Standard Digital: Medic whose Academic Prowess Put Kenya on the Map

By Brigid Chemweno

NAIROBI: When Dr Peter Cherutich was awarded the 2015 Gilbert S. Omenn Award for Academic Excellence at the University of Washington School of Public Health, he put Kenya on the map for his academic prowess and received a standing ovation after delivering his acceptance speech.

The Deputy Director of Medical Services at the Ministry of Health was undertaking the Doctoral Programme in Global Health: Metrics and Implementation Science at the US based university and he emerged as the sole recipient of the doctorate degree.