About Maureen Adudans

Community health enthusiast and passionate advocate! In my current position in the Eastern and Southern Africa UNICEF regional office, I work with the various country teams to strengthen and scale up integrated models for the delivery of essential services and interventions for mothers and children at community level. Our focus is to achieve Child Friendly Communities through approaches that are child-centered, follow the life-course approach, empower communities, have high-quality integrated multi-sectorial social services and that are accountable for results for children. Prior to joining UNICEF, I worked with the One Million Community Health Worker Campaign hosted by Columbia University. In this capacity, I led the Campaign's activities in Kenya, Uganda, Malawi and Tanzania, providing strategic leadership, advisory and technical support to country teams and supporting innovation, research and knowledge building. One of flagship initiatives stemming out of the Campaign's activities was the use of m-health technology to catalyze and transform the way CHWs work. I have a strong background in HIV prevention and reproductive health research and programming, having worked in various public medical, academic and research institutions. I hold a Master in Public Health Degree from the University of California Berkley, USA, a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from University of Nairobi, Kenya and a Certificate in Global Program Management and Leadership from University of Washington, USA.

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Master in Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
May 2007 to May 2008
Berkeley, United States

Bachelor Medicine and Surgery
University of Nairobi
September 1999 to September 2004
Nairobi, Kenya


Health Specialist
February 2018 to Present
Nairobi, Kenya

Consultant Child Health & Community Platforms
January 2017 to December 2017
Nairobi, Kenya

Health Systems Advisor & Deputy Director One Million Community Health Workers Campaign
Columbia University
May 2012 to December 2016
Nairobi, Kenya

Sexual and Reproductive Health Officer
August 2011 to April 2012
Nairobi, Kenya

Co-investigator & Study Coordinator
Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
May 2006 to July 2011
Kisumu, Kenya