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Everlyne Ombati

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) - 2014 Fellow

Everlyne holds BSc and Master’s Degrees in Medical Microbiology from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She has extensive experience with biomedical research and regulatory issues through her work with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and has been involved in coordinating the process of reviewing and restructuring of the research regulatory system within KEMRI.

Fellowship Focus
Everlyne's Fellowship project focused on advocacy for options designed to meet women’s multiple and diverse needs. She worked closely with Fellow Teresia Njoki to ensure that new HIV prevention options for women are part of the conversation in discussing Kenya's future planning for prevention at the national and county levels. She was especially interested in building awareness around research for multi-purpose prevention technologies (MPTs). These options will work to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. She engaged three distinct levels of participants: community/end users, the research community/medical fraternity and regulators. Her project captured perceptions, knowledge and interest around MPTs to determine if MPTs are a recognized need, explored what kind of products would be acceptable in Kenya, and promoted awareness of MPTs. She also engaged regulators to discuss the ethical development of MPTs and the regulatory challenges faced in introducing them.

Everlyne's Media Advocacy
New Pregnancy HIV Prevention Tools On The Way
Kenya: Deliver HIV Prevention Tools to Young Women

Materials
Poster - Raising awareness for microbicides and multipurpose prevention technologies in Kenya

Get in Touch

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