Evelyn Wesangula


Evelyn Wesangula is a pharmacist with a Msc. Tropical and Infectious Diseases, heading the Patient Safety Division at the Ministry of Health in Kenya, who has successfully championed the development of the National Policy and Action Plan and accompanying strategies for Antimicrobial Resistance in Kenya from a multi-sectoral perspective. As the National Focal Point, she has been key in the implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC) interventions, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance activities, and antibiotic stewardship and awareness programs at a national level. As a member of the infection prevention and control team at the National Level within the Ministry of Health and she has guided the development and implementation of the National Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines and a national training curriculum for basic infection prevention and control for health care settings. Evelyn leads the Covid-19 Infection Prevention and Control work-stream within the Covid-19 task force. She has over 10 years of experience working with the Ministry of Health in Kenya. She has worked as a consultant with the World Health Organization developing guidance on establishing and sustaining multi-sectoral collaboration to support implementation of the National Action Plans and recently an integrated antimicrobial stewardship policy. She is a Chatham House, Fellow and is currently pursuing a fellowship in Mathematical modelling and analysis under the Center for Mathematical modelling and analysis (CEMA, UON) and a Fleming Fund Policy Fellow. Evelyn is committed to overcoming barriers, work across sectors to sustain changes that will reduce the burden of AMR in Kenya.