Dr. Sheila Nyawira Macharia

Managing Director, East and Southern Africa Regional Hub


Mohamad Brooks

Mohamad Brooks


Emily Sonneveldt

Emily Sonneveldt

Dr. Sheila Nyawira Macharia is a Public Health Expert, with extensive experience in the field of Adolescent Health, Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health.

She has a Master of Public Health and a Fellowship in Population and Development from the John Hopkins University, Maryland, U.S.A. She is also a Recipient of the Marjorie Horn Award from USAID/Washington for “Sustained leadership, tireless efforts moving Family Planning/Reproductive Health evidence to practice.”

She has served as a strategy advisor on various assignments for USAID Washington, USAID Malawi, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Government of Kenya, developing health program strategies, formulating policy recommendations, and evaluating global health activities. She previously served as the USAID Kenya Director for Family Health the Mission’s strategic lead for family planning, reproductive health, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, nutrition, water, and sanitation.

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