Gathari Ndirangu Gichuhi has more than 20 years of family planning, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health programming; technical support; research; and clinical practice in sub-Saharan Africa. He has successfully led multi-million dollar USAID-funded global and bilateral FP/RMNCAHN/WASH awards in Zambia designed to strengthen the health systems at the national and sub-national levels towards improving the lives of women and children. He was recently appointed the Deputy Technical Director and FP/RH Lead for Momentum Integrated Health Resilience (MIHR).
Gathari is a thought leader and seasoned health professional with expertise providing leadership and management to integrated programs that focus on improving outcomes in maternal, newborn, child and adolescent/youth health; family planning; immunization; malaria; nutrition; HIV/AIDS; water, sanitation and hygiene; infection prevention and control; gender issues, including sexual and gender-based violence; and non-communicable diseases. He has rich experience in integrated health programming and contribution to the development and review of multiple policies, standards, guidelines, and learning resource packages at global, regional, and local levels. He has contributed to global technical consultations at WHO and FIGO, provided technical support to senior Ministry of Health leaders in the East and Southern Africa region, contributed to the establishment and strengthening of multiple health training and mentorship systems and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Gathari holds a Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology, MBChB and Postgraduate Diploma in STIs from the University of Nairobi in Kenya, and Global Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He speaks English and Swahili.