Victoria Wairimu Kimotho, MPH

Victoria Wairimu Kimotho, MPH
Researcher
Advocacy Manager
African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) Headquarters
Email: Victoria.kimotho@gmail.com
Website: http://www.amref.org
Phone: 254 (0)725 361415



Biography

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Victoria Kimotho earned a MPH in Health Behaviour and Health Policy from St. George’s University, Grenada in December 2008 and is currently in the final stage of pursuing a PhD in Public Health at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Kenya Medical Research Institute – Instutute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Ms. Kimotho is also currently a researcher with the Directorate of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) at the African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF). Some of her responsibilities include taking the lead in developing AMREF advocacy strategy and establishing strategic partnerships for advocacy at national and global levels with the result of representing Africa for CSOs on health asks for civil G8 discussions with SHERPAs and G8 foreign ministers. She also provides research support to all AMREF country offices – Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Southern Sudan, and Ethiopia. Ms. Kimotho speaks English, Kiswahili, and Italian.

Areas of Interest
Strengthening Health Systems and Community Systems with a focus on human resources for health - community health workers and midlevel health workers for primary health care.
Affiliations
WINDREF Research Fellow
Selected Publications

Ngatia P. M., Kimotho V. W., and Gatonga P. (2012) Averting Professional Decay among Health Workers in Sub-Saharan Africa through Continuing Professional Development (World Federation of public health associations publication)

Shifting tasks to save lives: the example of AMREF- trained clinical officers in Southern Sudan. (2011) a case study that was nominated for the awards of excellence at the 2nd Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) forum, Bangkok January 25th–29th of January, 2011

Nzyuko S.& Kimotho V (2010) Assessment of AMREF’s Capacity in documentation, dissemination and advocacy, 2010 AMREF HQ

Nzyuko S. & Kimotho V (2010) Advocacy toolkit/trainming manual for AMREF staff and partners, 1st edition published 2011- KUL printers

Retention of Clinical officers in Southern Sudan: A tracer study of Maridi National Health Training Institute (NHTI) Graduates in Southern Sudan - Research findings report

Ngatia P. & Kimotho, V (2009) Retention of Clinical officers in Southern Sudan: A tracer study of Maridi National Health Training Institute (NHTI) Graduates. medicine & health 2010, October 2009, p. 42

Kimotho, V., Macpherson, C., Elci O. C., De Groote, T. & Noël, T. (2009). Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP): Baseline Utilization of Health Services Survey of Women in Grenada report. (Publication papers in development)

Selected Projects

Develop and deliver evidence based advocacy projects by developing AMREF’s advocacy strategy, coordinating advocacy, ensuring links and partnerships are maintained for influencing policy makers at national, regional and global levels.

Stand up for African Mothers campaign coordinator 2012 - 2015 http://www.standupforafricanmothers.com/ to train 15000 midwives before 2015 to reduce maternal mortality in Africa.

Undertaking PHD in public health offered by Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (ITROMID) of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Kenya Medical and Research Institute.

Video clip of advocacy at the world water forum:
http://allafrica.com/view/resource/main/main/id/00030979.html