​Our​ People​

Prof. Dr. Marleen Temmerman (MD, MPH, PhD, OB/GYN)

Prof. Temmerman is the East Africa Director, CoE WCH and the Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi. She is also Professor Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Ghent University in Belgium and a Senior WHO Advisor Women, Child and Adolescent Health

She is a member of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the post-2015 world, a senior advisor for the WHO Cluster ‘Families, Women and Children’, a member of the Advisory Group of the African First Ladies on Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer, a member of the Maisha Maarifa Hub of the Kenyan National AIDS Control Council and a Senior Fellow Institute for Global Health Diplomacy, Geneva. 

She is the former Director of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organization, Geneva and also served as a member of the independent expert review group) in the 'Every Woman, Every Child' platform. She is one of the main penholders of the UN Global Strategy for Women's, Children’s and Adolescents' Health 2016-2030. 

Dr. Anthony Karanja Ngugi (DLSHTM, MSc, PhD)

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health

Dr. Michaela Mantel (MD, MPH)

Senior Advisor and Senior Health Programme Officer

​Dr. Amyn Lakhani (MBBS, MPH, DrPH)

Community Health Advisor 

Assistant Professor 

Dr. Angela Koech (MBChB, MSc, MMed OB/GYN)

Physician / Research scientist

Dr. Violet Naanyu (MA, PhD)


​Dr.  Caroline Kathomi Mbuba (BA, MPH, PhD)

Social scientist

Jerim Obure (MSc)

P​roject Manager Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning unit

​James Orwa (MSc)


Sospeter Ndaba Kimani (MSc, MA)

Project Coordinator 

Lucy Nyaga (BA, MPH)

P​roject Manager

Felix Agoi 

S​tudy Coordinator

Rachel Odhiambo (BSc, MSc)

Data manager

​S​tanley Waweru (BSc, MPH)

M&E Officer

Hannington Cheburet (BA)

Personal Assistant to the Director​​