|Ms Edna Kimaiyo|
CEO & Registrar,
Nursing Council of Kenya
Edna C. Tallam–Kimaiyo is a national leader in transforming Kenya's health systems, through regulation of nursing education and practice. She is a keen with business credentials and hands on experience in developing national health policies.
She holds a Master's degree in Public Health and Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Fellow of Afyabora Global Health leadership program. Currently, pursuing PHD in Midwifery Education at Stellenbosch University. Edna graduated in 2018 in Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI)™ Programme and currently the GNLI Co-Facilitator in the Afro-Region.
Edna is currently the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Nursing Council of Kenya, she oversees the management and administration of the Nursing Council Kenya functions, legislative compliance, leadership, training, registration, licensure and standards of nursing practice in accordance with statutory requirements.
She was part of Anglophone Africa APN Coalition project team; her contributions were on APN regulations. She has Supported the development of protocols and guidelines in Human Resource for Health and Maternal and Reproductive Health for COVid-19 Management; and developed Protocols for Universal Health coverage (UHC) health systems strengthening.
A member of Technical working Group (TWG) for facility preparedness where she coordinated the identification and inspection of 273 COVID-19 isolation facilities and provided Technical assistance (TA) to the Counties in health systems strengthening for UHC.She was actively involved in coordination and settlement of persons at the quarantine facilities at the onset of COVID-19 containment measures.
Her interests are anchored in Strategic Leadership, Monitoring and Evaluation, Quality/Performance Improvement and Policy Development & Implementation.
She has held a number of senior management positions in the nursing profession over the past 15years, working as clinical Nurse in National Referral hospital and an A National trainer on Emergency Obstetrics and Neonatal care (EMONC). She is also an executive member of the National Nurses Association of Kenya.