Women have made significant contributions to science from the earliest times.
Historians with an interest in gender and science have illuminated the scientific endeavors and accomplishments of women, the barriers they have faced, and the strategies implemented to have their work reviewed and accepted in major scientific journals and other publications.
On 11th February, the world marked International Day of Women and Girls in Science, in celebration of the women contribution in the world of science and call for actions to remove all barriers that hold them back.
Despite all these efforts and even as the fourth industrial revolution starts, women still have less than two-third of the economic opportunity than men have. Fast forward to the future, research shows that jobs of the future will be driven by technology and innovation, and if the gender divide in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is not bridged soon, the overall gender gap is likely to widen.
In celebration of women in science we will have our After-Office Hours hosted by one of the few women making great impact in the world of science. She is among the few Anesthiologists that we have in the country and currently the Medical Director of Kenya Red Cross’s Emergency Plus Medical Services (E-Plus).
Join us for our next After Office Hours with Dr. Muthoni Ntonjira, on March 7th 2019 from 6pm at our new Nairobi Garage // Karen location situated at Watermark Business Park off Ndege Road. Dr. Muthoni Ntonjira will walk us through her journey as a woman in the world of science and also share her experience as a woman in leadership.
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About the speaker
Dr. Muthoni Ntonjira is Medical Director of Kenya Red Cross’s Emergency Plus Medical Services (E-Plus). She oversees developing and implementing medical protocols under which the Emergency Medical Services functions and also oversees concurrent medical direction.
In addition, she provides the essential medical leadership and system oversight for E- Plus. She is also in charge of training programs for Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), additionally ensuring the appropriateness of initial qualifications of out-of hospital employees involved in patient care are adhered to and maintained on an ongoing basis through education, testing, and credentialing as the authorities have determined.
She has been featured in a number of high level panel interviews in various top tier media outlets discussing the importance of emergency services.
Dr. Muthoni is a holder of a Master of Medicine in Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Nairobi, School of Medicine. She is also an American College of Surgeon’s (ACS) accredited Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) instructor and course co-director as well as a Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support course director.
She first served as a Medical Officer –in-charge at Ngong Sub-District Hospital then worked as the Consultant Anesthesiologist at Chuka County Hospital. She has also worked as an intensivist at both Aga Khan University Hospital and Mater Hospital intensive care units. She has served as an Emergency Flight Physician at AMREF Flying Doctors. Dr. Muthoni is the Treasurer of the Kenya Society of Anesthesiologists and a member of the Critical Care Society of Kenya.
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