Team

DR. ANDREW NYANDIGISI
DR. ANDREW NYANDIGISIChief Executive Officer

Dr. Andrew Nyandigisi is a goal oriented, people focused visionary who has recently joined Health Strat as the team’s vision bearer. 

With a career spanning 10 years, Dr. Nyandigisi has extensive experience in the field of health with a bias in health policy and health systems strengthening. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from University Of Nairobi, MSC in Health Economics and Policy and an MBA in Strategic Management all from The University of Nairobi.
Dr. Nyandigisi has worked in different capacities within the Ministry of Health-Kenya as Focal Person for The World Bank Funded program, East Africa Public Health Laboratory Network, as the Country Coordinator for Affordable Medicine for Malaria, Secretariat to the joint inter agency coordinating committee (ICC) for HIV, TB and Malaria, Focal Person for Case Management of Malaria and most recently as in charge of partnerships and resource mobilization in the National Malaria Control Program. His key competencies include health policy assessment and development, health systems strengthening, resource mobilization, supply chain management and monitoring and evaluation. He is passionate about designing and implementing sustainable home-grown solutions to public health problems. When he is not thinking of the next health systems solution he enjoys playing soccer and enjoying quality time with family.

AMYROSE OPIYO
AMYROSE OPIYOHead of Operations

AmyRose is an accomplished Business Manager with close to two decades experience in various organizations such as Kenya Airways, African

Economic Research Consortium as well as in the Insurance industry. A Member of the Institute of Human Resources Management of Kenya IHRM (K), AmyRose holds a Diploma and Bachelor Degree in Business Administration; she has a wealth of know-how in ensuring operational success and availing oversight to administrative processes. To further underscore her organizational and execution abilities she has had the opportunity to be part of the management teams for three successful start-ups in Kenya. AmyRose Opiyo manages the human resource, office management and administration functions at Health Strat.

ENOCH RONO
ENOCH RONOHead of Finance

Enoch has a wealth of experience in Financial Management spanning a period of over 13 years gained across different industries from

manufacturing, professional accountancy to the not-for-profit. His most recent engagement was with Transparency International-Kenya as a Senior Finance Officer. He is a firm believer in ethics and the positive impact it has on business success. He was voted the Ethics Champion of the year 2013 at Transparency International-Kenya. His core competencies include among others development of internal controls and compliance, budget management as well as procurement. He possesses a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting), CPA (K) and is currently completing his MBA in Strategic Management at the Strathmore Business School (SBS). In addition, he is also a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

SUSAN KIMATHI
SUSAN KIMATHIProject Director

Susan is a well-seasoned program management professional with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management from United States 

International University and a Masters Degree in Project Planning and Management from University of Nairobi. She is a project leader and manager with over 7 years’ of experience in directing full cycles for complex multi- programs and initiatives. She has a proven ability to deliver substantial productivity and quality improvement through well managed projects .She has worked with University of Nairobi (UON) on their Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funded Central Province Response Integration, Strengthening and Sustainability Project (CRISSP) as Program Manager, she also worked with UON as Program Manager for AIDS Care and Treatment services. As Head of Programs at Health Strat, she merges the two worlds of Development and Business for quality and sustainable health systems solutions.

MARTHA MWANGI
MARTHA MWANGIProject Director

Martha is a dynamic, high capacity, grant and project management professional with extensive experience in HIV/AIDs programs. She most recently worked 

for Catholic Relief Services as Project Manager in charge of Institutional Capacity building of the KCCB-Kenya AIDS Response Project team. She has previously worked on the global AIDS Relief project in Kenya and was instrumental in the successful implementation and later full transition of the project to local organizations. She has previously served as the Program Manager for the Kenya Network of Women with AIDS (KENWA) where she managed various donor projects. Martha has over 10 years’ experience in grant management and capacity building working with various organizations. Martha holds a Masters Degree in Project Planning and Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Nairobi. She is project director for the TACT-Transforming TB/HIV prevention, Care and Treatment in Prisons- program at Health Strat.

