International Centre for Reproductive Health - Kenya
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.