Faculty - CHSS
Dr. Abel Nyakiongora holds a Master of Public Health (MPH)-Management of Health Systems and Services from Maseno University as well as a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from Nairobi University. He has wide ranging experience in the Health Sector having worked as a Medical Officer, a District Medical Officer of Health and later at the Ministry of Health in the areas of Health Policy, Standards, Quality and regulation. He has been involved in capacity building through part time teaching at the Kenya School of Government. He has a passion for in health research and has been a co-investigator in a number of research projects to improve on evidence based decision making.
Ms. Lucy Nina Ichung’wah is a management systems professional and a consultant in; Records & Archives Management, Digital Contents Management, Knowledge Management and E-Learning with over ten (10) years’ experience. She has a specialty mainly in Vital Records control, Disaster mitigation & risk assessment, Management of electronic records, documentation management and control, development, design and implementation of information, E-learning and Knowledge Management systems. She is a Trainer and Consultant with AMREF Directorate of Capacity Building, ACADRI and Kenyatta University. She holds an Honours degree in Information Sciences as well as a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Information Studies from University of South Africa (UNISA).
PhD (J’burg), MBA (Nairobi), B.Ed. (Moi), CIPS (UK)
Dr Mageto holds a PhD in Logistics Management from the University of Johannesburg. He has over nine years of research and university teaching in operations, logistics and supply chain management. He successfully facilitated curriculum review and development of the e-learning materials for healthcare logistics management module in the African Health Leadership and Management Network workshop in collaboration with AMREF and JICA. He has also facilitated Healthcare Operations Management module in the MDI program at AMREF since 2014 in the Eastern Africa region. In addition, he developed case studies in healthcare supply chain management to aid in the training of healthcare professionals in East, Central and West Africa for the leadership, management and governance for health systems strengthening program. His current research interests include healthcare supply chain management integration and application of ICT to improve healthcare operations. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and Researcher of logistics and supply chain management at the University of Johannesburg, Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management.
Ms. Margaret Karangatha is the Executive Director of The Lead Consortium Ltd. Over the last 25 years, she has been consulting in Kenya and in many African countries. She is an Executive Coach and mentor, and a Facilitator/ Organizational Development Consultant in disciplines such as Health Care Industry, Publishing, Engineering, Real Estate, Educational Institutions, and Floriculture among others. Her passion to “Grow people for effectiveness, fruitfulness and satisfaction” is the sole motivation that has seen her coaching and training staff at Amref Health Africa, Africa Population And Health Research Centre (APHRC), Kenol Kobil, Abba and Wandu Engineers, Afriscan Kenya Limited among others. She participated in the development of curriculum and training materials for Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) for Africa and is currently part of a Team developing a curriculum and training materials for Surgical Health Sub-sector in Kenya. She specializes in Organizational Planning, Leadership and Human Resource Management and Finance for Finance and Non Finance Managers. She is a Co-Founder and Director of M&D Homes, M&D Bygg and M&D International. She worked as a Management Coordinator for United Bible Societies overseeing work in over 34 Countries in Africa for 15 years. She is an Associate Consultant with AMREF, CORAT and Kenya Institute of Management (KIM). Margaret holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting Option) from the University of Nairobi, a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA, Strategic Management) from United States International University and is a Certified Public Accountant – Kenya (CPAK). She has served in several Boards and is currently the Board Chairman of The Navigators Economic Transformation Facility (EPTF) and the Regional Treasurer of Scripture Union Africa. Margaret spends her free time developing relationships with family and friends, and leaders for the church through the Leadership Development Program (LDP).
MBA (Project Management); B.Ed (Mathematics, Business Studies)
Mr Sunguti is Senior Lecturer – Public Financial Management and Project management at the Kenya School of Government – Nairobi Campus from 2008- to date. He is a Trainer, Researcher and Consultant in public financial management, budgeting and budgeting process, PFM Implementation, control and Reporting, public procurement management, Programme Based Budgeting PBB), Training of Trainers (TOT), public policy, strategic planning, Public Project Planning and Management, Leadership and Integrity, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Risk management, leadership, governance, public sector reforms that are involved with the re-engineering of IFMIS, performance management systems, performance management, performance appraisal systems, public participation, Kenya Vision 2030,Training Needs Assessment, Improvement in Public Service Delivery, County Government Management, business information systems, institutional capacity assessment, market research, development e-Learning systems, ISO Certification documentation and implementation, business innovations, advisory services to national and county government, project proposal writing, fundraising, Management consultancy and research in public sector.
Dr Peter Kithuka is an expert in health systems management with experience spanning over 20 years in health management, training and consulting. He previously served in the Ministry of Health, Kenya as a Health Administrator and worked in various stations including Thika Hospital, Kenya Expanded Programme of Immunization, Coast Provincial General Hospital. He is currently a fulltime lecturer at Kenyatta University, Department of Health Management and Informatics where he teaches health economics, policy and planning, quality management and hospital administration. He has consulted for various organizations including USAID, AMREF Health Africa, Catholic Relief Services, Nigeria, College of Ophthalmologists of East Central and Southern Africa (COESCA), Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), West Pokot County, Embu County, Norwegian Peoples Aid, Fred Hollows Foundation, Karatina University, St. Pauls University among others. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Health Systems Management.
Prof. Charles MAYAKA is a consultant in business management and an Adjunct faculty at Daystar University. He is the faculty coordinator for AMREF Health Africa MDI and MDI-LMA Programs. He holds directorship positions in various organizations including Palmy Enterprises Limited, Kenya Values Trust and Interconsumer Products Limited.
Prof. Mayaka has held various leadership positions since the 90s; to mention a few: Head of Business Administration Department (Kenyatta University), Coordinator Management and Marketing Programs at USIU; Manager for the Case Development Project (sponsored by IFC and Global Business School Network (GBSN)) and Director Centre for Executive and Entrepreneurial Development at the United States International University (USIU).
Prof. David Wangombe has lectured accounting and finance both at university and tertiary level for over 20 years. He is a BA (Hons) and MBA graduate of the University of Nairobi, and a PhD, Strathmore University. He is a Professor of accounting at Strathmore University and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya.
Professor Wangombe has worked with the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) and was involved in the development of a collaborative Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) curriculum. Under the PASGR, Professor Wangombe trained and mentored 12 African universities on how to use case methodology in teaching MRPP. He also trained 65 Deans and 25 Vice-Chancellors of Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) which is a member–based consortium of 66 Universities in 26 countries in Africa. He is currently involved in the developing and piloting a curriculum for the Partnership for Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PEDAL) which seeks to improve faculty teaching skills.
Dr. Nzomo Mwita is a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant/Trainer, as well as the Technical Director for KATHIKA - Monitoring & Evaluation Service. He is a Social Scientist with specialty in Monitoring and Evaluation and Health Systems Management. He has experience ranging over 26 years in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Health Systems Management, Training Design and Management, and Primary Healthcare and Community Based Healthcare (PHC/CBHC) Programming. Previously, Dr. Mwita worked as the Global Director for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Regional Director for MDI in Eastern Africa, Deputy Director for Capacity Building, Training Technical Specialist, Regional Training Coordinator, PHC/CBHC Training Coordinator, Project Manager for Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) project and Programme Sociologist/Trainer, at Amref Health Africa. He also worked as a Training and Development Advisor for MS-Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC) based in Arusha-Tanzania. He founded the 4-week M&E training course in 1999, which has trained over 5,000 people in Africa. He holds a PhD in Public Health/M&E from Kenyatta University in Kenya, MSc. In Community Health and Health Management from University of Heidelberg in Germany, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Kenyatta University.