Emmy Kavere Awino
I am a talented health and community development practitioner with a distinguished career in nursing, Christian, Medical health and psychological counseling, research, leadership and management for over 15 years. I have been actively involved in the implementation and management of Care and support to orphans and vulnerable children, advocacy and strengthening of people living with HIV&AIDS, Health and Education research, Community Empowerment and Governance programmes that impact on livelihoods with broad stakeholder involvement for increased impact and sustainability.
In my previous engagement I successfully introduced and strengthened planning and evaluation meetings, work plans, activity schedules and introduced linkages of school management committee representatives in the study program for the project sustainability. I helped recover 1.8 million Kenya shillings for the project and restructured budget expenses to maximize goal achievement.
While at AED I successfully recruited 180 community health workers from four(4) self help groups, trained them on Home and community based health care, established 143 caregiver support groups and linked them to other partners including CACC; two groups grew to CBOs and receive funding to date. I also helped form the first network in Rongo for people living with HIV and AIDS. Lastly I spearheaded the formation and capacity building of Area Advisory Council (AAC); a department that focuses on child protection- resulted in recruitment of 4 volunteer children officers for the district.
As a nurse at Maseno University I established the maternal child health and family planning department and also introduced work place and health counseling services to department staff and the students.
Co-author: Schistosoma mansoni infection can jeopardize the duration of protective levels of antibody responses to immunizations against hepatitis B and Tetanus Toxoid
Co-author: The use of mobile phone technology for household disease reporting of Diarrhoea cases for the strengthening of Health Information Systems and Health Policy in Usoma community of Kogony division-Kisumu East District-manuscript preparation
Second author: Comparison of school-based mass drug administration schedules in areas of western Kenya with moderate initial prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni infections
Thesis: Knowledge, sources of information and Health-seeking behavior for schistosomiasis control by primary school health teachers in Seme Sub-County, Kisumu County, Kenya.