Our Team

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    Sam Gwer

      Executive Director

    Sam has over 13 years experience conducting child health research, and testing and implementing innovative solutions to strengthen health systems and promote access to sustainable quality healthcare. He has an academic and clinical research background in child neurology and has received a number of international awards for his work.

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    Moses Ndiritu

      Director, Health Information Systems

    Moses has background in clinical medicine with over 15 years of practice, holds an MPhil in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge and develops health information systems based on open source software. Moses has experience in paediatrics and child health research and practice, and has been involved in the conduct of clinical and epidemiological studies on evaluation of vaccines against severe bacterial infections in children. He leads the ARA team in developing a modular health management information systems (StoneHMIS) that has content relevant to the East African setting. His effort is instrumental in producing databases normalised to the East African region  for an interoperable milieu of health information technology as a knowledge base for the StoneHMIS but also counter-intuitive user interfaces for practising front line clinicians. Moses is also involved in day to day provision of clinical services, offering the much needed understanding of how electronic applications and processes interface with the actual practice of clinical medicine. His unique set of skills, experience and practice set him apart as a practical clinician, epidemiologist and health informatician.

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    Elizabeth Ombech

      Monitoring and Evalution Officer

    Elizabeth holds a Masters of Science degree in Public Health and a basic degree in Medical Microbiology, both from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She has over five years experience in sexual and reproductive health research and in leading health and market research focusing on reproductive health. She has extensive experience in research design, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data management and analysis, and program monitoring and evaluation. She has previously served as a research lead in a number of local and international organizations. 

     

     

     

     

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    Dorcas Mueni

      STONE HMIS Associate

    Dorcas has a degree in BSc Computer Science from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Previously, she has been involved in developing a Supply Chain Hierarchy Tool for establishing the ranking of the drugs supply chain that is not captured in DHIS2 for purposes of analysis and report generation, currently in use by the Management Science for Health (MSH) team. She has also worked with Healthix Solutions (K) Limited where she supported the development of an ePrescription system for drugs. She is a Health informatics enthusiast and is part of the team involved in the development of STONE HMIS®.

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    Clifford Mwita

      Research and Evidence Officer

     

    Clifford is a qualified medical doctor with interests in evidence synthesis and utilization. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in General Surgery at Moi University. As part of his interest in evidence based healthcare, 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. He currently heads ARA’s collaborative initiative with the Joanna Briggs Institute and spearheads ARA’s agenda of generating evidence and promoting its translation into practice.

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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 undergraduate 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 Coordinator

    Titus is the Statistics and Standards lead at ARA. A Kenyatta University graduate in Population Health and a data geek at heart, he has previously worked with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation in promoting a number of public health interventions, particularly touching on maternal and child health, and 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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