Dr. Elizabeth Gitau-Maina

Dr. Elizabeth Gitau-Maina

    Dr. Elizabeth Gitau-Maina is a medical doctor (UON) with an MBA-Healthcare management degree from the Strathmore Business School. She has over 7years’ experience in clinical practice in both public and private health sector. She is the immediate past Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Medical Association whose role is championing welfare of doctors and quality health in Kenya, actively partnering with government and non-government actors to in health policy formulation and implementation. Dr. Maina is a former lecturer at the Kenya Medical Training college in a senior position training clinical officers in Kenya.

    she is an alumni of the prestigious German Academic Exchange programme (DAAD) and Equity Leadership program alumni.

    Dr. Maina is an entrepreneur currently running Equity Afia Medical centre – Upperhill where she hopes to transform the lives of Kenyans through provision of quality affordable services. At EQA UpperHill, she hopes to extend care with dignity and warmth.

    She is passionate about enhancing access to health services to all Kenyans, a dream that led her to pursue medicine and further health management to influence policy and practice in the health sector. She envisions a Kenya where healthcare is accessible and affordable to all Kenyans without driving anyone into poverty.


    She actively participates in the Kenya Medical association and has served various positions including chairing the Young Doctors Network which promotes mentorship and leadership capacity building at the association. She is the current Assistant secretary General at KMA.

    Among other achievements, she delivered the first collaborative project with other health professional associations to offer training and psychosocial support among health workers.


    She is currently serving in the technical working group of the health committee of the Kenya COVID fund. This TWG has supported the Kenya COVID Fund in provision of PPE to health workers, training, and psychosocial support. She participated in technical evaluation of PPEs which contributed to quality PPE being produced by local manufacturers