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Dr. Samuel Mwenda Honored as 2016 CCIH Christian International Health Champion
 
Dr. Samuel Mwenda was selected by the CCIH Board of Directors to receive the 2016 CCIH International Health Champion Award on June 19, 2016 at the CCIH Annual Conference at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
 
Dr. Mwenda serves as the General Secretary of the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK). He was nominated by Rick Santos of IMA World Health and Dr. Henry Mosley of Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. According to Rick Santos, "Dr. Mwenda has been a transformational leader for faith-based organizations in Kenya and the African region. He has used his skills and passion to build capacity of emerging health leaders and to advocate for the significant role of FBOs in delivering quality health services to the most vulnerable populations in Africa. For 13 years, as the General Secretary and CEO, he has led CHAK - a leading national FBO of Protestant churches' health facilities and programs from all over Kenya. Because of his strong leadership, a key milestone was achieved in the history of FBOs, which was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to guide a public-private-partnership between Government of Kenya and faith-based health service providers.
 
Dr. Mwenda has also created and led opportunities for south to south exchange and learning amongst members of the Africa Christian Health Associations Platform to build organizational capacities. He played a key role in facilitating the start up of ACHAP that is now registered as an international NGO with a mandate in Africa. He is a member of Board of Directors of MEDS, IMA World Health and chairs the Board of the Institute of Family Medicine in Kenya."
 
Prior to his time at CHAK, Dr. Mwenda served for six years at the CEO of the 250-bed mission hospital (Maua Methodist Hospital) in rural Kenya. He has also worked as a medical officer for the Ministry of Health, serving rural areas of Kenya.
 
 

Photo: Dr. Henry Mosley, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (right) presented the award to Dr. Samuel Mwenda (left) at the CCIH Annual Conference June 19, 2016.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 July 2016 17:06 )