Professor Lukoye Atwoli, a dean at Moi University, has been appointed by the World Medical Association (WMA) Medical Ethics Committee for the year 2019-2020 as an official advisor to the global association.
The professor is also the current Vice President to the Kenya Medical Association. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical Department of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital
The Professor is also a Visiting Scientist at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
The World Medical Association is an international organization that represents physicians and was founded in 1947. It aims at promoting the highest possible standards of medical ethics through declarations, resolutions, and statements.
Professor Lukoye will now be able to bring best practices to the country and hopefully further medical advancements owing to his appointment to the committee.
The secretariat of WMA was established in New York City in 1948 to provide a close liaison with the United Nations and its various agencies. The WMA Secretariat remained in New York City until 1974 when it was moved in the heart of Geneva in Switzerland but it is now located in Ferney-Voltaire, France.
The body conducts annual assemblies with doctors from member states attending the conference to discuss varying issues in the medical world.
The Kenyan scholar is among the 35 advisors appointed to the Medical Ethics committee of the body as seen in the association’s official website.