Our Team - Amref Health Africa in Kenya

Our Team

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Meshack Ndirangu Country Director, Amref Health Africa in Kenya ×

    As Country Director of Amref Health Africa in Kenya, Dr Ndirangu is on a mission to contribute to the transformation of the health of people in Kenya by positioning Amref to be a leading catalyst for change in the health and wellness sector. Dr Ndirangu is a tech-savvy accredited coach and entrepreneurial strategist experienced in providing leadership for development initiatives in Africa. He has extensive experience working in non-profit organisations, government and partnership with the private sector as well as public health program execution in health systems strengthening, reproductive, maternal and child health; HIV, TB, malaria; NCDs; lifestyle and wellness; water, sanitation and hygiene; livelihoods and community development.

  • Tom Ipomai Samuel Njuguna Compliance Manager ×

    Mr Njuguna provides technical support in ensuring that the operations of Amref Health Africa are conducted in an ethical manner, in compliance with Governance requirements, donor regulations, statutory requirements and internal policies and procedures. Prior to joining Amref Health Africa, Samuel served at World Vision Kenya for 12 years in various capacities including as Head of the Internal Audit function.

  • Tom Ipomai Janice Njoroge Communications Manager ×

    Ms Njoroge leads the Kenya communications function to ensure visibility of Amref’s work by building the thought leadership agenda through targeted and strategic PR, media and stakeholder engagement. She has 16 years’ experience working in development communications, with 12 of these in the field of health development. She is passionate about telling the stories of local communities whose lives have been transformed through improved access to health services as well as providing technical communication support to meet advocacy, fundraising, social entrepreneurship and business development objectives.

  • Tom Ipomai Samuel Muhula Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager ×

    Samuel leads the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research function at the Kenya office. He has hands-on experience providing leadership for strategic information for health development programs. This includes setting up monitoring and evaluation systems, designing and implementing evaluations, operations research and implementation science studies. A visiting research fellow at the University of California Berkeley under the East Africa Social Science Translation program, he is a member of Amref’s Ethics and Scientific Review Committee and sits in various inter-agency coordinating committees and technical working groups at the Ministry of Health.

  • Tom Ipomai Peter Waiganjo Venture Development Manager ×

    Peter Waiganjo is the Venture Development Manager at Amref Health Africa in Kenya providing technical leadership on enterprise identification, design and commercialisation of Amref enterprise/venture portfolio while inculcating entrepreneurship within the traditional grant-funded projects. Peter’s background cuts across business development and management, programme management, health systems strengthening, health financing, biomedical and operational research skills, and customer service leadership. Prior to Amref Health Africa, He worked in various capacities with Safaricom Limited, Excelsior & Wellness Groups, Biodeal Laboratories Limited, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP).

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Bernard Langat Programme Director, HIV, TB, Malaria and NCDs ×

    Dr Langat is public health and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) expert with extensive experience in programme management, TB, and TB/HIV programming, with over 19 years of experience in the public health sector. He previously served as Team Leader for the KPMG managed Global Fund Local Funding Agency (LFA) programme in Sudan and Eritrea, and Global Sanitation Fund Country Programme Monitoring (CPM) Services in Ethiopia. Prior to joining KPMG, Bernard served in the health sector in different capacities including that of Senior Programme Officer at the Global Fund Program Unit of the National Treasury, Section Head in charge of Planning, Policy and Research at the National TB Program, among other key public sector roles. He has a wealth of experience in working and networking with the national government of Kenya, county governments, multiple donors including Global Fund, USAID and JICA, working with NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector.

  • Tom Ipomai Joyce Kibathi HR Business Partner ×

    Joyce leads the design and delivery of Human Resources solutions that address business needs and is responsible for the implementation and success of HR policies and initiatives. Joyce is a strategic leader with over 15 years of experience in People Management and a proven track record in yielding results across Africa in the international NGO sector. She is passionate about leading culture practices, employee relations, HR compliance and, diversity and inclusion with a comprehensive and strategic understanding of people issues. Before joining Amref Health Africa, Joyce led HR teams in various international NGOs in Africa including Action Africa Help International, World Vision International, Pathfinder International and Oxfam GB.

  • Tom Ipomai Gilbert Bwire Wangalwa Chief of Party ×

    Gilbert is the Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Afya Timiza project at Amref Health Africa in Kenya. He applies health systems management, leadership and, innovative approaches to increase access, equity and quality health services among the vulnerable populations. His experience spans over 10 years in health systems strengthening and organizational development. He is passionate in the use of data to target bottlenecks affecting management, system quality and community engagement.

  • Tom Ipomai Agnes Mutinda Finance Manager ×

    Agnes is responsible for budget planning and supports the senior management team by offering insights and financial advice which helps them make optimal decisions for the organization. She has skills and experience in Financial Management, Managerial Finance, Auditing, Financial Analysis, and Accounting.

  • Tom Ipomai Morris Matheka Manager, ICT Service Delivery Unit ×

    Morris works to ensure that the ICT Department supports staff in provision and utilisation of ICT resources and services to increase efficiency and effectiveness, contributing to Amref’s business objectives and facilitating value creation through ICT enabled services. Morris has over 19 years experience in the field of ICT, having previously worked for Mastermind Tobacco (K) Ltd as the ICT Senior Systems Supervisor. He is a Commonwealth Professional Fellow, London, UK 2013.

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Elizabeth Wala Programme Director, Health Systems Strengthening ×

    Dr Wala has more than 15 years’ experience spanning the fields of health systems strengthening for universal health coverage, health care policy development, pharmaceutical medicine and clinical research. She is known and respected for program refinements and building credibility and partnerships across cultures and with leading national and international private, public, and non-profit health sector stakeholders. She has participated in the development of key national and international policies and guidelines across many African countries. She has served as an organisation representative at national and international forums, conferences, technical working groups, and advisory boards. In 2017, she was nominated for the Upcoming Human Rights Defender of the Year Award for demonstrating courage and impact in the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the health care space during the doctors’ industrial strike and the 2017 elections. In 2016 she was named to the Business Daily’s Top 40 Under 40 Women for her outstanding contribution to segments of the economy in matters health.

  • Tom Ipomai Anne Gitimu Programme Director, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health ×

    Anne is a social and digital innovator in the health space with an educational background in public health and public policy. She has over 15 years of experience in managing and implementing health programs in Kenya and South Africa. She is passionate about reinventing programming to close the strategy-execution gap in her area of expertise - Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH). She is responsible for the overall leadership, management, offering strategic and technical direction of the RMNCAH work. Anne believes in inclusive development, more so the use of innovative financing models and instruments to address SRHR challenges in Africa.