Dr Samuel Mwenda has served for the last 17 years as the General Secretary of the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) which is a national faith based organization of the Protestant Churches Health Facilities and programs from all over Kenya with a membership of 586 health facilities and programs and includes 16 Medical Training Colleges. In this position he is responsible for strategic leadership of CHAK secretariat, partnerships building, programs development, resource mobilization, advocacy and facilitation of the governance structures of CHAK. He is a member of several Health Sector Coordinating Structures for Faith Based Health Service Providers and Ministry of Health. He is a member of the UHC National Steering Committee in Kenya and chairs the Faith Based Health Services Coordinating Committee which is steering the development of a Partnership Framework between FBOs and MOH & County Governments.
At regional level he served as the founding coordinator for the Africa Christian Health Associations Platform (ACHAP) and continues to serve in the ACHAP Board. Prior to joining CHAK, he served for 6 years as the CEO of a 250 bed capacity Mission Hospital (Maua Methodist Hospital) in Meru County. He is currently also a member of Board of Directors for Mission for Essential Drugs (MEDS) a leading FBO Supply Chain Organization in Kenya, four Mission Hospitals in Kenya (Tenwek, Chogoria, Tumutumu and Maua Methodist) and the chair of the Institute for Family Medicine (INFAMED). He has also served as the Vice-Chair of the Global Fund CCM in Kenya, Board member of IMA WorldHealth (USA) and was the recipient of the Christian International Health Champion Award by CCIH (USA) in 2016. He is a medical doctor specialized in health systems management (MD, Msc). And he is passionate about building partnerships for health systems strengthening.