Loice Ombajo

Health | Kenya

2021 New Voices Fellow


Loice Achieng Ombajo is an infectious disease specialist and senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi Department of Medicine. She chairs Kenya’s national working group on antimicrobial stewardship. She also heads the Infectious Disease Unit at the Kenyatta National Hospital and leads the case management subcommittee at the National Task Force on COVID-19. She is secretary of the Infectious Disease Society of Kenya and the HIV Clinicians Society of Kenya. She is currently leading the establishment of antimicrobial stewardship programs at various sites in Kenya through the Fleming Fund. Her research interests include antimicrobial stewardship and HIV where she is currently leading large clinical trials on improved antiretroviral regimens.

Loice teamed up with 2015 New Voices Fellow Shikoh Gitau and 2016 New Voices Fellow Thumbi Mwangi to create the Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (CEMA), which is currently the only such center in Africa.