E&K Health Consulting has a formidable team of experienced professionals in health and communications industries.
Health Lead: Dr. Josea Rono
Dr Josea Rono is an entrepreneur and global health expert. He has over five years experience in leadership & management in global health policy, vaccine development, project management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), epidemiology & immunology. He has demonstrated expertise in these specialties through his work and consultancy positions at: Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics (NVD) – Italy, University of Oxford/Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Program – Kenya, Laboratory & Allied Pharmaceutical Company – Kenya, the USAID funded Academic Model Providing Access to Health (AMPATH) program – Kenya and at the Ministry of Health of the Government of Kenya (MoH – GoK). His main goal is to be a leader in policy interventions that strengthen health systems and contribute towards poverty eradication.
He is well published internationally most recently in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal. He is a regular speaker at international conferences such as the the Bill & Melinda Gates funded Keystone Symposium on Malaria & the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene conferences in the USA. He has also been interviewed by Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV).
Dr. Rono earned his PhD from Karolinska Institute in Sweden and is an alumnus of the Leadership & Management in Health Program of the University of Washington, USA.
Communications and Strategy Lead: Emmy Chirchir
Emmy Chirchir brings together the team that handles the health communications. She has experience developing communication strategies and products, media planning and relations, marketing among others from her various consultancies with international organisations such as the World Bank – IFC Health in Africa Initiative, UNCCD, KPMG IDAS Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) program, Givewatts and Deutsche Welle. She has a good grasp of stakeholders and key players (public and private) in the health sector landscape in Africa and beyond.