Mwingi District Hospital, Kitui County, Kenya
Bonface Musila, MBChB, MMed(Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Mwingi District Hospital, Kitui County, Kenya
Bonface Musila is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist working in Mwingi District hospital in Kitui County, Kenya. I hold a bachelors degree in medicine and surgery from Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya and a masters of Medicine degree in obstetrics and gynaecology from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. I also have a certificate in maternal, neonatal and child health from the University of Queensland, Australia.
After completing internship at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi in 2004 I was posted to Mandera district hospital as a medical officer. The hospital is located in the arid Mandera County, which is vast and has the highest maternal mortality ratio in Kenya. In the close to five years that I worked there I came face to face with the challenges that mothers face in accessing care and the consequences of less than optimal care during labour, delivery and the postpartum period, ranging from many near misses resulting in obstetric fistula to mortality. I vowed to do the much I can to avert this, therefore proceeding for postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Nairobi which I completed in 2012.
I’m currently involved in offering servicers to mothers and their newborn babies in Mwingi district hospital and also working to improve the health systems so as to make pregnancy and delivery safer. I also teach and mentor medical officers and interns and other cadres as the consultant in charge in my department. Together with a pool of trainers we conduct emergency obstetrics and neonatal care trainings to all cadres working with women and children, using a curriculum approved by WHO(life saving skills). I also work as an outreach specialist with African Medical and Research foundation (AMREF) providing services to hard to reach communities.