Biography Annah Wamae- Dr. Dr. Annah Wamae holds a Master of Medicine in Paediatrics and Child Health. She has 25 years of experience working for the Kenyan Health Sector and has attended several local and international specialized short courses in Health Policy and Child and Maternal Health. She is the current the Head of Specialized Clinical Services Unit in the Ministry of Health. She was the Head of the Department of Family Health (Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation) from April 2010 to September 2013. The key responsibilities in this position were; to provide leadership and coordinate the formulation and implementation of Reproductive Health, Child and Adolescent Health, Nutrition, and Vaccine and Immunization policies; resource mobilization for the above mentioned family health programmes; coordination of effective utilization of resources for family health, mentoring and appraisal of the heads of Divisions and Support Units in the Department and; monitoring and evaluation of the family health interventions. In the period between 2003 and April 2010, Dr. Wamae served as the Head of the Division of Child and Adolescent Health in the same Department, with a focus on Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Strategy, School Health, Adolescent Health, Child Health Rights, and Child Health Promotion. She had served as the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Programme Manager in the period between 1999 and 2002. Prior to 1999 she worked in busy hospitals as a Medical Officer and later as a Paediatrician. She successfully raised the profile of child health in Kenya leading to the award of the Order of the Grand Worrior of Kenya OGW) by the Head of State in 2010. She has also authored/co-authored several research papers in the field of paediatrics and child health. Short summary of presentation Summary of Child Rights Session The main aim of the Child Rights session is to highlight health as an inherent right of the child as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child, which many countries have ratified. It will include human rights approach to child health programming, country level legislation of the convention and enforcement of the laws related to child rights. Participants will also discuss integration of child health rights into maternal, newborn and child health services for holistic delivery of services. Implementation of child health rights will include focus on children in difficult circumstances and experience in implementation of child rights at community level.
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