Dr. Rashid A. Aman is the Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Kenya. He brings with him vast experience in scientific research, leadership and management. He is currently the Chairman of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO and a Council member of the Taita Taveta University. He has served as Director on the Boards of several institutions including KEMRI and the National Museums of Kenya. He is an Honorary Research Professor at Strathmore University and a Senior Research Affiliate at the National Museums of Kenya.
Dr. Aman holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nairobi and a PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of California at San Francisco. Hedida Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California in the USA(1985-1988) after which he joined the National Cancer Institute of the NIH at Frederick in Maryland in the USA as a Fogarty Visiting Associate(1988–1990).
Dr. Aman joined the National Museums of Kenya in 1990 where he has served in various positions for over 15years.By the time he left the National Museums of Kenya in 2003, he had risen to the position of Deputy Director in charge of research leaving behind a strong track record of institutional and human capital development in the applications of molecular genetics in the study of infectious agents and the diversity of life.
His past and present research interests and engagements span various fields including Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Molecular Genetics, Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Drug Policy, Management and Regulation, Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Trials.
Panelists Director General for Health – Dr. John Masasabi CEO, Council of Governors – Jacqueline Mogeni WHO Kenya Country Representative – Dr. Rudi Eggers Principal Secretary – Susan N. Mochache Chief Administrative Secretary, Health – Dr. Rashid Aman Cabinet Secretary for Health – Hon. Sicily K. Kariuki