Dr. Patrick Omwanda Amoth, Kenya’s Ministry of Health acting Director-General, has been elected Vice President of the Executive Board of World Health Organisation for a 2-year term.
Dr. Amoth is a medical doctor with a Master of Medicine (MMed) degree in Obstetrics/Gynaecology from the University of Nairobi.
He previously served as 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.