Meet the oncologists
Gynecologist Oncologist at JOOTRH
Dr. Gregory Ochieng Ganda is a renowned Gynecologist oncologist at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH). He currently runs the oncology clinic at the facility and also does his private practice at various private facilities in Kisumu including but not limited to the Bloom surgical center, Aga Khan hospital, Kisumu Specialist Hospital. He runs the gynecology oncology clinic at JOOTRH on Tuesdays and splits the rest of his time in the wards and in the theatre.
His work as a medical officer in remote areas in Voi, where women had bad obstetric outcomes led him to start the hot tea initiative (where women who had delivered were given hot tea and baby shawls as a motivation for hospital delivery), renovation and opening of the theater which led to his special recognition and Masters sponsorship. He went into Oncology after having met many patients with poor survival rates after lack of access to specialty care and wanted to make a difference.
His vision for the Kisumu County Cancer Alliance is to have a platform where all like-minded partners work together for the common good of the people of Kisumu to improve cancer outcomes by having an infrastructure for screening, early detection, and treatment to improve survival for cancer patients.
His hobbies involve being outdoors, traveling, hiking, and rock climbing.
Dr. Ganda has a Master of Medicine in Gynecology oncology from Makerere University and a fellowship in gynecology oncology from Moi University in collaboration with the University of Toronto. He previously worked at the Coast General hospital, Ngao district hospital, and Migori county hospital.
Consultant Physician & Medical Oncologist at JOOTRH
Dr. Angela McLigeyo is a consultant physician and medical oncologist. She currently practices at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital and lectures at the department of Clinical medicine at Maseno University. She runs the clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays at the JOOTRH Oncology clinic and does ward round in the other days.
Her personal experience after losing her daughter made her choose oncology as her area of expertise to improve oncology services in the country and make services more available in Kenya. She is a strong believer in the health systems, all pillars working together to improve the health of the society and improve patient experience.
Her dream for the Kisumu County Cancer Alliance is for the leadership of the county to improve the service delivery, patient advocacy, health financing to have a smoothly running health system that will eventually improve the health of the whole community.
In her free time she likes reading, learning new things, cooking, and traveling.
Dr.McLigeyo has a Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Oncology from University of Nairobi. She also has MSc in clinical oncology at the University of Ulm in Germany. Before relocating to Kisumu, she has worked as a physician at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi and the Kenyatta National Hospital.
Dr.Alfred Mayani is an exemplary Resident Consultant Oncologist at the Aga Khan Kisumu Hospital.He obtained his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Muhimbili College of Health Science, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and later pursued his Master of Medicine (MMED) in Clinical Oncology at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania.
He received his Fellowship training Certificate in Clinical Oncology at Yonsei Severance, University & Hospital, South Korea and also from BLK Hospital, New Delhi, India. He recently got his Certificate of Palliative Care from Institute Curie, Paris, France.
Dr.Mayani strives to give the best of what he has to offer to the community and is motivated by so many patients who are unable to afford quality services. Through KCCA he hopes that the community around Kisumu and its environs will be sensitized on importance of early detection and management of cancer conditions so as to prevent late diagnoses.