Mrs. Florence Ogongo is neonatal nurse who has worked in the field for many years. Her professional qualifications are KRN/KRM/KRCHN (P.B)/NEONATAL NURSE. She has also acquired training in Melbourne Australia on neonatal care. She is currently a retired nurse working in the community. She has worked in various capacities as a nurse from the ministry of health to the private sector. From 1987 to 2007, she worked in various capacities as a nursing officer in the newborn unit at the Kenyatta National Hospital. From 2009 to 2018, she worked as the assistant chief nurse in the newborn unit providing services to the newborn babies, leadership and mentoring of students and other health workers.
Due to her vast knowledge in neonatal care, she participated in the review of the higher national diploma in neonatal nursing curriculum, which was approved by the Nursing Council of Kenya. She has also contributed immensely to neonatal education. In 2016, she gave talks in Rwanda on Kangaroo mother care. She was also part of the team that developed the neonatal register in Kenya. She also took part in the training and implementation of maternal and perinatal deaths surveillance in different facilities. Having left her mark in the neonatal field, Mrs. Ogongo now spends her time doing community and church work.