Monica Oguttu
Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET)

Monica is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET), an indigenous organization established in 1996 based in Kisumu with a network of over 350 health providers expanding access to SRH with more focus on Comprehensive Abortion Care. Monica is a Renowned Registered Nurse/Midwife specialized in Public health and an Alumni of Harvard school of Government. She garnered her leadership skills at Kenyatta National Teaching and Referral Hospital where she managed a busy maternity unit and was the first midwife to be trained in Post abortion care in Kenya. She is known for her ability to promote collaboration between government officials, private and public sector providers and communities to work together for results. Her top priorities are access to SRH including abortion services, task shifting/sharing, training materials and standards and guidelines. She has participated in various Technical Working Groups e.g. WHO Technical Working Group for Task shifting/Sharing in Abortion Care and Board member of SAAF and Ipas among others. Her awards and recognitions include; Margaret Sanger Award by PPFA (2004 and 2006); Africa SRHR Champion in 2013 by IPAS for outstanding dedication and devotion to women’s health & rights; by KOGs in 2015 as Sexual reproductive health rights County Advocate Champion; appointed by Kisumu Governor in 2017 to Chair the County Health Taskforce; a recipient of the Joan B. Dunlop Award by IWHC and last year awarded Abortion service provider Champion: at The unfinished Revolution 111 conference at Rhodes University of South Africa.

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