Living Goods at the Women Deliver Conference, 2023. Join Us!

This month, Living Goods will be at the Women Deliver 2023 Conference in Kigali Rwanda, July 17-20! We look forward to connecting with you and other like-minded organizations to address challenges, break barriers and identify opportunities to advance gender equality and improve the wellbeing of girls and women, in all their intersecting identities. You’ll find us at booth Kivu 45 in the exhibit hall throughout the week as well as at the following events: 

  • Breaking the Silos: Partnerships for Integrated Programming for Vulnerable Adolescent Girls: July 19, 5:30 – 7:00pm Room: AD 10.1. Living Goods Uganda Deputy Country Director/Director of Program Delivery Dr. Stella Kanyerere will be a featured speaker at this session hosted by CIFF Africa Girl Capital Team.  
  • A Strong Health Workforce for Women: Accountability for Commitments July 20, 9:30 –11:00am CAT Room MH3.1. Living Goods is co-hosting this concurrent session with partners which will feature our government ally Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o from Kisumu County Kenya.  

Keep scrolling to meet our WD2023 delegation and visit our website to learn more about what events we are participating in this year.  

Liz Jarman, Chief Executive Officer 

Liz was named CEO in 2018 and is a member of the Living Goods Board of Directors. She sets the vision for how Living Goods partners with African governments to effectively strengthen and deliver high impact, life-saving community health services. Based in Kenya, where she has lived for more than 10 years, she leads a team of over 450 colleagues across 3 African countries and the US. During her tenure, Liz has overseen a 50% increase in revenue, and doubled the number of CHWs supported, new country expansion efforts, and the incorporation of family planning and immunization tracking services. She also led the development of an ambitious new 5-year strategic plan (2022-2026) that will ensure Living Goods continues to save lives at scale through country-led digitally enabled community health systems. 

Thomas Opiyo Onyango, Kenya Country Director

Thomas joined Living Goods as Country Director Kenya in June 2018 and is responsible for driving and executing country-level strategy, team development and representing the organization with key stakeholders. He is a dynamic global health leader and has close to two decades of experience in healthcare. Before joining Living Goods, Thomas built his career in the pharmaceutical world with progressive leadership responsibilities across Africa with Merck and Novartis. His current focus is to effectively implement the new multi-year strategy and specifically enhance Government partnership to drive national impact that leverages digital technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry & a Master’s in Business Administration from Strathmore University. 

Dr. Stella Kanyerere, Uganda Deputy Country Director

Dr. Kanyerere oversees the implementation of Living Goods’ strategy in Uganda and manages the Programs Delivery team. Additionally, she supports growth of strategic partnerships and business development efforts. Stella is a medical practitioner and public health specialist with more than a decade’s experience in planning, implementation, and M&E of maternal, neonatal and child health programs. Her experience also encompasses provision of technical assistance in health system strengthening to government at the national and district levels. Stella joined Living Goods as a Community Health Program Manager and led the implementation of the GAVI funded immunization program, providing technical and managerial oversight for the training, M&E, and quality assurance functions. Prior to joining Living Goods, Stella worked in HIV programming at Protecting Families Against HIV AIDS (PREFA) and the Uganda Aids Commission. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Melbourne, Australia and a MBChB from Makerere University, Uganda in addition to other certificates and short courses in program management and evaluation. 

Fidelis Kangéthe, Deputy Director of Business Development

Fidelis is a development professional with more than 10 years’ experience in both humanitarian and development sectors. She has worked with several international organisations at country and regional levels in Africa. Her cross-cutting skills in Programme Management, Policy Advocacy and Resource Mobilization are expertly applied in her role as a Deputy Director, Bi and Multilateral, Business Development with Living Goods. Fidelis leads in defining the strategic direction of the Bi/Multi revenue stream, stakeholder engagements and strategic partnerships.  She holds a Master’s in Development Studies from the University of South Africa. Fidelis is passionate about human rights and a feminist at heart!  

Prossy Muyingo, Community Health Worker, Uganda

Prossy Muyingo is a community health advocate and community health worker in Mityana district, central Uganda. Since 2019, Prossy has been providing reproductive, maternal, and child health services to 120 households. From the onset of the pandemic, she has been playing a key role of providing reliable information about COVID to her community. When she is not busy providing health services, Prossy is a hairdresser. She offers these services from her home, to supplement her family income. Prossy is married and has three children.  

We are excited to announce the attendance of our government partners: 

Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o, Governor Kisumu County, Kenya

Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o is the Governor of Kisumu County Government in the Republic of KenyaHe served as a Member of Parliament for 20 years and Senator for 5 years. He has also served in the national government as a Cabinet Minister for Planning and National Development and later as Cabinet Minister for Medical ServicesAs Minister for Planning & National Development, he initiated the Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation (ERS) for Kenya in 2003. He also came up with strategies to revamp the National Health Insurance Fund scheme to expand cover to both in-patient and out-patient during his tenure as Minister for Medical Services. Prof. Nyong’o holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago and taught at the University of Nairobi, El Colegio de Mexico and Addis Ababa University before joining the African Academy of Sciences as Head of Programs. In 1995 he was awarded the German-African Award for his contribution to democracy and democratisation in Africa. He was recently a Gro Harlem Brundland Senior Leadership Fellow in the Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development, the Harvard School of Public Health, from Dec. 2013 to March 2014.

We look forward to his participation in WD2023 as a speaker and panelist at A Strong Health Workforce for Women: Accountability for Commitments’, a concurrent session co-hosted by Living Goods, Chemonics, Global Health Council, and the Frontline Health Workers Coalition.

Dr. Gregory Ganda – County Executive Committee Member for Health, Kisumu, Kenya

Dr. Ganda is the Acting Chief Officer for Health and Sanitation in Kisumu County providing strategic policy direction. He is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist and gynecologic-oncologist by profession with over 13 years of experience. Dr. Ganda has carved out a niche as a seasoned and experienced administrator and leader. He holds a Master of Medicine from Moi University and a Fellowship in Gyn-Oncology from the University of Toronto. He boasts a wealth of skill and expertise in the management of cancers of the female genital tract and is passionate about cancer prevention through early detection and treatment. He is a founder member and chair of the Kisumu Cancer Alliance. In 2019, this passion saw him recognized and appointed as the Lead Consultant for the National Ministry of Health Cervical Cancer training guidelines which was the first strategy of its kind in Kenya. He was subsequently appointed as the Lead Consultant for Rwanda Cancer Screening Trainer of Trainers in 2020. He has a keen eye for research and has been a Principal Investigator in various studies and has presented on several topics at local and international conferences. He is a member of the International Gynecological Cancer Society (IGCS), Kenya Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (KOGS), and the Kenya Medical Association (KMA).  We are excited to have him join the delegation at WD2023 and to hear his insights about increasing access to health care for women and girls. 


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