Prof. R. Koigi Kamau


Prof. Kamau is the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecologyint eh School Of Medicine at the University of Nairobi. He is a member of the medical education program initiative (MEPI) – focusing on transformative change in medical education in Kenya at the College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi.

Highlights of Reproductive Health Activities – Ten of the activities perceived to be of high impact:

1987 – 1992 co-initiated Manual Vacuum Aspiration for treatment of incomplete abortion programme

1988 – 1999 initiated post abortion counselling services – later adolescent healthcare services and post-abortion care

1988 – 1994 coordinator JHPIEGO reproductive Health Training Programme

1989 – 1990 secretary, Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society

2001-2007 Chairman Division of obs/gynae, Nairobi Hospital – founded the now robust Nairobi Hospital Annual Reproductive Health Symposium

2001+ – developed interest in operative endoscopy, practice and training

2005+ – developed interest in infertility and pursued it. Appointed the chairman of a taskforce on regulatory framework in Assisted Reproductive Technology

2010+ – founder and board member, Health Science Implementation Research for Clinical Excellence (SIRCLE), a collaborative virtual centre/community of research excellence (CORE) that is targeting mentorship in MNCH research career path

PI for introduction of WHO Reproductive Health Library (RHL) in labour wards –availing evidence-based information at point of service delivery, and introduction of focused antenatal care (FANC) services

February 2012, he was honoured by being bestowed with The Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society Merit Award for my contribution towards the society and to the health of women.