Ms. Angela Nguku
White Ribbon Alliance
Angela Nguku is the Founder and Executive Director of the White Ribbon Alliance Kenya. A passionate Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Adolescent Health (RMNAH) champion, Ms. Nguku’s career spans over 15 years of dedicated work towards ending preventable maternal and newborn deaths globally and amplifying the voices of marginalized and vulnerable populations in Kenya, throughout Africa, and globally. A graduate midwife and an accomplished thought leader, Ms. Nguku combines her influencing and negotiation skills in advocating for the accountability for RMNAH. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDGs Era, as well as on Advisory Groups for the Global Action Plan for Healthier Lives and Well Being and the Deliver for Good Campaign in Kenya. As a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2018 Goalkeeper she has written various articles on the need to invest in citizens in shaping the RMNAH agenda, why quality healthcare – defined by women and girls’ self-expressed needs – matters in the UHC era, why investing in frontline health workers and PHC is a best practice, and why COVID-19 response should not overshadow RMNAH care among others. She additionally serves in the steering committee for National CSOs Advocacy Funding.