About Us

The African Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology (ASPAE) is an international organisation with several members from African countries whose aim is to promote the highest levels of knowledge, research, education and clinical practice of paediatric endocrinology and metabolism throughout the Africa.

Paediatric endocrinology is a specialty of children’s medicine (paediatrics) caring for babies, children and adolescents with growth, puberty, sexual development problems and other disorders of the hormone producing glands of the body. These include diabetes, thyroid and adrenal gland problems, early and late puberty, and growth hormone deficiency.

Founded in July 2009, when the first Fellows graduated at the pan African school for Paediatric Endocrinology in Nairobi under the Presidency Dr Lucy Mungai and mentorship of some members of European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology(ESPE), the Society aims to increase in both size and scope, becoming one of the largest and most leading international scientific communities of paediatric endocrinology.

The Society is dedicated to serve its members and the international scientific community. It is also aims at being involved in promoting the interests of the general public and in advising on African health policy in the area of paediatric endocrinology. ASPAE is committed to welcoming and establishing close relationships with other Scientific Societies in the world.

Current Executive Committee:

Dr. Renson Mukhwana, Kenya

Vice President:



Dr. Joel Dipesalema, Botswana


Dr. Levina Msuya, Tanzania


Dr. Maryann Ibekwe, Nigeria

Member (ex-officio):

Dr. Iroro Yarhere, Nigeria

( Immediate past secretary)

Member (ex-officio):

Prof. Abiola Oduwole)

( Immediate past secretary)