tenge R, Ukoli F, White R, O'Neill JA Jr, Lovvorn:J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun;48(6):1254-62
16. Epidemiology of diagnosed childhood cancer in Western Kenya:
Mostert S, Njuguna F,Kemps L, Strother M, Aluoch L, Buziba G, Kaspers G. Arch. Dis. Child 2012 Jun;97(6) 508-512
17. Assessment of the face validity of two pain scales in Kenya: a validation study using cognitive interviews: Huang KT, Owino C, Vreeman RC, Hagembe M, Njuguna F, Strother M. Gramelspacher GP: BMC Palliative care 2012 July 10;15:5
18. Effect of corruption on medical care in low income countries
Mostert S, Siratesmi MN, Njuguna F, Van Beers EJ, Kaspers GJ. Paediatric Blood Cancer. 2012 Mar; 58(3):325-6


  • –present
    Department of Child Health and Paediatrics, consultant Paediatrician , Moi University