Dr. Esther Ogara
Founding Head eHealth & Continuing Professional Development, Ministry of Medical Services
Dr. Esther Ogara studied Human Medicine at the Moscow 2nd Medical School and obtained her degree in Medicine. She has been working with the Ministry of Health, Kenya in various fields of health for the last 20 years. In 1996 she was awarded a World Bank Scholarship to study Public Health Medicine at the University of Wales, College of Medicine and obtained diploma in Public Health. Esther is currently undertaking a dual course for Masters and PhD in Public Health. She has also attended a training course on Adolescent Reproductive Health at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. Apart from these, Esther has also had Continuing Professional Development through short courses trainings and has obtained many certificates in the areas of Quality Management in International Health, Monitoring & Evaluation, Scientific Report writing, Health Systems Management, consulting skills on HIV/AIDS, Strategic Communication and Advocacy for Adolescent Reproductive Health, Information Education & Communication Material Development and training on Burden of Disease and Cost Effectiveness Analysis. Expert in use of ICTs in health service delivery; HIV & AIDS prevention and Care for young people in urban poor and other marginalized people; Malaria prevention and treatment; Provision of safe motherhood and child survival services. HMIS in health facilities; Needs Assessments, e-Readiness Assessment, Capacity building, development of Information, Education and Communication strategy and materials, Planning and Policy development, programme designing and Monitoring and Evaluation. Dr. Ogara is now the Head of the eHealth Division for the Ministry of Medical Services- Kenya.
e-Health Policy Environment in African Countries