2022 Leadership Journey Project: Women Health Care providers as change agents for SRHR
I am the Executive Director for Reproductive Health Network in Kenya, a network of trained health care providers, who are passionate about ensuring provision of quality comprehensive reproductive health information and services. I am a trained Nurse/Midwife, a Health Systems and Policy Expert, a Global Award winning Sexual and Reproductive Health Provider Champion and an advocate for human rights.
I am passionate about protecting reproductive health rights, including safe and legal abortion for vulnerable and marginalized girls and women including the LGBTIQ community as a way of ensuring gender equality and realization of their full potential in life.
At RHNK, I have overseen the expansion and growth of the network through training of service providers and establishing community linkages with community gatekeepers and local policy makers for advocacy purposes. I have grown the network to a membership of over 600 health care providers that have supported the realization of A healthy society with comprehensive reproductive health services. Under my leadership RHNK has developed and grown a movement of young people who are instrumental in the realization of the organization’s mission.
I have successfully engaged at the national, regional and international advocacy forums, that advocate for policy change and gender equality in provision of sexual and reproductive health services. I received the 2020 Planned Parenthood Global Citizen Award in recognition for my outstanding leadership and unwavering advocacy for access to safe and legal abortion. I serve as a Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, Covid-19 Africa Action Network for Nurses and Nurse-Midwives (AAN) and as a Board member Western Kenya LBQT Feminist Forum. I am a member of the SheDecide’s Kenya coordinating committee and the National Nurses Association of Kenya and was also a member of the ICPD+25 Nairobi Summit Local Reference Group.