Gladys Ngeno

Team Leader Maternal and Newborn Improvement (MANI) Quality of Care project, Kenya

Gladys Ngeno is a Public Health Specialist currently working with Options as the Team Leader for the UKAid-funded Maternal and Newborn Improvement (MANI) Quality of Care project in Kenya. Gladys’s passion for exploring the Climate and Health nexus spans 10 years. In 2019, with the COP 25 resolution to shift to renewable energy, she led the implementation of the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Organization funded International Climate Fund in Kenya, integrating renewable Energy and Maternal Health in Bungoma County. Prior to that, she led the implementation of a PEPFAR funded strengthening health care waste management systems. She led the introduction of non-burn technologies for medical waste treatment and disposal in Kenya. In addition, she was the technical lead on the development of Kenya’s 5 Year Strategic Plan on Health Care Waste Management (HCWM) 2016 – 2021 and National HCWM Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). She is a member of the Healthcare without Harm Network and an active member of National Technical Working Groups on Health Care Waste Management, Climate Change, and Health and Reproductive health. Through these networks, she has contributed to several Kenya policies enhancing Climate Change health resilience in Kenya.