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Sam Thenya


Dr. Sam Thenya is the Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of The Nairobi Women’s Hospital (NWH), Gender Violence Recovery Centre (GVRC) and The Nairobi Women’s Hospital College (NWH College). He also leads ITT’s Universal Clinics Project in Kenya and East Africa.

The Nairobi Women’s Hospital is the largest private for profit hospital in East and Central Africa with a 273 bed capacity. GVRC is the charitable trust of NWH and offers free medical and psychosocial treatment to survivors of Gender Based Violence. NWH College delivers competent graduates for the Health Sector.

Dr. Thenya holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBchB) and Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Nairobi, Executive Master of Science in Organizational Development (EMOD) from United States of International University (USIU). Most recently he completed an Executive Programme on the Role of Public Policy in Private Sector Development at the Strathmore Business School.

Dr. Thenya serves on ITT’s Board of Directors.