Dr. PETER OGERA MOKAYA
Dr. Mokaya, a Director & CEO of Organic Consumers Alliance (OCA), is a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public (USA) & University of Nairobi Medical School trained Public Health Physician and a Health Development Practitioner with over 30 years of experience in the practice and management of healthcare with a focus on Preventive Health Care, Health Systems Strengthening, Community Health Development, Reproductive Health, Child Survival &Development, and HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and related policy and strategy imperatives.
He has related policy, strategy and implementation knowledge, skills and experience in a broad range of pertinent nutrition, health and safety issues within the broader context of an agro-ecology friendly and sustainable development agenda.
Among other accomplishments, Dr. Mokaya has participated in and provided team leadership, in multidisciplinary contexts, in successfully executing various project /programme assignments which range from conceptualization, design and implementation to providing monitoring and evaluation consultancy support in a wide range of health development assignments across Africa.
In more recent years, Dr. Mokaya has developed a keen and passionate interest in preventive strategies that reduce disease burden arising from environmental toxins, DIET and related lifestyle behaviors, leading to chronic ill health and ensuing premature deaths; He has involved himself, in partnership with others, in a multi-disciplinary context, in developing & implementing strategies that build capacity and promote awareness creation with resultant behavior changes, the outcomes of which are healthier lifestyles, that are within the control of each individual and that enhance the attainment of the highest quality of life.
These policy and practice interventions include; Better Nutrition and Healthy diets, promoting exercise and limiting exposure to environmental toxins which, collectively, result in chronic ill health: He is a firm believer that an integrated trans-disciplinary preventive approach to addressing these multiple causes of ill health, collectively referred to as Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs), and which, initially, manifest as obesity, are a direct result of consuming a diet composed of high fructose corn syrup products, toxic pesticide residues(especially in GMO foods), heavy metal residues, excessive hydrogenated fats & trans-fats, leading to a range of metabolic dysfunctions which manifest as generalized inflammation: Recent research has shown that this inflammation is at the core of almost all chronic diseases, including CANCER. http://www.organicconsumers.co.ke/
He believes…”Your Health is Your First Wealth”…