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Sphere on Spiral Stairs

BIO

A WHO Non-Communicable Diseases Innovation Lab 3rd cycle winner, Susan is a highly motivated and results-driven professional with over 18years of experience in Global Health Programming including HIV/AIDS Prevention and control, Malaria Prevention and Control, Food Security and Nutrition, with over 9years in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

She has an MPH from the University of Nottingham, UK and PhD in International Public Heath from Pôle Universitaire Euclide. She is skilled in providing technical and programmatic support, project management of  multi-donor programs, and facilitating learning platforms for advocacy and capacity building. Proven ability to coordinate the development of strategic roadmaps and capacity-building packages, leading to successful implementation and improved access to NCD services. Committed to providing evidence-based and people-centred integrated NCD preventive and management programs, contributing to the organisation's overall success. She has had the great fortune to work on genuinely inspiring projects while meeting many influential and creative individuals throughout her career. She believes in working together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Get in touch today for more information about her experience and portfolio or how to collaborate on an upcoming project.

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FOUNDER, THE HEALTHY WOMAN

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FOUNDER, THE HEALTHY WOMAN

Co-created with the community and colleagues while working in my current position in Homa Bay to address the gaps - a web of complex issues that were identified among our patients, namely: Unequal gender roles in agricultural land access and use, limited health literacy, unhealthy food systems, and the rising burden of NCD risk factors
A unique project based in Homa Bay that aims to empower women to access information on obesity, diabetes, and hypertension prevention and control through stakeholder and community engagement in health education and agri-nutrition project, which promotes physical activity, access to dietary diversity and household food and nutrition security.
This project won the 3rd cycle WHO NCD Lab award as one of the best grassroots innovations tackling NCDs
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CEO AND DIRECTOR, NUTRICARE FAMILY CENTRE

Leadership and coordination roles of Comprehensve Health and Nutrition Services

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Positions
HEALTH AND NUTRITION OFFICER, ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC FOUNDATION/ LVCT- MOH, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, HOMA BAY COUNTY

MODULE LEADER AT PUBLIC HEALTH U/ NEXTGEN U (Jan 2022- Present)
Leadership and module coordination roles. Reviews module content in collaboration with the student support personnel and academic supervisor. coordinates approximately 7 tutors and teaching assistants. Participates in education meetings

November 2015- Present

LVCT/MOH- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

An innovator with evidence-informed approaches and outside-the-box ideas combining multidisciplinary thinking and cross-sectoral actions as evidenced by establishing a project, ‘The Healthy Woman,’ involving various actors, targeting women and girls to prevent NCDs with a focus on tackling physical inactivity and unhealthy diet.

Oversees nutrition implementation in the HIV/AIDS/TB and NCD Clinics

Knowledge of current global health and nutrition trends and technical expertise as evidenced by contribution towards development of Kenya Nutrition Scorecard 2020, Kenya National Guidelines, job aids and training manual on Nutrition and HIV/AIDS 2020, Homa Bay County Nutrition Action Plan 2020-2024, Advocacy, Communication and Mobilization Strategy on Food Fortification 2023-2025, Nutrition assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment Protocol and Reference Charts.

PUBLIC HEALTH U/ NEXT GEN U

Takes responsibility for the Public Health Nutrition Module at Public Health U/NextGenU. The roles are performed in conjunction with the Academic Coordinator, and the Student Support Officer. This role includes ensuring that the units are updated to reflect any changes based on feedback from the previous semester, answering tutors' questions, and participating in the Education Committee.

TECHNICAL OFFICER- PATH

March 2015- September 2015

Strong programming skills and experience in coordinating USAID-funded projects including financial management. I played a Nutrition Advisory role to the Provincial Programme.  I also played a nutrition technical role in implementation of the nutrition component. Assisted six County Nutrition Coordinators in their counties in implementation of nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive-agriculture interventions in collaboration with International Potato Centre. This led to improved nutrition outcomes in theses counties according to the health management information system data, Site Improvement Monitoring System (SIMS) exercise conducted by USAID and finally APHIAPLUS end-of-activity performance evaluation in October 2015.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

January 2006- February 2015

Worked with three different organizations between this period: World Vision from April 2011, Kenya Red Cross From January 2007 to March 2011, and CARE International from January 2006-December 2006.

World Vision

Excellent relationship builder with advanced skills in capacity building and collaborations as demonstrated by establishment of community-led initiatives such as the set-up of water kiosk by the community in Turkana, a local bakery and poultry keeping that resulted in improved well-being of the children and families.  Excellent support to sub-granted local organizations.  Coordination of food security, nutrition, water and sanitation projects within the programme area; development, implementation of the work plans and financial management of these projects.  Networking with implementing partners and relevant government ministries like ministries of health and agriculture.

Kenya Red Cross

Knowledgeable innovator with experience in advocacy, networking and interagency collaboration and management, as evidenced by the establishment of agri-nutrition project (farming of amaranth by women living with HIV/AIDS) that was later supported by the Swedish Red Cross. Families and the women sold the surplus grains, boosting their economic status.  Managed and ensured proper coordination, planning and successful operations of three projects: Family Health & Home Based Care Project with nutrition component; Lake Victoria Partnership and Livelihood Project and Malaria Prevention and Control Project.

Worked as a team leader for relief operations and health coordination activities during the 2007 post-election violence

CARE International - Kenya

Implementation of health and nutrition component of the HIV/AIDS project involving Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
Nutrition counseling and education to caregivers of the children
Participation in growth monitoring promotion activities

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