Sexual and reproductive health

James N. Kiarie

Portrait photo of Dr James Kiarie

Coordinator, Human Reproduction Team

Dr. James N. Kiarie is the coordinator for the Human Reproduction Team. Dr. Kiarie qualified as an obstetrician gynaecologist in 1992. Prior to joining WHO in December 2014, he was an Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Nairobi, and a Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist in Kenyatta National Hospital.

Dr. Kiarie has over 20 years experience in teaching, clinical practice and research in the field of reproductive health, focusing on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and family planning. He has also led programs in health professionals training, mentorship and use of information technologies in research and training.

From 2008, he led the University of Nairobi HIV Fellowship Programme, which was the first programme approved by the university for public health training. He has been the principal investigator for the implementation of a number of multicountry and multisite research collaborations, such as the reproductive health decisions and HIV infection risk study, and for the training of HIV Programme Managers, to support the Kenyan National HIV AIDS response.

In 2014, Dr Kiarie received a merit award from the Kenya obstetrician and Gynaecologists Society in recognition of his services in providing and promoting reproductive health services in Kenya.