Irene MukuiIrene Mukui, HIV Access and Medical Affairs Leader, DNDi Africa

Dr Irene Mukui joined DNDi in March 2020 as HIV Access and Medical Affairs Leader in the DNDi Africa regional office.

Dr Mukui is a Medical Epidemiologist with over 17 years’ experience in clinical and health programme management. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Nairobi and an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. She is a former Fogarty Global Health Fellow (2018-2019) supported by the Northern Pacific Global Research Fellow Training Consortium with funding from Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr Mukui previously served in various leadership roles in the Ministry of Health in Kenya having been the Deputy Head of the ministry’s Universal Health Coverage Secretariat, and prior to that the Deputy Head of the National AIDS and STI Control Programme and Programme Manager for HIV Care and Treatment and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. She has contributed widely to the global HIV response having been a member of WHO HIV treatment Guidelines Development Group for many years, co-chairing the WHO HIV Drug Resistance Steering Group, and she is a member of multiple other HIV working groups.

Dr Mukui has been involved in implementation research across HIV prevention and treatment with her current focus being on pediatric HIV treatment and outcomes, mental health among HIV infected adolescents, and HIV drug resistance.