The Afya Elimu Fund is the first of its kind.
Janet Muriuki is a medical doctor and public health specialist with over 15 years of experience in the health sector. She is currently the program lead for IntraHealth’s USAID-funded Human Resources for Health (HRH) Kenya mechanism, having previously held the same position under the HRH Capacity Bridge and Capacity Kenya projects. Janet previously worked for Pathfinder International as the quality improvement advisor and as service delivery specialist for HIV; TB; family planning; reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health under the APHIA II Nairobi-Central and APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast projects.
She has provided strategic, technical, and thought leadership, while activating broader thinking on national and county government and public and private sector health development. Muriuki has extensive experience in health systems strengthening; human resources for health at national and county government levels; training medical institutions in the design of training programs; traditional and innovative approaches for in-service training; improvement of health service delivery in the public, private, and faith-based sectors; policy guidelines formulation and implementation; quality improvement systems; and donor and government relations.
This technical brief covers our Afya Elimu Fund, an affordable loan program that enables low-income health professional students to complete their education without interruption. The program was...