Dr. Sheila Nyawira Macharia

Managing Director, FP 2030 East and Southern Africa Regional Hub

Dr Sheila Nyawira Macharia is a Public Health Expert, with 20 plus years’ experience in the field of Adolescent Health, Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. She has A Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Nairobi and a Fellowship in Population and Development from the Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, U.S.A. She is also a Recipient of the Marjorie Horn Award from USAID/Washington for “Sustained leadership, tireless efforts moving Family Planning/Reproductive Health evidence to practice.” She is a passionate advocate for women’s and girl’s health and a youth mentor. Currently an Independent Consultant in Health Policy and Strategy she has served as a strategy advisor for various clients including USAID Washington, USAID Malawi, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Government of Kenya, developing health program strategies, formulating policy recommendations, and evaluating global health activities. She previously served as the USAID Kenya Director for Family Health a career spanning19 years, as the Mission’s strategic lead for family planning, reproductive health, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, nutrition, water, and sanitation.