University of Nairobi
University of Maryland/Washington

Directors

image 1 Professor Isaac O. Kibwage, Chairman PRIME-K Advisory Board

The Principal University of Nairobi’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) Prof. Isaac Kibwage chairs the Prime-Kenya Advisory Board that brings together all the Deans and Directors of different schools and institutes in the College of Health Sciences. He also facilitates administrative matters related to this grant.

During the writing of this grant Prof. Kibwage chaired the project coordination committee and discussed the objectives proposed in this grant with University administration, MOH Director of Medical Services, MOH Director of Public Health and Sanitation, as well as the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, all of whom have provided strong letters of collaboration.

Prof. Kibwage is a trained pharmacist with many years of experience in research and University administration.

image 1 Dr Onesmus Gachuno, Director

Dr. Onesmus Gachuno is the Director at PRIME-Kenya. He oversees the overall management of the project deliverables, generation of University of Nairobi programmatic and financial reports for submission to donors and regular feedback on project progress to stakeholders and key actors.

Dr Gachuno is a Lecturer at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nairobi and a consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist at Kenyatta National Hospital. Dr Gachuno is involved in PMTCT work at KNH and Ministry of Health (MoH) and is a key a founder member of Afya Bora Consortium.

image 1 Dr. Kefa Bosire, AIM 1 Lead

Dr. Kefa Bosire is the Aim 1 lead at PRIME-Kenya. He is responsible in steering  Aim 1  activities which focus on internal reforms geared towards the use of technology in teaching and learning, promoting innovations in medical education, building faculty capacity towards e-learning, improving use of e-based resources at the library, student engagement towards improving training at the college of health sciences, promoting team training, establishment of relevant partnerships to facilitate improved capacity within schools and among faculty informing reforms in curriculum.

Dr. Kefa Bosire is a lecturer, School of Pharmacy, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

image 1 Prof. Ruth Nduati, AIM 2 Lead

Prof. Ruth Nduati is the AIM 2 lead at PRIME-Kenya. She is responsible in directing AIM 2 activities which aim at developing decentralized clinical experiences that optimize training in primary HIV care and prevention. Prof. Nduati is responsible for the extension within the health facility.

Prof. Ruth Nduati is a professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

image 1 Dr. Julius Oyugi, AIM 3 Lead

Dr. Julius Oyugi is the AIM 3 lead at PRIME-K. He is responsible for deliverables under Aim 3 project which focus on increasing the retention of UON faculty by providing opportunities for UON postgraduates and faculty to pursue clinical or applied research.

Dr. Julius Oyugi is a Senior Lecturer and Chairperson Department of Medical Microbilogy,College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

image 1 Prof. James Machoki, AIM 4 Lead

Prof. James Machoki is the AIM 4 lead at PRIME-Kenya. He is manages the activities of AIM 3 which are set out to streamline the processes for conducting research within UON by directly supporting the Office of Grants Management and IRB to increase efficiency of operations and management to the standards of USG funding regulations.

Prof. James Machoki is an Associate professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Deputy Director UNITID, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya