RMNCAH Regional Manager, Amref Health Africa
Dr. Shiphrah Kuria is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and public health specialist who holds a doctorate in public health, currently working as the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Regional Manager at Amref Health Africa. She is responsible for providing technical oversight over multicounty SRHR and MNCH projects, coordination with partners including donors and Ministries of Health (MoH), and strengthening both the formal health and community systems for sustainable health improvement. She has been involved in several research initiatives looking at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated responses on vulnerable groups, particularly women, girls, and children. Dr. Kuria has an excellent understanding of the health context in Sub-Saharan Africa, government/MoH procedures, service provision, and management of health facilities. She has worked in Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia. Before joining Amref she worked as a front line health worker in Kenya and as a policymaker/program manager at the national reproductive health program.
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