DR. JOSEPH N. NKURANGA
DR. JOSEPH N. NKURANGASenior Technical Advisor

Dr. Joseph Ntunguranyi Nkuranga is the Senior Technical Advisor within a PEPFAR funded HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment program. He strives 

to strengthen the clinical capacity of the healthcare workers and pursue partnerships to support the socio-cultural factors affecting the communities in the access of care at the facilities.

Dr. Nkuranga holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He also has various Post Graduate Education and training from the University of Nairobi, Harvard school of Public Health and the American Academy of HIV medicine. He is a member of Kenya Medical Association and sits on the board of the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

His expertise spans In-Service Training under Partnership for Advanced Clinical Education (PACE) program, where he served as In-service Lead in a project that developed the National HIV Integrated Training Course (NHITC) and the National Advanced HIV Clinical Course (NAHCC), as well as provided technical support in establishment of five regional training centres across the country

Prior to joining HealthStrat, Dr. Nkuranga has worked at the University of Maryland, Chogoria Mission Hospital and Makindu District Hospital where he was responsible for conducting trainings for health care workers from various health facilities and provision of technical support in HIV clinical services with 9,000 clients enrolled to care under AIDS Relief.  He provided oversight for clinical service provision as a Lead Clinician at a Comprehensive Care Clinic with approximately 4,000 clients being cared for. While at it, he led the team at the facility to integrate TB and HIV care, improve patient retention, initiate targeted viral load testing, improve PMTCT outcomes and institutionalize Comprehensive Care Clinics rotations for all interns.

Dr. Nkuranga had contributed to the following publications:

  • Coauthor “Initiation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV infected tuberculosis patients in rural Kenya: an observational study” – published in the Tropical Medicine and International Health Journal (doi:10.1111/tmi.12110)
  • Oral Presentation at the 6th National HIV Care and Treatment Consultative Forum (Kenya) on “The Case for Integration of TB and HIV Treatment Services at Chogoria Mission Hospital” in 2010
  • Oral presentation at the National AIDS Conference (Kenya) 2007 on “Immunologic Response to Antiretroviral Therapy among Adults at the Family Aids Care and Education Services Clinic in Nairobi”

DR STANLEY NJOROGE NG’ANG’A
DR STANLEY NJOROGE NG’ANG’A Technical Assistance- Team Lead

Dr. Stanley Njoroge Ng’ang’a is a Technical Assistance-Team lead with an ability to organise people and systems in order to achieve set objectives.  He has vast experiences in Pharmaceutical and Health Supply Chain management and training. Over the last 8 years, he has successfully managed three large PEPFAR funded programs where he ensured uninterrupted commodity supply, trained and mentored healthcare workers on pharmaceutical care and management of commodities.

Dr. Njoroge holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nairobi with several Post Graduate professional education and training in Managing Drug Supply in Developing Countries, Adult and Paediatric ART training, Innovative Training Methodologies and the Establishment and Operationalization of Medicines and Therapeutic Committees. He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya and is registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

He brings to HealthStrat a depth of experience in problem solving in respect to health systems barriers, capacity building, program development and continuous quality improvement. Here, he continues to work collaboratively with the county and national health systems to strengthen commodity management and security through establishment of the County Commodity Security Committee and the County Medicine and Therapeutics Committee.

Prior to joining HealthStrat, Dr. Njoroge worked with the University of Maryland Global Initiative, Catholic Relief Services, Ministry of Health and Interlab Pharmacies.

He has contributed in the following publications:

Improving Commodity management at level two and three health facilities in urban setting.

Njoroge S1, Namazi J1, Nyabiage L1, Odhiambo F1, Ojoo S1, Maina E2, Amoroso A1

University of Maryland School of medicine, Institute of Human virology

Ministry of Health

THE USE OF EMR SUPPLY CHAIN MODULE TO IMPROVE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT            

David Masese1, Richard Ngethe1, Stanley Njoroge3, Lucy Nganga1, Lanette Burrows2, Bobby Jefferson2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

1Futures Group, Kenya, 2Futures Group, USA, 3Maryland Global Initiative Corporation Kenya