Dr. Alfred Kiragu
PS Health Representative in KUTTRH Board
Ministry of Health, Kenya
Dr Karagu is a public health specialist with over 14 years' experience in clinical care, health services management, monitoring and evaluation, training, and public health research. He holds a Bachelors degree in Medicine and Surgery and a Master of Science in Health Systems Management and is a graduate of the Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme, a competency-based training by the Ministry of Health and the United States Centre for Disease Control.
He has vast experience in program management in both the infectious and non-communicable disease prevention spheres having worked in the public health sector across the national and county government levels. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Cancer Institute of Kenya, a statutory body established under the Cancer Prevention and Control Act of 2012 to coordinate and regulate cancer prevention and control activities. He is thus spearheading the development of policies, guidelines, and standards to enhance access to cancer treatment, quality improvement initiatives for better treatment outcomes, and improved cancer data management to inform policy and practice.
Dr. Karagu has a keen interest in health system research with a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at local and international conferences. He is passionate about strengthening health systems to respond to the rising burden of non-communicable diseases through innovations and effective partnerships