What I do at MMV:
My role is to increase the accessibility of high-quality antimalarial medicines for populations in malaria-endemic countries with a focus on uncomplicated malaria.
Why I work at MMV:
MMV provides an excellent platform on which to collaborate with different malaria stakeholders in academia, in public policy, in the pharmaceutical industry and in the field. This allows me to apply the experience that I have gained over the last 22 years to scale up access while supporting the introduction of new antimalarial medicines.
More about me:
Before joining MMV, I held a position at PATH for two years and Population Services International (PSI) for six years as their Kenyan Country Director. I've also held a similar role in Zambia for the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) for three years focusing on program management, while addressing public health inequities through health systems strengthening. I have worked as Group Product Manager at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Sanofi in their Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Pharmaceutical divisions for over 12 years, developing markets across the sub Saharan African region. Outside of work I am a Board member for the Society for Family health (SFH) in Rwanda and I hold a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) with a marketing specialization from Daystar University in Kenya and a certificate of Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management from the Harvard Business School. I love traveling and cooking African cuisines and have an ambition of lowering my golfing handicap to a single digit in the next two years.
Ask me about:
Health systems strengthening and working with various stakeholders to save lives in Africa by improving market access. Working with medtech startups to take innovations to scale using a human-centered design approach.