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Professor of biomedical sciences, Amref International University (AMIU)

Prof Tammary Esho is an academic and a researcher in women’s health. Her research in FGM has contributed immensely to global policy guidelines by WHO and UNFPA. She is a founder member of the Africa Society for Sexual Medicine and technical reviewer and editor with the International Society for Sexual Medicine.

She has been the Director of the Centre of Excellence for the Eradication of FGM at Amref Health Africa, a technical agency that works with countries and intergovernmental bodies in Africa to eradicate FGM.

Prior to joining Amref Health Africa she was fully in academia and was a Senior Lecturer, researcher and Head of Department of Health Systems Strengthening and Public Health at the Technical University of Kenya. She has mentored many masters and PhD students. She is well published and globally connected to various academic and development institutions in Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Prof Esho holds a Masters is in Human Sexuality from the Catholic University Leuven in Belgium and a PhD is in Biomedical Sciences.


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    Professor of biomedical sciences , Amref International University (AMIU)