Ms. Annrita Njeri Ikahu is the Head of policy and partnership. She has more than 10 years’ experience in HIV policy development.
She holds a degree in counselling psychology (BA) from Methodist University and a Master’s degree in health systems management. Annrita has vast experience in new HIV prevention programming approaches development that respond to the evolving HIV epidemiological trends in Kenya. She has offered oversight in development of the self-testing pilot and PrEP service delivery models including integrated models for MSM in public health facilities. For the last 5 years, she has provided leadership in the youth hotline tele-counselling (one2one); a platform that focuses on youth related issues such as sexual reproductive health, relationship challenges, HIV positive youth on ART, adherence issues and sexually transmitted and HIV related challenges. She has been involved and contributed to policy formulation and review; specifically playing a leadership role in the review of the national HTC guidelines in Kenya. Additionally, she played a key role in providing oversight for the development of the first health helplines guidelines and standards including SRH related guidelines. Internationally, she has participated in programs evaluation in; Botswana MOH VCT program and Cote d’ivoire’s door to door program. She also supported the process of carrying out the needs assessment for the Botswana VCT program and supported development of a refresher package for the providers.