Angela Nguku

Executive Director, White Ribbon Alliance

As the Executive Director of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood in Kenya (WRA Kenya), Angela provides the vision for the alliance and translates that vision into clear strategies and goals, then unites members to accomplish them.

Angela is a highly regarded, transformational leader, technical expert and a program management specialist in the Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) sector, bringing more than 14 years of dedicated work toward ending preventable maternal and newborn deaths in Kenya, throughout Africa and around the world. She has worked for AAHI, AMREF, Christian Aid, and as an Independent Technical Consultant in the RMNCAH program development and management field, and as an international trainer, mentor and coach. A passionate midwife, Angela advocates for accountability for the health of mothers, newborns, adolescents and youth and for midwives’ voices to be heard. Angela too serves as a member of the People’s Voice Advisory Board of the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDGs era

Angela was first drawn to WRA while working in South Sudan and in the East African region where she experienced the sad reality of mothers and newborns dying daily from preventable causes. Moved by high maternal and newborn mortalities in her own country, Angela mobilized other likeminded players in Kenya and founded the WRA Kenya. WRA Kenya’s mission is to catalyze and convene a citizen led advocacy and accountability movement that ensures that the health and wellbeing of women and girls in pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period.

Angela holds Master’s degrees in health and in project management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and midwifery.

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