Kenya

Support to the Kenya government to improve access to and demand for good quality sexual and reproductive health
Active in:
Kenya
E4A-MamaYe has been working across sub-Saharan Africa since 2012. We contribute to saving the lives of mothers and babies through a strategic combination of evidence, action and accountability.
Active in:
Kenya, Nigeria
We are using proven and cost-effective techniques to improve the quality of care for mothers and newborns across four counties in Kenya, with a focus on strengthening systems within the health sector.
Active in:
Kenya
Reducing inequalities in access to and use of family planning commodities
Active in:
Kenya
Working with communities to reduce the practice of FGM/C in six focus countries in Africa by 2025
Active in:
Kenya
Evaluating projects to promote safe motherhood and improve maternal and newborn health to generate recommendations and learn lessons for future project design
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Making reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services a priority through increased use of data in decision-making.
Active in:
Kenya
Gathering Evidence and Finding Solutions for Scaling up Access for MNCH Products in LMICs
Active in:
Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan
Strengthening the health system to deliver quality services, and improve access for women in Western Kenya
Active in:
Kenya
Improving access and delivery of maternal, newborn and child health services by designing and testing innovations

Our experts

  • Marleen Vellekoop
    Marleen is a health governance specialist with over 14 years of experience in the international development sector. She has held leadership and advisory roles on public health projects in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. She brings experience in health data systems, reproductive health and health security. At present she is Project Director for MamaYe! project which fosters advocacy partnerships that make health systems more accountable to women's needs.
  • Kenneth Macharia
    Kenneth has over 21 years’ international experience designing programmes, developing and executing effective business strategies for revenue and market share growth in the UK and Africa. Kenneth is part of the Kenya Programme Management team, supporting the Director of Programmes with strategic planning and programme quality assurance. He drives strategic growth for Options in Kenya and the wider region.
  • Angela Ngetich
    Angela is passionate about improving health for all, especially vulnerable communities, by strengthening sustainable systems and increasing demand for/access to quality sexual and reproductive health services. She provides strategic leadership and technical oversight through fostering and coordinating strong local partnerships. Angela has over 18 years’ experience working in ministries of health and NGOs in Kenya and East Africa.
  • Jacinta Muteshi
    Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan is a renowned expert in gender equality, women’s rights, reproductive health, and constitutional processes, with experience as a researcher, programme director and advisor. She has over 25 years of progressively responsible leadership and management experience in leading large, international, multi-year research, evaluation, and implementation programmes in developing countries. Dr Muteshi-Strachan received her Ph.D. in education from the University of Toronto.
  • Linet Oyucho
    Linet is a health system strengthening specialist with expertise in advocating to government for health system reforms. She leads on health financing strategies under the FCDO’s flagship WISH2ACTION program across 9 countries in Africa and Asia. This involves advocating to government on the importance of sustainable financing and budget advocacy for family planning. Linet holds a PhD in Health Policy and Systems Development.
  • Lucia Laboso
    Ms Lucia Laboso is the Kenya Country Lead for the Evidence for Action Mama Ye! programme, providing overall strategic and technical leadership to ensure it achieves increased and improved RMNCAH investments in Kenya. Lucia has over a decade’s experience in integrated project cycle management, advocacy, partnerships and institutional strengthening and holds an MA in Education, Gender and International Development from University College London.
  • Oko Igado
    Oko is a social development in health expert with over 22 years’ experience in designing and leading the implementation of health systems strengthening, maternal health, health financing and sexual and reproductive health strategies to strengthen citizens’ voice and hold governments to account in Africa and Asia. As our Regional Evidence and Accountability Specialist, he oversees and coordinates WISH’s quality improvement and accountability work.

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