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About Us

Mission & Vision

We envision a world where all mothers experience pregnancy and childbirth safely and with respect, and all newborns get a safe start in life.

We partner with governments to deploy affordable and scalable solutions through government hospitals to sustainably improve quality of care and maternal and newborn outcomes.

Our Team

We are committed to developing strong local capacity to deliver long-term impact for mothers and babies at scale.

Our team in Kenya offers a diverse set of skills to build, deploy and scale maternal health solutions in government health systems: frontline clinical expertise, public and private partnerships, product design, data science, research and analytics, and cutting-edge technology.

Our Leadership Team

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Rachael Alldian

Director of Global Programs

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Victor Bwire

Head of Service Delivery Design

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Priscah Chemeli

Head of Research Projects

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Laura Down

Head of Global Communications

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Cynthia Kahumbura

Co-Executive Director

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Aigelgel Kirumburu

Head of Kenya Communications

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Dr. Sarah Little

Head of Quality Assurance

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Dr. Job Makoyo

Deputy Country Director

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Sieglinder Mghenyi

Head of Health
System Strengthening

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Joseph Mutweleli

Head of Public and Private Partnerships

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Rebecca Nakidhambya

Head of Human Resources and Admin

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Risper Ouso

Head of Finance and Operations

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Jay Patel

Director of Technology

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Nick Pearson

Founder Co Executive Director

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Dr. Sathy Rajasekharan

Co-Executive Director

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Javan Waita

Head of Programmes

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Anneka Wickramanayake

Director of Research, Evaluation and Design

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Kayla Huemer

Head of Product Management

Our Board of Directors

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Dr. Dana Duncan

Global Evidence Generation Lead for Healthcare Insights, Roche Information Solutions

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Susan Doherty

Managing Director, Coral Tree Partners LLC

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Thomas Kisimbi

Senior Global Health Expert

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Dr. Wangui Muthigani

Universal Health Coverage Secretariat Universal Health Coverage Secretariat, Ministry of Health Kenya

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Maeghan Orton

Digital Health Strategist, Global Health Academy, University of Edinburgh

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Nick Pearson

Founder & Co-Executive Director, Jacaranda Health

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Matthew Rehrig

Director at Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

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Ying Sun

Associate Partner, McKinsey

Our Partners

Partnerships are the backbone of our work.

We believe sustainable impact is achieved through strong partnerships, which we have forged with local and national governments, implementing organizations, research institutions, and our generous supporters. We look forward to deepening existing and developing new partnerships that will extend the reach and impact of our work.

Interested in partnering?

Government Partners
Government partnerships sit at the heart of how we deliver solutions and achieve impact. We work with county and national governments in Kenya and other African countries to co-design solutions that support their maternal health priorities, and deploy them through the public health system, where we can reach more underserved mothers and achieve greatest impact. 
  • Kenyan Ministry of Health
  • Eswatini’s Ministry of Health
  • The Ghana Health Service
  • The Council of Governors
  • County Government of Bungoma
  • County Government of Busia
  • County Government of Kakamega
  • County Government of Migori
  • County Government of Siaya
  • County Government of Kisii
  • County Government of Makueni
  • County Government of Kitui
  • County Government of Kilifi
  • County Government of Kwale
  • County Government of Nairobi
  • County Government of Machakos
  • County Government of Meru
  • County Government of Kirinyaga
  • County Government of Nyeri
  • County Government of Murang’a
  • County Government of Kericho
  • County Government of Nakuru
  • County Government of Kajiado
  • County Government of Narok
  • County Government of Kiambu
  • County Government of Tharaka Nithi
Our Funding Partners

We are grateful for our network of committed funding partners – including large-scale funding organizations, family foundations, bilateral development agencies and corporate funders – who share our ambition to improve care and outcomes for mothers and babies in the areas we operate. Our approach with funders has always been to bring them to the table as true stewards of this vision, and walk with us on our journey to scale.

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Implementing & Research Partners
Jacaranda is proud to collaborate with a diverse network of implementing and research partners to ensure every mother has a safe journey through the health system: from plugging gaps across the continuum of care, to improving the technology that supports women and nurses, to understanding the contextual challenges that hinder either access or provision of quality care.
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