Ms. Jane Thiomi has been the Nairobi regional manager in LVCT for the last 7 years. She previously served as the Western and Eastern regional manager. She has worked in LVCT since 2001 rising through the ranks from a VCT counsellor to a senior manager. She has over 15 years’ work experience in counselling and training in various HIV and Aids related fields.
Ms. Thiomi holds a master’s degree in counselling studies from Durham UK. She has provided capacity building consultancies in HIV care and treatment in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Uganda and South Sudan. She has been extensively involved in developing curriculums for Counsellor Supervisors’ for the Ministry of Health in Kenya through the National Aids and STI Control Programme (NASCOP) and the development of HIV counselling and testing manual in South Sudan. A trained nurse by profession with many years of experience, Ms. Thiomi provides leadership for various LVCT projects and manages the implementation of these projects in Nairobi with special focus on HIV Testing and Counselling, Gender Based Violence prevention and Post Rape Care. She is passionate about the, Most at Risk Populations. She was involved in developing the World Health Organization (WHO) repeat and retesting guidelines and was part of the HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) report writing team which was the first in the country since the start of HTC. She has also participated and overseen the development of ground-breaking innovations like the Partner Notification Services (PNS). Ms. Thiomi takes pride in being a Pre- Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) champion and the DREAMS technical lead.