Dr. Sylvia Ojoo DTM&H, MRCP(UK)
Appointed: 28th July, 2022
A holder of a Bachelor of Medicine (MBChB) from Nairobi University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Internal Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine, London School of Tropical Medicine, and Hygiene.
Dr. Sylvia Achieng’ Ojoo is a public health and clinical infectious disease professional, with over 25 years of experience leading the development of HIV and related health services nationally in Kenya and internationally; strengthening health systems; managing large teams; training, mentoring, and developing public health leaders; resource mobilization, and effectively managing multimillion dollar grants; and a recognized innovator in the field.
Currently Dr. Ojoo is the Faculty Co-Director and Resident Field Director of Eastern Africa for the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI), and Associate Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. In this position, she provides oversight and technical expertise for clinical services and research programs CGHPI has in the African region.
Dr. Ojoo provided technical leadership to the Ministry of Health of Kenya in the foundational period of ART scale-up between 2004-2006. She also served as a technical resource for HIV practice guidelines development internationally with the World Health Organization from 2004 to 2019, and locally in Kenya to date. She has been a speaker at international conferences, including the International AIDS Society, the annual INTEREST conference in Africa, and the African HIV Clinical Forum. Dr. Ojoo continues to work with ministries of health in sub-Saharan Africa in developing pathways to sustaining the tremendous gains towards the HIV pandemic response at a time when health systems are threatened by emerging challenges in the context of diminishing external resource streams. She currently serves as a Board Member of the National Syndemic Diseases Control Council.