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Africa Women’s Health Summit 2019 co-hosted with Africa Healthcare Extension Summit 2019 is designed to provide a comprehensive and innovative overview of the latest developments in the field of women’s health. The strategic conference covers the latest advancements in the field of Oncology, Gynecology, Reproductive Health, Neuroscience, Diabetes & Endocrinology and Pathology.
Under the scientific supervision of Committee, the conference will feature a highly interactive, stimulating and multidisciplinary program and will provide the ideal forum to stimulate ideas, share expertise, initiate intense discussions and extend networking opportunities.
The Summit is under the patronage and supervision of Ministries of Health Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. The global summit brings together global leaders & Medial professional under once single platform.
Chief Executive Officer, She Chooses to Live Initiative
Dr. Jane Wakahe Biography and Profile
Dr Jane Wakahe(Jane KagureWakahe) was born on 04th October 1952. She is an obstetrician/ gynaecologist, philanthropist and reproductive wellness coach.
Dr. Jane Wakahe Early Life
She was born and raised in Othaya, Nyeri County, she has one sister and four brothers. She has been a medical practitioner who has ran a private practice for more than 30 years. She is also a philanthropist that has run free medical camp’s in Nyeri county. She has also audited hospitals throughout the country for Gender-based Violence and in Kisumu county for facility based maternal and neonatal mortality.
Dr. Jane WakaheMedical Career
Dr. Jane WakaheEducation
Thesis Topic: Baseline Survey of Hospitals Preparedness to Provide Medical and Psychosocial care for Gender Based Violence Survivors in Kenya. This was an sought to find the Gaps in the comprehensive care of survivors and Suggest Recommendations for policy both at institutional level and Government level.
Received training on minimal access / invasive surgery
2006: Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Training
Awarded an ALSO Certificate having completed a two-day intensive course under the American Academy of Family Physicians
Receiving continuous medical education lectures in obstetrics and gynecology in various hospitals and seminars.
Post Graduate Studies, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kenyatta National Hospital, Awarded M.Ed. Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Jane WakahePublication
Thesis for Master of Public Health Baseline Survey of Hospitals Preparedness to Provide Medical and Psychosocial care for Gender Based Violence Survivors in Kenya.
Thesis for Medicine Program: Baseline Menstrual Blood Loss in Kenyan Women. This was an attempt to establish the normal amount of blood loss per woman in Kenya. Data was collected from various university students, nurses and nuns for a period of 4 months. Data collection, laboratory work and written research took a period of 6 months.
Eclampsia in Kenyatta National Hospital: Retrospective study of the geographic distribution and maternal outcome of patients with Eclampsia in Kenyatta National Hospital over a period of 10 years. Results were used to propose better management of handling the condition in our local setup.
Management Report of Special Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Report personally managed and challenging cases in 10 different gynecological emergencies and in 10 different obstetrical emergencies.
Dr. Jane Wakahe Private Practice
Dr. Jane Wakahe has been running her own private practice for the last thirty years. She has treated more than fifteen thousand patients. She has successfully delivered more than ten thousand babies.
Her thirty years of private practice have allowed her to acquire wealth of knowledge in matters infertility, contraception, breast and cervical cancer, pregnancy, menopause, and reproductive health in general.
Dr. Jane WakaheShe Chooses to Live Initiative
She is setting up an organization called, She Chooses to Live Initiative. One of its burden is to reduce the number of women suffering and dying from cervical and breast cancer in Kenya by informing women to get screened and examined for these ailments. The goal of this initiative is to drastically reduce the suffering and death of women from Cervical and Breast Cancer in Kenya through creating awareness and screening.
Every year more than 3,000 women die of cervical cancer in Kenya. This disease is almost 100% preventable meaning no woman need ever die from this disease. It has been shown that it takes close to ten years for HPV infection to become full blown cancer. If women were to be screened annually in Kenya, there would probably be very few deaths from cervical cancer in the country.
She aims to creating awareness to at least 3,000 women in the next one year on cervical and breast cancer. stressing the importance of annual screening, screen at least 600 women throughout Kenya in the next one year, carry out at least 12 successful medical camps where women will be informed and screened for both cervical and breast cancer throughout Kenya.
Dr. Jane WakaheCoaching
In the ten years Dr. Jane Wakahe has been coaching in churches and corporatesshe been providing guidance to:
Dr. Jane Wakahe Husband, Family and Children
She is a proud mother to three grown up children and a grandmother of two and is praying for many more.
For More Information:
Dr. Jane Wakahe
Tel: 0722 510 728
Chief Executive Officer, Gift Global Initiative
Passionate about public service and with over a decade of leadership experience in International Human Rights, Humanitarian Relief, Children’s Rights, Manna Dabholkar is the Chief Executive Officer of Gift Global Initiative, a global non-profit charitable organization that provides Humanitarian Aid and Economic Development in Asia, Africa, South, Central and North America. Manna spearheaded Operations for the American Red Cross in Southern California as the Director of Regional Operations. During the same time, she also served as the Red Cross Managing Director of Round It Up America® (RIUA) – a partnership between the American Red Cross and RIUA, a nonprofit initiative by leaders in the restaurant industry. As the Global Goodwill Ambassador for the United States, she considers herself blessed and grateful for the opportunity to serve socially disadvantaged families and children across the globe. Under her leadership, GIFT servesat risk children who live in some of the poorest areas of the planet and often fall victim to sex trafficking, physical and emotional abuse, psychosocial distress, sexual harm, exploitation, violence, drugs and neglect. She believes that strengthening of the family unit allows the children to have a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. With her expertise in Human Rights Law and Non-Profit Management she considers it her honor to be able to serve children, share their stories and raise awareness about preventive measures to stop abuse of children, men and women.
Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Medical Association
Dr. Elizabeth is a medical doctor and an MBA-Healthcare management graduate with over 6 years of experience in clinical practice in both public and private sector,an all-round individual withexperience in banking,healthcare management,clinical teaching,research and project management.
Currently working as Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Medical Association whose championing welfare of doctors and quality health in Kenya,actively partnering with government and non- government actors to improve health delivery in Kenya.
Have 4 years of experience in Kenya Medical Training college in a senior position training clinical officers in Kenya.
Serving as honorary treasurer-Nairobi Division,convener-Young Doctors Network and member of the National Governing council in Kenya Medical Association,she has gathered experience in health policy and advocacy,financial management, strategy development,conference planning and human resource management
Former Technical Advisor, MOH Djibouti
Dr. Uma Nambiar, a Senior Neurosurgeon and healthcare administrator, is an international healthcare consultant over 30 years of experience in the industry. Former technical advisor to the Minister of Health in Djibouti, Currently she is working on projects in Botswana and India in commissioning assistance to hospitals and as an advisor and mentor to startups in healthcare IT sector.
In her long career in the healthcare industry, she has held teaching assignments in Neurosurgery as well as Healthcare Administration. She has held positions as CEO in leading Corporate hospitals in India. As an Advisor to the Health Minister of Djibouti, she played a key role in implementation of UHC in djibouti. She has been a lead assessor and trainer for NABH, the body for accreditation of Healthcare services in India. She also serves on the board of Hemas Hospitals, a leading healthcare organisation in Srilanka. She is also actively engaged as Executive Diretor, Genesis Hospital, Kannur, Kerala, India.