Dr. Tecla Sum Psusma

Dr. Tecla Sum Psusma

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School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedical Sciences

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

P.O. Box 190 – 50100


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Dr. Tecla Sum Psusma

Chairperson Paramedical Science Department with over 9 years teaching and clinical experience. Currently pursuing Post-doctoral studies in Emergency Medicine & Trauma Systems Management at Rutgers University, USA.  PhD Med. Edu, Moi University with a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Train System (Lingoping University, Sweden) and a Master of Science degree in Nursing (Maternal and Neonatal Health), Moi University.  Holder of Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Eastern Africa Baraton.
Dr. Sum is Kenya’s representative in United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and a member of Patent Draft Chapter, Emergency and Trauma Medicine Education and Training Association following her breakthrough discovery and outstanding innovation of a cloud based contact tracing application tool (eKonnect).  She spearheaded the establishment of Bachelor of Science Paramedic qualifying MMUST to be the maiden university to offer this program in Africa. 
Dr. Sum is MMUST Covid response deputy chairperson and also serves as the County Technical Emergency response expert in Kakamega County.  With her vast knowledge and experience in research and innovation, she has attracted several research grants and is board Member, Directorate of Science Park Innovation and Incubation Centre (SPIIC).
Her Goal is to Preserve life, Promote Recovery and Preventing complications and Disabilities. 

Selected Publications:

  1. Lucian Talu Mayabi, Joyce Kagendo Nthiiri, Frankline Tireito, Tecla Sum. SIR Model for COVID-19 Dynamics Incorporating Clinical Management. Journal of Advances in Mathematics and Computer Science, Page 44-57. Published: 29 June 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.9734/jamcs/2022/v37i530452
  2. Sum J. Tecla, Obwoge R. Mosol Priscah; Evaluating Provider’s Knowledge Level on Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEmONC) in West Pokot County, Kenya. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science ISSN:2320-1940 Volume 6, Issue 6, Ver. IX (2017)
  3. Mosol J., Sum J. Tecla Omenge O. Ronald (2016) Portfolio Development as a Method of Learning, Assessment, and Evaluation in Clinical Nursing Education in Kenya. International Journal of Scientific Research and Innovative Technology ISSN: 2313-3759 Vol. 3 No. 6:
  4. Geren Starr Stone, Tecla Sum Jerotich, Paul Theodore Onalo; Sauti za Wananchi “voice of the People”: Patient Satisfactionon the Medical Ward at a Kenyan Referral Hospital. The Pan African Medical Journal ISSN 1937-8688: (2017) African Field Epidemiology Network.
  5. Sum T. Omuterema S; Kenya’s Preparedness for Mass Casualty Incidents, a Focus on Nairobi and Mombasa Cities. Journal of Clinical Simulation Research (JCSR) e ISSN 2433-054X Print ISSN 2186-2893 VoL 5. No 1 (2016):

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