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Meet Kenyan Doctor Who Founded Nairobi Women's Hospital And Why

His name is Sam Thenya. He was born in 1968 in Nyakihai, Murang’a county. His dream was to become a pilot but he ended up becoming a doctor He holds a bachelor's degree in Medicine from University of Nairobi.He us also an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, coach and mentor to many budding entrepreneurs. He offers guidance to a number of upcoming entrepreneurs and helps some of them by investing in their businesses or helping them raise funds by debt or equity. He also owns a mall in Kilimani. 

He founded Nairobi Women's Hospital due to the need to address the many cases of GBV. Meeting a woman who had been a victim of gang rape touched him deeply. This made him think of establishing a center where women who are victims of abuse are treated for free. He pitched the idea to his employer who rejected it and told him to open his own hospital and take the idea there. This triggered his decision to open the hospital at the age 31, breaking away from formal employment to start his own private hospital.

In 2009, he bought Masaba hospital in Adams Arcade and that became the second branch of Nairobi Hospital. The hospital has grown to include the Nairobi Women’s Hospital College established in 2008. The college was approved by the Technical and Vocational Education and Authority of Kenya (TVETA). It was accredited in October 2011 by the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) to train nurses under the Kenya registered community development programs. It has so far trained over 300 health workers. He sold the Nairobi Women’s Hospital and stayed on as Director of Strategy. 


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