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ODUOR KEVIN is a Public Health Specialist with considerable experience in the health care industry. He has worked in various organizations, leading projects and programs aimed at improving the health outcomes of people living with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and the general population. Oduor Kevin is currently the Chief Programs Officer at Stowelink Inc, a youth-led organization with a single most focus on addressing the burden of NCDs. Oduor’s experience in project management is attributed to his work at Population Services Kenya (PSK) where he served as a member of the National Coordinating Committee for Kitu Ni Kukachora project. Further, in 2019, Oduor Kevin was appointed as Kenyatta University Campus Director by Millenium Campus Network (MCN) to supervise and lead Millennium Fellows in their Social Impact projects. During this assignment, he successfully supervised the fellows and delivered them for graduation under the banner of Millennium Fellowship.

Oduor is an ardent champion for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and has presented several papers on the topic in both local and international UHC conferences including the 5th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference at the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK. He possesses a wealth of experience in public health research and article writing, and has published several papers on various thematic areas. Owing to his passion for public health research, Oduor won the 2020 Hideyo Noguchi Research Scholarship for Young African Researchers by World Health Organization and Japanese Government. As a result of this scholarship, Oduor Published a research on mHealth Interventions in Augmenting Universal Health Coverage.  Still in 2020, Oduor was among the only 6 young Africans who received the coveted Ban Ki-moon Center for Global Citizens Scholarship for his contribution in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholars).

Besides health, Oduor is passionate about leadership. He is a Co-founder and Executive Director of LEGACY LEADERSHIP AFRICA, whose primary ethos is to raise a generation of premium leaders across Africa, who are inspired and committed to creating change and leaving a lasting legacy of impact to families, communities and nations across the continent. He is also a co-founder of INFO4FOOD,  a social enterprise addressing post-harvest losses and ensuring food security. As an alumnus of Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI), Oduor is committed to mentoring and raising other leaders by leveraging his leadership acumen.

Oduor believes in the philosophy of optimism. He is in perfect agreement with the proponents of the theory, who submit that the world is the best of all possible worlds or, in ethics, that life is worth living. He believes that life yields good to those who profess good and bad to those who profess bad.

ODUOR KEVIN

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EDUCATION

2020

Certifacte-COVID-19 in Africa-Multidisciplinary Insights, University of Bordeaux-Bordeaux Summer School

2015-2020

B.Sc. Environmental Health, Kenyatta University

2019

Entrepreneurship In Emerging Economies, Harvardx University

Strengthening Health Workers Program, Harvardx University

Sustainability and Health Promotion, Kenyatta University in partnership with University of Helsinki, Finland

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2020, Ban KI-Moon Global Citizen Scholarship Hosted by Ban Ki-Moon Center for Global Citizens. – Austria

  • 2019, Millennium Fellowship Hosted by United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network – USA.

  • 2019, Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Cohort 34 Hosted by YALI Eastern Africa Regional Center – Kenya.

I realized that success is not a one-time act or a moment of luck and that “Overnight Success” is never true. Success is created through and by creating a habit caused by proper self-discipline.

Jan Mckingley Hilado