Samuel Kimani – Africa Coordinating Centre for Abandonment of FGM/C (ACCAF) & School of Nursing Sciences, University of Nairobi
Samuel Kimani is a Research Associate at Africa Coordinating Centre for Abandonment of FGM/C (ACCAF) & Senior Lecturer at the School of Nursing, University of Nairobi, Kenya. He has expertise, leadership, motivation and competencies for interventions and research activities that mitigate suffering of women and girls. His background in Nursing/Midwifery and contemporary global health issues enables him to work in a multi-disciplinary team executing interventions impacting directly on women/girls affected by FGM/C and reproductive health problems. He has strong interest on FGM/C and the attendant impacts on maternal and infant health. As a researcher he is part of investigators under the “evidence to end FGM/C” a Population Council-led DFID funded project. He is the principal investigator on medicalization of FGM/C in Kenya, and a multi-country health system strengthening study project. As a lecturer, he has been involved in clinical teaching, research supervision and mentorship, publishing, curriculum review and community-related capacity building. He has published widely and presented in national and international meetings.