Regional Technical Advisor, Kenya
Eric Wakaria is an accomplished Health Systems Strengthening Specialist with over eight years of experience working within diverse clinical, public health, and research settings in areas of laboratory quality systems management, accreditation, document development, strategic planning and hands-on training.
Prior to joining the inSupply project implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., Mr.Wakaria held various roles and positions in Kenya and South Sudan in strengthening the laboratory system to support HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria, and other priority diseases. He is one of the few in the world to have achieved the master trainer level of the Strengthening Laboratory Management Towards Accreditation (SLMTA) program, a stepwise quality improvement approach to help laboratories in resource limited settings achieve accreditation. He led the successful implementation of this program in the Kenya National Blood Transfusion facilities. Mr. Wakaria holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biomedical Science and Technology from Egerton University and is currently completing a Master’s of Science degree in Health System Management from Kenya Methodist University.