alexa Kenya Medical Association

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Kenya Medical Association

Kenya Medical Association (KMA) is a voluntary membership organization open to all medical and dental practitioners registered in the Republic of Kenya. The Association currently has over 2,000 members countrywide. The Kenya Medical Association (KMA) was founded in 1968 and incorporated in 1973 under the Company’s Act Cap 486 as a company limited by guarantee. Its mandate was originally concentrated on the welfare of doctors as well as safeguarding of professionalism and quality of healthcare. Over the years though, the Association has grown in stature and scope into a high profile player and partner in many sectors of national development, at policy level as well as in operation of services directly and indirectly related to health.The Kenya Medical Association is a national association of doctors and dentists and is mandated by its members to promote the quality practice of medicine in Kenya. KMA holds a strategic position in health sector policy by being in membership of national decision-making boards for the practice of medicine and the protection of patients in Kenya. KMA is using its national professional reach as the only sector player where professionals can bring their input for personnel matters. The day-to-day running of KMA is vested under a National Executive Committee (NEC) which consists of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, AssistantSecretary and Treasurer, all elected biannually by the Association’s registered members. The KMA Secretariat is housed in the Association’s headquarters, situated within the city of Nairobi. The Secretariat is the “engine” of the organization and has about ten (10) employees.KMA runs most of its activities through thematic standing committees. The National Governing Council (NGC) is the decision making body which administers the affairs of KMA in accordance with the Association’s Memorandum of Association and Articles. Currently, the NGC of KMA meets quarterly.Any registered medical practitioner in Kenya is eligible to join KMA. KMA has over 1500 registered members of various specialties. Members are required to renew their membership by paying an annual subscription fee of KSh 5,000. To ensure that KMA meets its mandate to the satisfaction of its members and the general public, the Association has strategic plan to clearly define its purpose and to implement a structured system for carrying out and evaluating the success of its activities.

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The following is the list of scholars from Kenya Medical Association who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences