Mater Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
Mumbi Makanga, MBchB, MPH
Medical Officer, Mater Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
Mumbi Makanga graduated from the University of Nairobi, Kenya in 2007 with a Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBchB). Thereafter, she worked with the Ministry of Medical Services in Central Kenya where she oversaw one of the sub-district hospitals as a district medical officer of health. Most notable among her achievements there was service delivery strengthening. She later joined an international NGO in South Sudan where she worked as a medical coordinator for 2 years. While in Sudan, she was involved in capacity-building of skilled birth attendants and community volunteers on reproductive health issues and primary healthcare. She was also at the forefront of Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EMOC), where she managed a lot of emergency obstetric cases, and was featured in the UK’s Guardian newspaper.
Thereafter, she was awarded a scholarship to study for a Master’s Degree in Public Health at James P. Grant school of Public Health BRAC University in 2012-13. She has also completed other short professional trainings, including: Minimum Initial Service Package for Reproductive Health in Crisis Situation (MISP; 2012), Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programs – AMREF (2011), SPSS training as part of CQI (2010), Nutrition and Reproductive Health training (2011) and Provider Initiated Testing and Counselling seminar – NASCOP/ICAP (2009), and Family Planning seminar (2009).
Honours & Awards
Featured in the Guardian UK newspaper for the services she offered in South Sudan – specifically, in reproductive health (Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care) and women’s empowerment: Ethnic Violence in Southern Sudan.