Dr. Ann Beatrice Kihara has been elected President International Obstetrics and Gynecologists Society.
Dr. Kihara, youngest President to ever head FIGO, is the 1st African woman to hold this position and 3rd woman globally to do so.
The inauguration ceremony for Dr. Kihara’s appointment will take place during the XXIV FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Paris 9-12, October 2023.
FIGO is a professional organization that brings together obstetrical and gynecological professional societies from 132 countries from around the globe.
Dr Kihara, a senior lecturer in the department, is a well-known champion of the highest standards of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all women who has previously held the positions of the president of the Kenya Obstetrical and Gynecological society (KOGS) and latest as the president, African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AFOG).
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology celebrated Dr. Kihara on her election and wished her well in her endeavors.
Dr. Kihara holds a master’s degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology (MMED) and Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Degree (MBChB) both from University of Nairobi. In addition to her professional qualifications, she is certified in research capacity for maternal, neonatal and child health policy, practice and in Operational Research.
She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as a Specialist Obstetrician Gynecologist at Kenyatta National Hospital Nairobi, Kenya.
Having worked for over 25 years’ professionally, she has held positions in various health institutions both at District and Provincial level as a Medical Officer in charge, prior to her teaching career that began in 2006 as a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and where she is currently a Senior Lecturer since 2013.