Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Dr. Ibrahim M. Mohamed, CBS is a Public Health Physician with over 30 years experience in the public sector, of which, 26 years were gained in the health Sector.

Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed, CBS_ Principal Secretary.

He was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta  as the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forestry on 1st March, 2019.

Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Ibrahim was the Principal Secretary for State department of Labour and Social Protection, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection. Previously, he served as the Principal Secretary in the Ministries of Mining, Commerce and Tourism.

During his tenure in the Ministry of Mining, he spearheaded the formulation and operationalization of the Mining Act, 2016 and while in Commerce and Tourism, he headed the Taskforce on Tourism Recovery Strategy. The two policy documents are currently being implemented.

In 2014, Dr. Mohamed was awarded the African Leadership Award for Excellence in Promoting Tourism and Commerce and for his immense contribution to the Sectors.

Dr. Mohamed  has a wealth of experience gained from a lengthy engagement in the Public Sector and working with the Development Partners and Non-Governmental Organizations.

He was the head of the National AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections Control Program (NASCOP) in the Ministry of Health for nine years. During his tenure at the helm of NASCOP, he spearheaded implementation of the Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan saw the scale-up of HIV/AIDS interventions and the improvement of HIV indicators in Kenya.

Dr. Mohamed also oversaw the improvement in HIV/AIDS treatment in Kenya that resulted in over 600,000 patients accessing anti-retroviral treatment. During this period, he also led a team in the establishment of the Global Fund and the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Fund to Kenya, a development which has contributed immensely to the transformation of the Health Sector.

He was previously responsible for the management and evaluation of the National HIV/AIDS surveillance to ensure efficient monitoring and assessment of HIV/AIDS trends. He was the Principal Investigator of the first ever Kenya AIDS Indicators Survey (KAIS) in 2007. The findings of that survey gave insights into the understanding of the Kenya HIV/AIDS epidemic and subsequently, informed the development of the Kenya AIDS Strategic Plan III.

As Head; NASCOP, he was also involved in monitoring of early warning indicators as well as HIV resistance survey studies, setting up of the Electronic Medical recording systems for HIV/AIDS patients Monitoring, STI Management, TB&HIV integration, and was involved in quality improvement in HIV/AIDS treatment outcome indicators.

Dr. Ibrahim holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Degree, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Boston University. He also holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Copenhagen Business School in partnership with Inorero University.

Dr. Ibrahim is a registered member of both Kenya Medical Association (KMA) and Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB).


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