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Patrick Omwanda Amoth

Head division of Family Health, Ministry of Health

Dr. Amoth is a medical doctor with a Master of Medicine (MMed) degree in Obstetrics/Gynaecology from University of Nairobi. Since October 2013 he is the Head division of Family Health at the Ministry of Health Kenya.

Among his current duties and responsibilities are: developing national guidelines on standards of health care for both clinical and community health practice in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child health, planning, directing and developing preventive and promotive policies at the national level, the formulation and development of national health policies, plans and programmes, initiating partnerships with external stakeholders and development partners, monitoring and evaluating performance of all the units under the division of family health, the technical representation for the Ministry of Medical Services at the Public Service Commission for career progression of doctors, offering expert opinion in medico-legal issues affecting the Ministry of Health and State Law Office, capacity building of staff at both the National and County level and ensuring standards of care on reproductive, maternal and newborn and child health at county level.

Previous to that he was Chief Medical Specialist (Obstetrics/Gynecology)/ Senior Deputy Director of Medical Services Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital Nairobi. From April 2012 to October 2013, he was Chief Medical Specialist Machakos Level 5 Hospital. On December 2011 he became Senior Medical specialist Obstetrics/Gynaecology Kiambu District Hospital until March 2012. From September 2001 to November 2011 he was District Medical Services Officer for Kiambu East and West Districts. On October 2008 he became Medical Superintendent Kiambu District Hospital and served in the same capacity for seven years until November 2011. Between 1997 and February 2001 he was Chief Medical Specialist (Obstetrics and Gynecology) at the Department of Obstetrics/Gynaecology- University of Nairobi/Kenyatta National Hospital. He worked at Provincial Hospital Kisumu from 1993 to 1997, where his duties included offering curative services and teaching junior doctors and nurses.