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Dr Mercy Mwangangi Biography and Background

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Dr. Mercy Mwangangi

Dr Mercy Mwangangi is the Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Health in Kenya. She graduated with a Master of Health Economics and Policy from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2015 and thereafter got an appointment to work Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) of the Ministry of Health in Kenya.

How She Became Famous in Kenya

Kenyans have been talking about the Health Ministry’s Chief Administrative Secretary since she updated the nation on the number of confirmed coronavirus cases.

Netizens have since been praising Dr. Mercy Mwangangi for her beauty and brains on social media platforms. Some considered her media briefing as a breath of fresh air compared to those of Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.

The CAS is now the new fan-favorite replacing Chiloba who was cherished during the 2017 General Elections.

Education Information

Born in Machakos in 1986, Mwangangi went to Pangani Girls, Nairobi, for her high school education, and then went on to graduate from the University of Nairobi in 2009 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

She joined the Machakos Level 5 Hospital for a one-year internship. There were five intern doctors at the hospital, and Mwangangi spent her time there by patients’ bedsides or in the theatre, only dashing to intern quarters to catch a breath and change before doing everything all over again.

Her first posting was in Meru South, and it was not exactly what she had expected. Mwangangi had expected to continue working with patients. Instead, she found herself in the public health department.

Her father, who she describes as her greatest cheerleader, encouraged her to take up the posting.

It was at Meru South – currently Tharaka-Nithi County – where the young doctor began her career in the public health sector. Her first order of business was a meeting with the District Health Management Team (DHMT).

Dr Mercy Mwangangi Husband

Based on our in-depth research and comments from her mother, Mercy Mwangangi has no husband, she’s not married.

“My mother says I’m married to my work,” she says.

Her mother could be right. The firstborn of two children, with a 10-year age gap between her and her younger brother, seems to be in no hurry to settle down.

Dr Mercy Mwangangi Career Information

Dr Mercy Mwangangi was one of the CASs who was appointed other youth members by President Uhuru Kenyatta. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Health Economics and Policy from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2015.

She was appointed Head of Health Financing & Health Economics at the Ministry of Health. This was before she was appointed as a CAS.

Dr. Mercy also serves as a joint secretary in the taskforce on Universal Health Coverage, one of the pillars of Jubilee’s Big 4 Agenda.

She is also a member of African Women in Leadership Network (WILN), a forum that offers female alumni a platform to engage in discussions on issues affecting women and to share valuable insights for the advancement of African women.

Dr. Mercy Mwangangi

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Stuff You Need To Remember About Dr Mercy Mwangangi

Dr Mercy Mwangangi is a Medical officer at the Ministry of Health in Kenya.

Dr. Mercy Mwangangi is the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) of the Ministry of Health in Kenya.

Dr Mercy Mwangangi graduated with a Master of Health Economics and Policy from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2015.

She received the Australian Leadership Award, a supplementary fellowship offered to applicants who demonstrate leadership skills and the potential to influence development outcomes in their home country.

Dr. Mwangangi worked with the Ministry of Health in Kenya as the Head of Health Financing and Health Economics.

She is also a member of African Women in Leadership Network (WILN), a forum that offers Australia Awards female alumni a platform to engage in discussions on issues affecting women and to share valuable insights for the advancement of African women.

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