Meet Dr Joy Mugambi The Appointed Human Resource Advisory Council

Dr Joy Mugambi has landed a job in President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza administration. Mugambi was on Wednesday appointed by Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha Wafula as a member of the Kenya Health Human Resource Advisory Council (KHHRAC).

The Nakuru County Deputy Director of Health Administration and Planning was nominated for the post by the Council of Governors (CoG).

Mugambi is the Chair Kenya Association of Family Physicians and the Vice President Commonwealth Medical Association.

Dr. Francis Wafula, Rosemary Njaramba, Joan Machayo, and Thomas Mweu Kasoa will serve with Mugambi in the KHHRAC.

Mugambi scored a grade C (plain) in her KCSE but that did not deter her dream of studying medicine and it took her 11 years to become a medical doctor.

“I started with a diploma in clinical medicine, which took three years. After that, I worked for two years in Kiambu District Hospital and a year at Marie Stopes, Kenya. Afterward, I traveled to Tanzania to study for my degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, which took six years,” Dr Joy Mugambi said in a past interview with the Daily Nation.

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After her graduation in 2005 from International Medical and Technological University in Dar-es-Salaam, Dr Joy Mugambi returned to Kenya and sat the medical board exam, which she passed.

She was posted to do her internship at Nakuru County Referral Hospital and when she completed her internship, she stayed at the hospital for the stipulated three years.

Later Mugambi applied for her Master’s in family medicine at Moi University becoming among the first graduates in the new specialty program that had started at the institution.

“I got lucky to be partially sponsored by the government for my Master’s in Family Medicine, which took four years, but only because I took maternity leave in between,” Dr Joy Mugambi said.

The doctor advises people not to give up on their dreams because of their poor grades saying she has proved that one can become all that they want with commitment and hard work.

“Don’t let your grades hinder you from your passion because failing is not the end, rather, the beginning. Start small and finish big, your efforts will always yield good fruit if you put your heart to it,” Dr Joy Mugambi said.

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