Ms. Angela Mutunga is the Director of Advocacy and Policy, at Jhpiego, currently based at Jhpiego Kenya. This new unit is created to support Jhpiego’s growing visibility and leadership in advocating for high-impact global health programs and policies at national, regional and global levels. Angela offers overall strategic leadership to the unit that works across all Jhpiego technical areas implemented in over 40 country offices.
Prior to Joining Jhpiego, Angela served a five-year term as the Africa Regional Program Advisor for the Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health until the end of June 2018. Over this period, Angela provided strategic leadership and oversight, majorly in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) to the country project teams to increase financial and political support; and advocate for relevant policy changes at national and subnational levels for family planning in line with the goals of FP2020. Angela also worked to foster national, regional and global collaboration for AFP initiative. She worked with other diverse but allied AFP partners and broader coalitions to facilitate use of the AFP advocacy portfolio and diffusion of best practices in advocacy.
Prior to joining AFP, Angela was the Country Director for Family Care International (FCI), Kenya Office, where she held several positions of increasing responsibility. Angela has over 15 years of experience in advocacy on sexual and reproductive health, specializing in maternal and newborn issues, human rights approaches to reproductive health, social accountability and quality assurance methodologies. She has led efforts to establish many advocacy alliances, strengthen civil society advocacy capacity and conduct multi-country health research surveys at community and health facility levels. Angela is also a trained accountant with over 18 years of service in finance and administration positions. She holds a Art degree in Sociology and Communication, is a Certified Public Accountant and is currently pursuing her MSc. in Health Economics and Policy at the University of Nairobi.