Lucy Natecho Namusonge

Lucy Natecho Namusonge

Name: Lucy Natecho Namusonge

Contact details:

E-mail: namusonge@kibu.ac.ke

Website: kibu.ac.ke

Academic Qualification

Institution [ Date from – to ]Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), Kenya. [2018- to date]PhD in Public Health (Ongoing)
Kenyatta University, Kenya.[2013-2017]MPH (Reproductive Health)
Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Kenya. [2015]Certification in Monitoring and Evaluation
The University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa. [2009-2012]Bachelor of Nursing Science
St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing, Mukumu, Kenya.[2001-2004]Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN)

Field of Specialization

  • Nursing: Health Services Management, Health Sciences Education and Community Health
  • Public Health (Reproductive Health)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK)
  • Member of the Nursing Council of Lesotho (NCL)
  • Member of the Health Professionals Council of Namibia (HPCN)

Work Experience

Date from toInstitution, Location (City, Country)Person Responsible ToPositionResponsibilities/Duties
February 2019 to dateKibabii University (KIBU)Tutorial Fellow-
Nursing Education, Administration & Research
  • Teaching of students
  • Mentorship
  • Assessment of students
May 2018 to 2019Masinde Muliro University of Science and TechnologyPart-time Lecturer in the School of Public Health
  • Teaching of students
  • Mentorship
  • Assessment of students
January 2017 to April 2018University of Namibia, Rundu CampusPart-time Lecturer in the School of Nursing
  • Teaching of students
  • Clinical accompaniment and student administrative issues
  • Assessment of clinical education needs during simulation sessions.
  • Research guidance and supervision.
January 2016 to December 2016PATH A catalyst for Global HealthProgram Officer RH/MNCH/FP
  1. Ensuring implementation of Project Activities:
    • Ensure strong coordination and maximum integration of all activities with other partners and stakeholders
    • Ensure successful transference of mentoring and service delivery to the MOH by supporting leadership, direction and coordination, and decision-making
    • Thorough implementation of planned activities, continue, improve and expand RH/MNCH/FP services within the project zone in a manner that ensures high-quality standards and efficiency.
    • Take the direct lead of planning and implementation of all planned RH/MNCH/FP activities within assigned geographic area of the APHIAplus Western Kenya project, under the overall supervision of the RH/MNCH/FP Advisors respectively. Ensure these activities are implemented to the highest degree of quality possible.
    • Activities include: supportive supervision, mentorship and coaching, on-job-training, off-site orientation, dissemination of guidelines and standards, implementing quality improvement initiatives, organizing and managing RH campaigns, community outreach and community health worker education, fostering community-facility linkages, and other activities as outlined in the Project’s annual workplan.
  2. Program Support: Work Planning, and Budgeting, Financial Reconciliation, and Reporting:
    • Analyze reports received from field sites, including financial reports
    • Carry out other duties as necessary and as assigned by immediate supervisor
    • Help research, write and compile program information and statistics for use by internal APHIAplus/PATH offices
    • Conduct programmatic innovations that will be lifesaving and will improve the quality of healthcare services to clients.
    • Assist with other programmatic and administrative duties as required for successful implementation of program activities
    • Support demand creation for services through community mobilization, health education and advocacy for RH/MNCH/FP services.
    • Ensure the required technical and administrative reports are submitted on time, and are completed accurately and professionally.
    • Assist with the development of work plans, liaising with Ministry of Health staff and donors regarding implementation, monitoring and evaluation programs.
    • Provide program support to the RH/MNCH/FP Advisors and other PATH program, finance and administrative staff; including helping with the preparation of proposals as requested.
    • Order training and other materials required for implementation of program activities in coordination with the RH/MNCH/FP Advisors and ensure that these materials and supplies reach program sites in a timely manner.
February 2013 to December 2015AMREF Health Africa and PRONTO International:
Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition (RMNCH) Project
Project Assistant
  • Implementation of the project strategy and managing baseline, monitoring and evaluation of data collected.
    Liaising with relevant partners, stakeholders and collaborators to ensure proper implementation of the project’s instruments
  • Developing project activity strategy with timely and regularly reviewed implementation work plans
    Assisting in monitoring and evaluation of project activities
  • Developing/adopting relevant materials to support field activities Planning, implementation and maintaining record on field activities
  • Participating in capacity building activities, field visits and meetings with relevant partners and stakeholders to strengthen networks and partnerships.
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project; assisting in preparation of annual work plans and progress as per donor requirements
February 2011- January 2013Irish Aid and the Global Fund in LesothoNursing Officer
  • Community sensitization (IEC) on the signs, symptoms, prevention, Direct Observation and Treatment (DOTS) of Tuberculosis
  • Diagnosis, initiating treatment and follow up of patients with Tuberculosis
  • Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDs (PMTCT) and follow up on exposed babies including the doing of DNA/PCR and Rapid tests.
  • Community survey at Molikaliko community in Lesotho and referrals as need be.
  • Participated in Survey at Molikaliko community in Lesotho to identify health problems affecting the community and making recommendations and referrals.
March 2008- January 2011Clinton Foundation in LesothoNursing Officer Managed a health center in Lesotho and carried out integrated health Services, counseling and testing, initiation of ARVS and follow up of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAS)
September 2005 –January 2008The Mater HospitalNursing officeri. Provision of integrated services to pregnant mothers during pre natal, intra natal and postnatal periods including Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT)

Professional Research Interest

  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH)
  • Health Sciences Education

Research Experience and Funds Attracted

YearPosition in ProjectResponsibilities/DutiesResearch/Project TitleAmount (₤, €, $, KES)
2013-
2015
Project
Assistant
Research assistantLinda Afya ya Mama na Mtoto Project (PRONTO
International) – Research using the Near miss tool in
the prevention of Maternal and Newborn morbidities
and mortalities

Consultancy

YearPosition in Consultancy TeamResponsibilities/DutiesConsultancy/Project TitleAmount (₤, €, $, KES)
     

Selected Publications 2015-2018: Books and Book Chapters

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Selected Publications 2015-2018: Scientific Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  1. Name of journal: East African Medical Journal

    Year of Publication: 2016
    Authors: L.N Namusonge, P.N Kabue, R.R Sharma

    Title: Women’s persistent utilization of unskilled birth attendance: A study of mothers in Kakamega County.
    Volume: 93 No.12
    Page: 691

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