About Kenya Medical Association

Our History

Kenya Medical Association (KMA) was founded in 1968 and incorporated in 1973 under the Company’s Act Cap 486 as a company limited by guarantee. Its mandate was originally concentrated on the welfare of doctors as well as safeguarding of professionalism and quality of healthcare. Over the years though, the Association has grown in stature and scope into a high profile player and partner in many sectors of national development, at policy level as well as in operation of services directly and indirectly related to health.

The Kenya Medical Association is a national association of doctors and dentists and is mandated by its members to promote the quality practice of medicine in Kenya. KMA holds a strategic position in health sector policy by being in membership of national decision making boards for the practice of medicine and the protection of patients in Kenya. KMA is using its national professional reach as the only sector player where professionals can bring their input for personnel matters.


Our Objectives

  • To promote the practice of medicine in Kenya
  • To uphold high standards of medical ethics and conduct
  • To advise the Government, other medical bodies and the general public on matters related to health
  • To promote the welfare of doctors
  • To maintain the honor and interests of the medical profession
  • To support Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through periodic publications, seminars and scientific conferences
  • To liaise with other medical associations around the world

The Kenya Medical Association is a professional Association bringing together registered medical
practitioners and dentists in Kenya.

Our Vision

To be Leaders in engaging Medical Practitioners and Voice for provision of highest standards of Healthcare in Kenya and beyond

Our Mission

Championing for the welfare of Doctors and Quality Healthcare in Kenya

Our Strategic Plan and Partnerships

  • Strengthening and establishing internal systems and structures, including financial and human resources management; governance; monitoring & evaluation; and information communication & technology (ICT).
  • Strengthening its financial base through prudent financial management including by saving and investment of available funds towards self sustainability.
  • Enhancing the KMA corporate image and public relations (PR) through marketing to enable it influence action on its members’ concerns and national health.
  • Increasing Membership through products innovation including new activities of direct interest to members and public education.
  • Improving quality of health care services to the public.
  • Partnership with Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC) for the promotion of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and accreditation of doctors.
  • Partnership with International and National Pharmaceutical Companies, and Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK) to ensure safe manufacture and distribution of drugs.
  • Collaboration with Kenya’s Ministry of Health for provision of curative, rehabilitative, preventive and promotive health care as well as prevention of disease.
  • Collaboration with Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) and Human Rights groups for advocacy for human and health rights.
  • Partnership with Universities, Medical schools and other institutions of higher learning for education and training of medical doctors and other health professionals as well as research in various health issues.
  • KMA has strong linkages and presence in Kenya’s communities and members of the association hold regular free medical camps as well as outreach medical services in both rural and urban communities.
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