Alice Kang’ethe is the Chief Operating Officer at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). Ms. Kang’ethe joined CHAI in 2005, having previously volunteered in 2003, when she helped develop the first comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment plans for the governments of South Africa and Tanzania.
Most recently Ms. Kang’ethe served as the Executive Vice President of the Vaccines, Human Resources for Health, and Family Planning programs. In this capacity she oversaw the development and execution of CHAI’s global vaccine delivery and family planning strategy to accelerate the introduction of new vaccines, enhance the performance and efficiency of vaccine cold chain systems and to accelerate the uptake of long acting reversible contraceptives, expanding access to contraception. She previously served as the Deputy Country Director of Kenya, where she was instrumental in the design and implementation of an innovative Human Resources for Health program focusing on the deployment, training, and mentorship of healthcare workers in rural districts. She also launched CHAI’s Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) program in six countries, and managed a portfolio of key CHAI countries including Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Uganda, and Zambia in her role as a Regional Director for Southern Africa.
Prior to joining CHAI, Ms. Kang’ethe was a management consultant at KPMG East Africa, where, among other assignments, she was part of the team that was appointed as the Local Fund Agent for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the Eastern African region. There she helped oversee a US$320 million grant for Kenya.
Ms. Kang’ethe holds a first class degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a Masters in Economics and Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics.