Serah Nduta Njenga is a Gender and Health Technical Specialist with over 10 years of experience in research covering a wide range of topics including sexual reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, systems strengthening, gender mainstreaming and inclusion and women’s economic empowerment.
Prior to joining ICRW, Nduta worked as a research consultant. She also served as a research and programming officer at LVCT Health, where she participated in development, testing and evaluation of program and research interventions for more than 10 large multi-sectoral projects. She was a principal investigator and coordinator in the first-ever project that tested effective delivery of daily oral HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis as part of an HIV combination prevention intervention. This intervention in Kenya included 1,700 young women at high HIV risk, female sex workers and men who have sex with men. The findings of the study informed development of Kenya’s national guidelines for oral PrEP, as well as essential steps, considerations and strategies for scaling up. Nduta has provided capacity-building of health workers, community leaders and other community members in more than 50 public health facilities in Kenya. She has also provided technical assistance to the translation of different study results to policy and practice, such as national guidelines on the management of sexual violence.