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Felicita Wangechi Omari


Felicita is a consultant psychiatrist and associate lecturer at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret Western Kenya. She has a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery, a master’s degree in psychiatry, a fellowship in neuropsychiatric genetic research and enrolled to begin a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Albury Health New South Wales Australia. Currently involved in the establishment of community-based support groups for children and parents with neurodevelopmental disorders in Western Kenya and a partial day clinic at Moi Teaching and referral Hospital, Kenya. She has 12years of experience as a medical doctor and 6 years’ experience as a consultant psychiatrist. She has published papers on various mental health and related research areas.
Felicita has a passion for child and adolescent psychiatry specifically in neurodevelopmental and trauma psychopathology research. She is a dedicated team player, a mental health advocate and a loving mother. She loves animals especially dogs. Her hobbies include reading and book clubs, swimming and travelling. She has a knack for learning handicrafts and enjoys crocheting and traditional embroidery work.

Working with genetics data is empowering – it’s turned me into a clinician who understands data. As we learn from programs like GINGER and help pass on knowledge to the next generations of students, it becomes much easier – and cheaper – to conduct the studies here on the continent. We won’t have to transport DNA to the US for analysis. We will be able to do those things here, for ourselves.