International Centre for Reproductive Health - Kenya (ICRHK), Kenya

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Dr. Kishor Mandaliya (MBchB FRCPath) holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Nairobi and is also member and fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. Prior to his current position, he served as the provincial pathologist for Coast province for a period of 25 years. He has a longstanding research experience and is the main researcher in several research projects in reproductive health.

Dr. Peter Gichangi is MOMI Principal Investigator and the Director of Science and Research at International Centre for Reproductive Health Kenya (ICRHK). Dr. Gichangi has a vast experience in program management for maternal and child health, comprehensive HIV programming, design, implementation and evaluation in several African countries including: Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Namibia and Ethiopia, as well as in human resource
management and administration. He teaches at the University of Nairobi as a Senior Lecturer and, since February 2013, is Visiting Professor at the University of Ghent.

Mrs Eunice Irungu is the MOMI Study Coordinator since June 2013. She holds a Diploma in Registered Nursing and Registered Midwifery and over 7 years experience as a Site Coordinator and Project Manager in clinical trials at ICRHK. She acts as a liaison person between studies and health facilities, participating in staff training and technical support. For MOMI, she is responsible of the day-to-day management of the project and of the implementation of the intervention package.  

Dr. Vernon Mochache Oyaro has been appointed Project Doctor for MOMI in September 2013. He is a medical doctor with graduate training in epidemiology and global health as well as experience in conducting research and providing sexual and reproductive health services to women in rural Kenya as well as high-risk women in Mombasa, Kenya. He is particularly interested in studying and influencing the epidemiology of major causes of morbidity and mortality among women and their children.

Omar Kadziri Mwakusema holds a Diploma in Community development. He currently works at ICRH as a Research Assistant for the MOMI end-evaluation. He has over five years experience working in research. From 2009-2014, he worked with the Kenya Medical Research Institute where he worked in one of their clinical trials at the Coast provincial Hospital for four years. He has experience in qualitative research methods such as conducting qualitative interviews, observations, conducting focus group discussions and transcribing.