Dr. Walter Obita is currently the Chief Operating Officer of HealthStore East Africa and also the Managing Director of Sustainable Healthcare Foundation.
Dr. Obita has trained in Healthcare Management and Leadership at Massachusetts General Hospital; attended Leadership and Management training at the University of Washington; took courses in Healthcare Management and Basics in Health Economics through the World Bank Educational Institute for Development.
His experience includes being a medical doctor practicing at Machakos Level V Hospital; a District Medical Officer of Health in Hamisi District; a practicing doctor at AAR clinics in Nairobi and Kisumu; a Health Centre Manager with AAR in Eldoret; a General Manager at Sagam Hospital in Western Kenya; and a Managing Partner at Afri Health Consulting.
Dr. Obita is a member of the Kenya Medical Association and Kenya Healthcare Federation’s Healthcare Financing Committee. In addition, he serves as a board member in various healthcare institutions.
Dr. Obita holds a Bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery (MBCh.B) form University of Nairobi and is an MBA candidate with over 10 years’ experience in the healthcare industry.