WEBINAR: GIS Africa Hub

Join the Global Implementation Society on December 15, 2023 at 14:00 UTC (3:00 pm Nigeria; 5:00 pm Kenya) for an opportunity to ensure your needs are met by GIS in 2024.

With our last meeting of the GIS Africa Webinar Series in 2023, GIS leaders will be soliciting feedback and suggestions from you about what topics, speakers, and collaborative learning opportunities would be most valuable for you in the year ahead. Help us to align our educational and social programming with your needs and goals!

This interactive session is the third in a webinar series which will give you the opportunity to ask questions directly to GIS representatives about implementation, work within the society, and the purpose of our global community of implementation professionals.


Registration is Open Now and FREE for all attendees through the form below!

Registration form: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErduurpzwpHNEUqBDLfsk-zkEQvnM3WWXT

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any issues registering for this event, please email zach@globalimplementation.org directly, and he will be happy to register you on your behalf and relay any questions you may have to our facilitators for this event!


About our GIS Leaders

Dr. Beatrice Wamuti is a Takemi postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health with a PhD in Global Health – Implementation Science from the University of Washington (UW), in addition to being a registered medical doctor (University of Nairobi) with an MBA (Strathmore University) and MPH (UW). She is passionate about healthcare systems strengthening within low and middle-income countries, and has keen research interests in evidence-based clinical research, implementation science, and health systems management.

Over the past decade, Dr. Wamuti has worked in HIV prevention, particularly HIV partner services (aPS) to improve case finding, diagnosis, and initiation of antiretroviral therapy among sexual partners to newly diagnosed HIV positive individuals in sub-Saharan African countries. She has also served as a senior technical advisor for the aPS scale-up project – collaborative study between the University of Washington, PATH Kenya and the Ministry of Health (MOH). In this project evaluating the national rollout of aPS within the national HIV testing services program in Kenya, Dr. Wamuti was part of MOH’s National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP) technical working group on HIV testing services. Finally, she also serves as a visiting research scientist at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

 

Grace Irimu, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Nairobi, which is the biggest medical school in Kenya. She is a paediatrician at the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Nairobi. She is a researcher and a public health specialist, holding a PhD in public health. Her current area of research is collaborative research among the Ministry of Health, Kenya, Kenya Paediatric Association, KEMRI Wellcome Trust and the participating hospitals in that project. Grace evaluates the effect of introducing Ministry of Health basic paediatric protocols and ETAT+ (Emergency, Triage, Assessment and Treatment plus admission care) in a university teaching hospital. The paediatric nephrologist and health systems researcher is credited for championing the scale up of ETAT + in Kenya.

She was instrumental in the formation of Clinical Information Network (CIN), a collaborative project involving 16 county hospitals, Ministry of Health, Kenya Paediatric Association and KEMRI Wellcome Trust. CIN works with hospitals to improve quality of hospital data and its utilization.

She is the Clinical Advisor in the Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies programme (NEST 360), Kenya chapter. NEST is a multi-country programme that aims to provide essential equipment to address the common causes of newborn deaths and build capacity among the practitioners and biomedical technicians/engineers to use and maintain these technologies.

 

Ejemai Eboreime is a physician with postgraduate training and expertise in public health, implementation science, and health systems research. He is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP ®) with about 15 years’ progressive experience in global health, health systems strengthening, community and primary health care, and health programme management. Ejemai was one of the pioneer PhD holders in the field of implementation science in Africa, having been awarded a fellowship of the World Health Organization’s Special program in Tropical Disease Research (WHO-TDR).

Ejemai has published over 45 peer-reviewed papers in his field of expertise and is a regular conference speaker at various conferences across the globe. He has worked as a clinician, programme manager, researcher, advisor and consultant at both government and non-governmental organizations in various African and North American countries. He is currently a research associate on global mental health, and implementation science specialist on at the University of Alberta, Canada, as well as an associate editor with the BMC Public Health Journal. He is also a Senior Medical Officer with Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency.

Ejemai is a member of Health Systems Global’s Translating Evidence to Action Thematic Working Group, as well as several other global implementation science and health systems networks such as the Global Implementation Society (GIS), the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration and the Nigeria Implementation Science Alliance. He served as co-chair of the West African Network of Emerging Leaders in Health Policy and Systems (WANEL) up until May 2020.

The Global Implementation Society is thrilled for our facilitated discussion on December 15!

Submit your nomination below!