Stephen Mutuku

About Stephen Mutuku

  • Academic Level Master’s Degree
  • Age 43 - 47 Years
  • Salary 1850
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Management




  • 2016 - Present
    National Syndemic Diseases Control Council

    Health economist

    Leading Financing and Investment modelling for HIV/Health in the wake of reduced donor funding after Kenya transitioned into Low Medium Income Country (LMIC). The main purpose of the job is to provide overall dynamic and responsive leadership in establishing a framework for sustainable financing for HIV/health towards achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) while applying Health Economics Qualification and Expertise. Key Contributions and Results:  While at NACC, I have been able to develop the national Blueprint for Sustainable Domestic Resource Mobilization for Health in Kenya; The blueprint identified 5 key strategic innovations that would increase domestic resources for Health; and enhance fiscal sustainability with donor transition. I have also successfully developed a framework for a memorandum of understanding with the Strathmore Business School, to support national and county government capacity development in fiscal sustainability and investment modelling within health programmes.  I have led a team of technical officers from the public, private, academia and community to develop Guidelines for Health and HIV Impact Assessment in Infrastructure Projects (The goals is to Harness resources to mitigate Social effects and HIV Infections across all Infrastructure Projects). The expected resources to be generated when the guidelines are implemented is estimated at USD.8 million annually.  I brought together technical experts with support from UN SDGs Forum, Renovation Capital, Kenbright Actuarial to develop a framework for Social Impact Bonds for Health towards financing UHC as a priority 4 agenda  I mobilised the legal department to develop the County Financing and Legal Framework for Health and HIV Investment (resource mobilization) through Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) towards UHC (including County proto-type bill for adoption).  Coordinated the HIV and KASF Financing Committee for UHC (with National and International Partners- including Coordination of programmes Financed from the National Treasury, Global Fund, PEPFAR, UNAIDS, USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates among others  Established Financing Alternative framework for HIV and UHC in Kenya, including National and County Government MTEF Process; Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in Health and HIV, Social Impact Bonds(SIBs), Crowdfunding and investment, Pay for Success Models, Catalytic Funding, Social Responsibility Investment, IRR Financing and Infrastructure Projects Resources for HIV response  I have been a team member for the National Estimates Reference Group working on HIV/Health Modelling on Estimations on trends and impacts using different tools including SPECTRUM, GOALS, ONE HEALTH, and DREAMS among others. Other membership includes teams undertaking Costing the New HIV Treatment Guidelines, 2019; Costing of the Global Fund Application, 2016-2021, Costing Global Find Application, 2021-2025, Transition Planning TWG-Advising on Domestic Resource Mobilization, and Module lead (Health Governance and Planning and Financing Management Services) in the Global Fund application process, 2020.  I coordinate the Costing reference bureau for health which is charged with the responsibility of developing unit costs for various co-morbidities.  Modelled Business Plans and Return on Investments (ROI) and Efficiency, Costing models and Public Expenditure Tracking (PETS) for HIV and Health from Econometric Approach  I was a Course Developer: University of Nairobi, Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID), HIV capacity Building Fellowship, Advisor in the Health Economics Course/Module (Health Care Financing and Efficiency)

  • 2015 - 2016
    Population Services International Kenya

    Natural Resources and Environmental Economist & Project Manager: Climate Change and Health

    This project Funded by DFID was in the Business Incubation Department targeting the Tunza Clinic Franchise, towards Energy Efficiency and Increased Facility Profitability. I oversaw a Rapid Result Initiative that was to be undertaken in 10 months from an integrated Natural resources and Environmental Economics and Health Economist perspective. Key Contributions and Results:  Managed a Revolving fund for climate change adoption under the DFID programming estimated USD.1 million.  Led the effective delivery of the project through development of Business Plans and business-financing agent for climate change (Solar systems) integration in Health service delivery. The process included Service delivery points including financial institutions, power companies, IT service delivery and facility providers. A pay for performance incentive model was also put in place to optimize facility returns.  Developed Health Care Waste Management Model framework from the private sector approach using the Theory of Change and Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) Approaches  Provided leadership and oversight in Business Plan, project development and implementation, including financial accounting  Manage a team of 4 Field officers and a support staff that collaborated with other departments  Provided leadership in resource mobilization and developed business plans, concept and proposals for resource mobilization (A proposal on cook-stoves was funded by DFID for implementation in partnership between Population Services Kenya and Practical Action East Africa).


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