Dr Salome Wambui Ngata has a background in Medicine and Surgery with specialisation in public health and additional training in health business administration. She has 25 years’ experience in clinical work, health programmes, research and development. Dr Ngata has amassed extensive experience in reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health, HIV and AIDS, non-communicable diseases especially diabetes and hypertension, health systems strengthening, quality management in health, health information systems, data management, knowledge management, hospital management, curriculum development and training, and monitoring and evaluation among other areas.
Dr Ngata has worked in several hospitals as a General Practitioner and supported the health sectors in Kenya, South Sudan and Sierra Leone through various organisations including USAID and DFID-funded projects, German International Cooperation (GIZ), Médecins Sans Frontières, Africa Medical and Research Foundation, Malteser International, and others. In South Sudan, Dr Ngata has been working on the DFID-funded Health Pooled Fund (HPF) as a Monitoring and Support Consultant where she has been in charge of monitoring and supporting HPF contracted implementing partners, the Ministry of Health, faith-based institutions, hospitals and primary health care facilities for provision of essential health services, especially reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health as well as institutional strengthening, governance and community empowerment.
Dr Ngata holds a Master of Public Health from Moi University, Kenya, a Master of Health Business Administration from the University of Applied Services, Neu Ulm, Germany, an MA in Gender and Development from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She is fluent in English and Kiswahili.