Dr. Mosinya Nyaberi Earns Kofi Annan Fellowship

Dr. Nyaberi displays her certificate awarded after graduation at CDC.

A Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Health and Disease Control, School of Public Health at JKUAT, Dr. Jackline Mosinya Nyaberi, has earned the Koffi Annan Fellowship honour.

 The public health expert joined the pioneer cohort that graduated on May 20, 2022 to become a Fellow of the inaugural Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme (KAGHLP), having won fellowship in April 2021 at the Africa CDC in Addis, Ethiopia.

While presenting her project at Africa CDC based on evidence based facts, she stated Dr. Nyaberi said, “In the 21st Century, over 500 million girls do not access sanitary commodities. Transactions of ‘sex for sanitary pads and water are the greatest health inequities of the time for girls and women in Africa.”

The don now seeks to “mainstream and institutionalize menstruation agenda in health and education institutions for easy equitable accessibility of menstruation commodities, just like other health commodities like HIV interventions, TB and FP…”

She argues that “If condoms can be easily accessed, menstruation commodities should be accessed in the same way to dignify every girl and woman without discrimination.”

Dr. Mosinya Nyaberi poses next to the fellowship banner in Addis

As the KAGHLP Fellow, Dr. Nyaberi is keen and focused on “cascading and sharing the lessons learnt in the programme in order to nurture more Africans to become authentic public health leaders for Africa.”

 Promoting menstruation hygiene management says, is a game changer for education, gender equity, reducing HIV and the related infections for every household member, in addition to ending unplanned pregnancies, school drop outs and absenteeism and cooperate empowerment.

One-Africa-Voice, context specific, evidence-based strategies augmented with collaborative efforts and systems strengthening will be a trailblazer for ending such health inequities,” she articulated.

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