Ruth Ngechu-Kihara

Ruth Ngechu-Kihara is the deputy country director of strategic partnerships and advocacy at Living Goods Kenya. Ngechu-Kihara is a skilled public health specialist with significant experience in providing leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of integrated health programs. Having worked in various public and private sector roles, Ngechu-Kihara's accumulated knowledge and networks have helped drive Living Goods’ innovative approaches, advocacy initiatives and strategic engagements. In her current role, Ruth provides overall leadership on country strategy, regional and global advocacy, and partner engagement. She is a doctoral candidate in health communications at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and holds a master's of science in health systems management from Kenya Methodist University.

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We Need a Greater Commitment to Community Health

Community health care should be enshrined in national and local budgets, similar to education and other health spending