Jackline Mosinya Nyaberi, PhD
Host Led (The Action Foundation)
What inspired you to join Mountaintop?
"A mountaintop fellowship sounds like conquering all mountains in the leadership space. I now count on mountains as my stepping stones to my/our transformational leadership."
Jackline Mosinya Nyaberi is a public health and health systems expert researcher at the School of Public Health, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
Jackline’s career has focused on strengthening ethics, health systems, and public health leadership to improve infectious disease preparedness and to reduce mortality, morbidity, and disability in vulnerable communities. In her role with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Jackline researches, teaches, and supports the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership Project as a networking coordinator, where she works with mentees drawn from Africa who will emerge as Epidemiologists and Biostatisticians alongside other mentors from different institutions in Africa. Before her current role, Jackline founded a department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Mount Kenya University and worked as a public health consultant with Amref Health Africa to improve Covid-19 vaccination uptake across Sub-Saharan Africa, and with Action against Hunger to improve public health outcomes in Somalia.
Her career accomplishments include formulating new health programs, policies, and strategies in Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Malawi to support pandemic preparedness plans, and publishing a book titled “101 Authentic Leadership Lessons: Impacting African Leaders.” Growing up in poverty and unable to afford menstrual pads, Jackline has been inspired to mentor adolescents, women, and girls, provides basic school items for low-income children in rural settings, and founded Ayanna Health Foundation, a non-profit which provides health services to vulnerable populations and mentorship.
Jackline received a degree in Biology and Chemistry, a Master of Public Health from Maseno University in Kenya, a Master of Global Bioethics from Anahuac University in Mexico, and a PhD in Public Health from Kenyatta University in Kenya. Jackline was named a 2021 Inaugural Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Fellow by the Kofi Annan Foundation, Africa CDC and African Union. Long term, Jackline hopes to continue her work in strengthening public health systems in Africa and beyond and to activate the next generation to become transformational leaders. She dreams to support not only health systems in Africa to experience a paradigm shift in governance and leadership, but also to support all interconnected ecosystems of all stakeholders.
In her fellowship, Jackline will serve with The Action Foundation, a nonprofit that works to end exclusion, discrimination, and violence towards children, women, and girls with disabilities in marginalized communities across Kenya. In her role, Jackline will support The Action Foundation’s growth phase through strategic communications, advocacy, and fundraising.