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Dr. Sokwalla, Saira Banu

Profession Summary

MBBS, MMed ,

Consultant Physician/ Diabetes Specialist

Medical Board Number:A6240

MBBS- Pakistan, MMED- IMed- Nairobi, PGDip Diabetes Mellitus

Professional Training

MBBS University of Punjab, Pakistan
MMed University of Nairobi
Postgraduate Diploma Diabetes PGDip DM- distinction University of South Wales, UK

Membership of Professional Bodies

Kenya Association of Physicians
Kenya Medical Association


  1. "Quality of sleep and risk for obstructive sleep apnoea in ambulant individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus at a tertiary referral hospital in Kenya: a cross-sectional, comparative study"Utilising a Cross- Sectional Descriptive design, QOS and risk for OSA were determined in a randomly selected sample of patients with T2DM (cases) and an age and sex matched comparison group. The validated Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Berlin Questionnaire (BQ) were used to measure QOS and risk for OSA respectively. Associations between poor QOS, high risk for OSA, and socio-demographic and anthropometric variables in cases were evaluated. From 245 randomly selected persons with T2DM attending outpatient clinics, aged over 18 years, 22 were excluded due to ineligibility thus 223 were included in the analysis; 53.8% were females, mean age was 56.8 (SD 12.2) years and mean BMI was 28.8 kg/m2 (SD 4.4). Among them, 119 (53%, CI 95% 46.5–60.2) had poor QOS and 99 (44% CI 95% 37.8–50.9) were at high risk for OSA. Among 112 individuals in comparison group, 33 (29.5%, CI 95% 20.9–38.3) had poor QOS and 9 (8%, CI 95% 3.3–13.4) had high risk for OSA. Cases had a significantly higher probability for poor QOS [OR 2.76 (95% CI 1.7–4.4))] and high risk for OSA [OR 9.1 (95% CI 4.4–19.0)]. Higher waist circumference was independently associated with a high risk for OSA in cases.

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Admission Rights

Mbagathi District Hospital

Insurance Recognition

Languages Spoken

English, Swahili, Urdu,
Hobbies :
reading, travelling, indoor games


Mbagathi County Hospital

i work as a consultant physician and diabetes specialist in the department of internal medicine.

Phone Number 0726108774

Opening Hours 09:00:00

Closing Hours 10:45:00