Penina Ogendo is a Public Health Specialist, with over 10 years’ experience working with Safe Water and Aids Project (SWAP), which is a public Health Organization in Western Kenya. In June 2021, she received her Master of Science in Health Informatics from Karolinska Intitutet, Sweden. In 2014, she completed her undergraduate studies in Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at Maseno University, Kenya and a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation course at African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF).
She has been responsible in developing the programmatic and community health activities as well as utilizing research and evidence-based practices to support improvement of community projects being implemented within the organization (SWAP).
On leadership roles, she is currently a senior management team member at SWAP where she participates in making key organizational decisions. Previously she served as a board member to child Link Kenya, an organization that upholds children’s rights by linking them to relevant service providers and promoting behavioral change. Additionally, she served as an executive committee member at Impact investment to support Access to Health Foundation (IISAH), an organization that aims to improve accessibility of physical rehabilitation care for people with physical challenges in Kenya.
In academia, she is currently a part-time lecturer at Maseno University, Kenya under the School of Computing and Informatics.
In 2019, she won a competitive scholarship award for a two-year master’s studies in Health Informatics at Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm Universitet in Sweden.
In October 2022 she was Nominated by Safe Water and Aids Project as an affiliate member at the University of Illinois at the department of School of Public Health, Global Health Program.