Prof. Anne Kihara

Prof. Anne Kihara, President, FIGO

Prof. Anne Kihara

President, FIGO

Prof. Kihara is the FIGO President, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Nairobi, where she has worked for the past 15 years. She is currently the Division Chair of the UON- KNH Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Prof Kihara has been the President of the African Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She is also a past President of the Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society (2013 – 2017), providing assistance on the Beyond Zero Campaign since 2013. Additionally, she was a member of the FIGO Pregnancy and Non-Communicable Diseases Committee 2017 – 2021.

She is involved in Women's Health advocacy nationally, regionally and internationally. She provides technical assistance in contributing to bills, policy, strategic direction and guidelines in sexual and reproductive health and rights. She is passionately engaged in adolescent health and advocates for primary actors to use various ministry lines and community empowerment to meet their objectives.

Prof.Kihara holds a Fellowship from the East Central Southern African College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2019) and a Masters in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the University of Nairobi (1999).

All Sessions by Prof. Anne Kihara

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Transforming Health Leadership Through Mid-Level Providers: RHNK’s Model in Kenya

Led by: Reproductive Health Network Kenya

For gender transformative leadership by health leaders to be realized, all leaders in health must be intentional in nurturing diverse leadership and promoting gender transformative policies as a basis to strengthen the health system. This session seeks to highlight the significant contribution of mid-level providers, particularly women, in health systems. The session will also provide insights into the challenges faced by women mid-level providers in attaining leadership roles in the health sector.

1. Dr Edison Omollo, Program Director, Reproductive Health Network Kenya
2. Nelly Munyasia, Executive Director, Reproductive Health Network Kenya
3. Ms. Beverlyn Polet, Reproductive Health Network kenya
4. Prof. Anne Kihara, President, FIGO
5. Ms. Evelyne Opondo Africa Director, International Center for Research on Women(ICRW)