After 13 years of service as the Executive Director of African Institute for Health and Development, Dr. Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo has relinquished her duties to pursue other interests pertaining to health and development leadership in Africa and in the global arena. AIHD as an NGO was founded by a group of accomplished researchers, academicians and programmers in 2004, and she has served as the Institute’s Executive Director since then. Throughout these years, she has led the organization with great dedication and responsibility, conducting research, leading projects and coordinating advocacy efforts to champion for policies in prevention and management of non-communicable diseases, prevention of Gender Based Violence and the improvement of people’s quality of life through evidence-based programming. Mary has left a mark on AIHD’s values, mission, vision, commitment and trajectory towards an Africa where people live in dignity. She retains a position as a technical advisor to AIHD during the transition period and going forward. We wish her the best in her new endeavors.
AIHD now has a new Executive Director, Wilkister Nyanumba-Bosire, a public health professional with 10 years’ experience in reproductive health program implementation and research. Mrs. Bosire gained her experience mainly at International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH) where she coordinated diverse reproductive health projects that include HIV prevention, family planning, sexual and gender based violence, among others. She has also been a lecturer at Kisii University. She holds a Masters of Public Health and Epidemiology Degree (Kenyatta University), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management (University of Nairobi) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Production (Egerton University).