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Dr. Joy Mugambi
Dr. Joy Mugambi

Dr. Joy Karamana Mugambi is a distinguished leader in the field of healthcare, making significant contributions to medical practice and education in Kenya. Currently serving as the Ag County Director Health Admin & Planning for Nakuru County, she is a trailblazer for women in medicine and a pioneer in promoting quality primary healthcare,

Dr. Joy Karamana Mugambi is a distinguished leader in the field of healthcare, making significant contributions to medical practice and education in Kenya. Currently serving as the Ag County Director Health Admin & Planning for Nakuru County, she is a trailblazer for women in medicine and a pioneer in promoting quality primary healthcare,

community engagement, health equity, and planetary health. Dr. Joy is among Kenya's first Kenyan trained female Family Physicians, having earned her degree from Moi University. Her dedication to healthcare extends beyond her local

community, as she serves as the Vice President of the Commonwealth Medical Association East/Central/South Africa Region and the President of the Kenya Association of Family Physicians. Her influence and expertise are recognized on a global scale. Dr. Joy acts as an advisor for Women in Global Health - Kenya and has held significant leadership positions in various medical organizations. Notably, she served as the Secretary General for the World Organization for Family Physicians (WONCA) Africa Region from 2018 to 2020. At the Kenya Medical Association, she held the position of Immediate Past Assistant Secretary General from 2018 to 2020 and Nakuru Division Chair from 2020 to 2022. Dr. Joy actively participates in both state and non-state boards, contributing her knowledge and insights to crucial healthcare initiatives. She is an Editorial Board Member for the African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine (PHCFM) and a board member of the Institute of Family Medicine (INFAMED). Additionally, she serves as a Trustee for Friends of Namuncha, a community organization based in Cambridge University, supporting the people of Namuncha, Mahimahiu, Kenya. Previously, she held a board member position with the Kenya Nutrition and Dietetics Institute (KNDI) from 2018 to 2021.

Committed to education, Dr. Joy holds an honorary lecturer position at the Department of Family Medicine at Kabarak University in Nakuru, Kenya. She also shares her expertise as a visiting lecturer for Clinical Medicine at the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) in Nairobi. Furthermore, she serves as the Director of Comprehensive Advanced Life Support for Rural, an organization that provides training to health workers in rural areas to enhance emergency response capabilities. She has been the immediate past Patron of the Medical Students Association Kenya (MSAKE), mentoring the next generation of Doctors.

In recognition of her outstanding contributions, Dr. Joy has received several prestigious awards. She is the recipient of The Kenya Medical Association Distinguished Service Award in 2021, the awardee of the Kenya Association of Family Physicians - 5 Star Doctor Award in 2022, and the awardee of the Fellow of Commonwealth Medical Association Award in 2023.Dr. Joy's extensive experience, dedication to healthcare, and leadership in medical organizations and counties in rural, remote, and urban areas make her an influential figure in the field. Her work continues to impact the lives of individuals locally and globally as she strives to improve healthcare access, equity, and quality for all.

 

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