Edith Kwobah, MBChB, MMed

LMIC Fellow, VECD 2015-16

Home Institution: Moi University
Fellowship Site: Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya
Research Topic: HIV and Mental Health

Dr. Kwobah will spend her fellowship year at Moi University in Eldoret under the mentorship of Sylvestor Kimaiyo, MD. Her research will focus on HIV and mental health.

Dr. Kwobah graduated from Nairobi University with a degree in Medicine (MBChB) in 2007 and was awarded the best student in Psychiatry. She practiced as a medical officer for two years then joined Nairobi University for a Master of Medicine in Psychiatry, graduating in 2013. During her postgraduate studies, Dr. Kwobah was the chief resident and was awarded for her exemplary service. She practiced as a psychiatrist in Kakamega, rural western Kenya for ten months then joined Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. She is currently the head of the mental health department in the hospital. She is also an honorary lecturer for the Moi University School of Medicine. Dr. Kwobah’s career goal is to give the best care to patients and to contribute to science through research aimed at increasing accessibility of quality and affordable mental healthcare at the primary health care level in Kenya.

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