Our Team

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    Sam Gwer

      Executive Director

    Sam serves as Afya Research Africa's Executive Director and directly oversees the Ubuntu Afya Medical Centre network and our Research and Evidence Programme. Sam has over 13 years of experience testing and implementing innovative healthcare solutions to strengthen health systems and promote access to susatinable quality healthcare in Kenya. He has represented Afya Research Africa in the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) initiative, The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship event, and within the Innovations in Healthcare network. He is a Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics in Child Health and has a PhD from the University of Amsterdam in child neurology. Sam has extensive experience in childhood coma and epilepsy programs and research and is a recipient of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Fellowship and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Fellowship. His mix of entreprenurial, clinical, and research experience instills in him the ability to design and deploy innovative healthcare solutions capable of bringing about system-wide change. 

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    Moses Ndiritu

      Director, Stone HMIS

    Moses leads the development and deployment of our electronic health management information system, STONE HMIS®, across our network of Ubuntu Afya Medical Centres. He is also involved in the provision of clincial services at our medical centres, offering a deep understanding of how electronic applications and processes interface with clinical practice. Moses has over 15 years of clinical experience and holds a Master's of Philosophy Degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge. He has experience in paediatrics and child health research and has been involved in  clinical and epidemiological studies evaluating the effectiveness of vaccines against severe bacterial infections in children. His unique set of skills and experiences set him apart as a practical clinician, epidemiologist, and health informatician. 

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    Elizabeth Ombech

      Monitoring and Evalution Officer

    Elizabeth leads monitoring and evaluation for the Ubuntu Afya Medical Centre network and health research projects in our Research and Evidence Programme. She has a Master's of Science Degree in Public Health and Bachelor's Degree in Medical Microbiology, both from Kenyatta University, and over five years experience in sexual and reproductive health and market research. Elizabeth has extensive experience in research design, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data management and analysis, and programme monitoring and evaluation from national and international organizations working in Kenya.

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    Dorcas Mueni

      Stone HMIS Associate

    Dorcas is part of the Stone HMIS® programming and support team. She has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi. Dorcas previously helped developed a drug supply chain tool for Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and has worked with Healthix Solutions (K) Limited to develop an ePrescription system for drugs. Dorcas is excited to be contributing to the development of Stone HMIS, a position that allows her to continuously work with new people and learn new things.

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    Clifford Mwita

      Research and Evidence Officer

    Clifford leads our collaborative research initiative with the Joanna Briggs Institute and  a number of projects around evdience synthesis and utilization. Clifford is a qualified medical doctor with experience in evidence-based healthcare and promoting the translation of research into clinical practice. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in General Surgery at Moi University. Clifford has acquired skills in conducting systematic reviews and clinical audits and holds an evidence-based clinical fellowship from the University of Adelaide’s Joanna Briggs Institute.

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    Sylvia Sable

      Business Development Officer

    Sylvia supports ARA's strategy development and fundraising efforts. Having provided direct business, fundraising, and research support to leading healthcare enterprises in East Africa, Sylvia is passionate about seeing good ideas excel and more people access the healthcare they need. Sylvia received her Bachelor's Degree from Cornell University and her Master's Degree in Global Health from Duke University.

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    Benard Oduor Yahuma

      Finance Officer

    Benard is a CPA (K) holder with over seventeen years’ experience in administration and finance having previously worked in various tertiary institutions, a government parastatal (KERRA), audit firm ( AML Associates),  and a non-governmental organization (Wild Living Resources).  He is the team’s Accounts and Administration Officer.  He leads the team in budgeting, enabling business operations, financial reporting, human resource operations, and in facilitating statutory compliance for the organization.

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    Titus Ogello

      Programme Officer

    Titus leads engagement with our Ubuntu Afya Medical Centres from centre conception through continued programme implementation with our clinical officers, nurses, administrators, and partner communities. A Kenyatta University graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Population Health and a data geek at heart, he has previously worked with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation promoting public health and maternal and child health interventions. He has also worked with KEMRI/CDC as a community mobilizer. 

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    Damaris Bina

      STONE HMIS Associate

    Damaris holds a degree in BSc Computer Science from the University of Nairobi. She has been involved in the development of a number of innovative solutions including a supply chain hierarchy tool currently in use by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). As a health informatics enthusiast, Damaris is currently involved in the development of STONE HMIS®.

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    Enock Oloo

      STONE HMIS Associate

     

    Enock has a degree in BSc Computer Science from the University of Nairobi. He has over 2 years’ experience in software development and has developed a number of innovative solutions, including a housing recommendation engine and a Malaria drugs stocks monitoring tool, currently in use by the Management Sciences for Health (MSH) team. He has great interests in health informatics and is part of the team involved in programming the STONE HMIS®.

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    Dorcas Pacho

      Procurement Officer

    Dorcas leads procurement for Afya Research Africa and the Ubuntu Afya network. She heads up pharmaceutical procurement and manages drug stock at all medical centre sites. Dorcas is a diploma holder from Univerity of Nairobi and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree at KCA University in Nairobi. Dorcas has 6 years experience in administration positions at Kenya Institute of Development Studies, the Higher Education Loans Board, Maori Group Limited, and Givil Holdings Limited.

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