Leadership Profiles

Dr. Jemima Kamano

Assistant Program Manager for AMPATH Chronic Disease Management

Dr. KamanoDr. Kamano grew up in Nakuru, Kenya and attended Nairobi University. She decided to pursue medicine because of the career talks she was exposed to in her third year of high school and also because she grew up watching the television show ER. For 2 years she worked as the Chief Medical Officer at AMPATH and oversaw a large number of the rural clinics. After leaving to complete her post-graduate work in Nairobi, she returned to Eldoret in 2009 and was appointed to her current position in 2011. She has seen remarkable improvement in care delivery at the lower level but can often be frustrated by inconsistent drug supply and the challenge of dealing with social issues. Dr. Kamano spends about half of her time on the hospital wards. Her husband is a surgeon and they have a three year old son.