KENYA—Minister of Health, Susan Nakhumicha, has been named to the World Economic Forum’s Global Alliance for Women’s Health Board.
This comes barely a year after CS Nakhumicha was chosen as the Chairperson of the East, Central, and South African Regional Health Ministers Conference (ECSA).
The CS announced her on her social media channels, stating that she was motivated to provide better healthcare services across the regions on February 9, 2023.
“I will endeavor to fulfill this vision and to work with all member states to attain the best health standards for our people,” CS Nakhumicha remarked.
Anne Waiguru, Chairperson of the Council of Governors (CoG), on her part, expressed her delight at seeing her long-time friend gain a coveted position on the international scene.
“What a proud moment for Kenya, and congratulations to my sister CS Nakhumicha on her appointment to the World Economic Forum’s Global Alliance for Women’s Health WEF board,” She noted.
She went on to say that Kenya’s UHC ambitions for all now have a fantastic global advocate.
The Cabinet Secretary will be one of the board members entrusted with developing new evidence-based investments that demonstrate socio-economic returns for improving the health of girls and women.
She will also be in charge of co-creating new narratives that resonate with political, financial, and corporate stakeholders about why they should invest in women’s health.
The Global Alliance for Women’s Health Board of the World Economic Forum is a strategic project initiated by the global finance institution to improve women’s well-being around the world by promoting health equity and encouraging stakeholders to work on critical health issues.
CS Nakhumicha is a Kenyan politician and an expert in health supply chain management.
Before being tapped to serve in the cabinet, she worked in various organizations, including the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA).
At one point, she served as the Warehouse Operations Officer at the Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies.
She has also overseen supplies for the Global Program for Research and Training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
At the Nairobi Women’s Hospital she served as the manager of procurement and logistics.
Nakhumicha has a diploma in Pharmacy from Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) as well as a diploma in Healthcare Management from the Kenya Institute of Management.
She also holds a master’s degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in procurement, logistics, and supply chain management.
The health CS has also earned a Ph.D. in Business Management, with a focus on Logistics and Supply Chain