Dr. Ruth Laibon-Masha, PhD, EBS

Dr. Ruth Laibon-Masha, PhD, EBS

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Ruth Laibon-Masha, PhD, is an expert in Public Health with more than 22 years of work experience serving in Government, United Nations, and Civil Society Organisations.  She is currently the Chief Executive Officer at National Syndemic Diseases Control Council (NSDCC) formerly recognized as the National AIDS Control Council in Kenya since September 2020. In this position, she bears the significant responsibility of overseeing the comprehensive initiatives to address the multifaceted challenges posed by HIV and other related epidemics in Kenya.  She plays a vital role in leading multiple stakeholders’ efforts towards policy development, resource mobilization, partnership cultivation, the provision of technical guidance and monitoring and evaluation.

At the global level, Dr. Masha extends her leadership influence where she serves as a member of the UNAIDS Global Council on Inequality, AIDS, and Pandemics, and a representative of Kenya on the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board. She is the Chairperson of the HIV Multisectoral Leadership forum of Director Generals of National AIDS Coordinating Agencies from 35 Countries, facilitating international collaboration and knowledge sharing in the field of HIV prevention under the umbrella of Global HIV Prevention Coalition.

Dr. Masha earned a doctoral degree in Public Health from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya, complemented by a Master’s degree in the same field.




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