Program Director, WEM Integrated Health Services (WEMIHS)
Wairimu Mungai is the Executive Director of WEMIHS, an NGO that provides integrated health and development services in the Central Province of Kenya. WEMIHS is a nationally recognized program with a track record of best practices in prevention and behavior change for youth, ART adherence education, psychosocial support for people living with HIV/AIDS, and sustainable livelihoods to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on vulnerable communities.
Ms. Mungai has a wealth of experience in capacity building, policy development, gender, and HIV/AIDS mainstreaming. From 1997-2000, Ms. Mungai served as Capacity Building Deputy Manager for Catholic Relief Services, where she focused on capacity building for child survival programs in Kenya and Tanzania. In 2003, Ms. Mungai worked as the Project Coordinator with Futures Group Europe providing technical support required by key national level policy making and coordinating organizations, such as the National AIDS, STI Coordinating Program (NASCOP) and National AIDS Control Council (NACC).
A native of Kenya, Ms. Mungai received her B.S. in Nutrition and Food Systems Administration from State University New York at Buffalo and a M.A. in Education from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where she specialized in Curriculum Development and Training. Ms. Mungai is married and has three children.