Country Director - Alie Eleveld

Alie EleveldAlie Eleveld is Country Director with Safe Water and AIDS Project in Western Kenya since its start in 2005. She at the same time serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors.

Alie was born in the Netherlands. After Primary and Secondary School she went to Nursing School and qualified as a registered and pediatric Nurse doing most of her practical’s in a children’s hospital in the Hague. She further specialized in Tropical Medicine at the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.

In 1984 she left for Zambia and initially worked as a Primary Health Care Coordinator in a rural Hospital setting up immunization programs and providing health care for refugees from Mozambique. She then was transferred to a nearby referral hospital and worked as the AIDS Coordinator setting up a comprehensive program of counseling, home based care, training of counselors, STI and TB clinics, theatre performances in the community among others.

After 11 years Zambia Alie did short contracts and consultancies in Congo, Southern Sudan, Nairobi and Lamu in Kenya. In 1996 she worked for one year in a development organization in Rotterdam in the Netherlands handling incoming proposals for the health desk of Eastern Africa.

In 1997 Alie pursued a Diploma in Community Health Course at AMREF in Nairobi. After graduation she was posted for 3 years to the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Western Kenya to work as the Primary Health Care Coordinator. At the end of her contract she was employed by Society for Women and AIDS in Kenya, offering technical support for the Western Region in Kenya. Alie joined CDC as the AIDS Support Group Coordinator in November 2002 and worked in Rarieda, Siaya and Kisumu Districts in Nyanza Province in Kenya. Here she was building the capacity of HIV support groups, with HIV related trainings and Safe Water Systems Interventions. After CDC Alie joined Mildmay International as the Home Based Care Coordinator in Western Kenya until after successful fundraising it enabled her to start Safe Water and AIDS Project.

Alie has graduated in 2009 with a Masters in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Alie is also trained as TOT, TOF, VCT Counselor, Paralegal, Child Counselor and Master Trainer in Memory Book.

She is a Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Nyanza Reproductive Health Society, Kisumu and a Board Member of the Richard Brodsky Foundation in New York and a Warden for the Dutch Community in Western Kenya. She is the local representative for Western Kenya of the PUM Netherlands Senior Expert Program and Director of ATM consultancy services.

Alie has recently been re-elected as the Vice Chair of Nyanza Club, a private members club in Kisumu. She has also been elected as Board Member for HENNET, a National Network for Health NGO's and FBO's.

In April 2013 Alie was decorated by the Dutch Queen as a Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau

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