Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health, Kenya
Dr. Nicholas Muraguri is the Principal Secretary for Health in the Republic of Kenya. He is a visionary Public Health leader with technical and managerial expertise in Health and Development; a broad working knowledge of the structure and operations of Government, the United Nations’ system and other international and regional institutions involved in global health, political and socio-economic development.
Before being appointed Principal Secretary, Dr. Muraguri was the Director of Medical Services in the Ministry of Health. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the United Nations Initiative – The Global Plan towards Elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive. Dr. Muraguri has also served as the Director of the National AIDS and STI Control Program, in the Ministry of Health, from 2008- 2012.
Dr. Muraguri is an innovative and results driven public health professional with extensive experience in the development, management and leadership of public health programs.