Nailantei Kileku Elizabeth

Board & Management

Nailantei Kileku Elizabeth

(KEN) Kenya:  MidwifeNurse

Nominee Highlights:

Nailantei Kileku is a nurse and midwife working in Kisumu, Kenya where she coordinates reproductive health activities. Fondly referred to as ‘The Maasai Nurse’ by her community, Nailantei Kileku is actively engaged in bringing together the community and health care providers in advocating for quality service provision to reduce preventable deaths. During COVID-19 she has played an active role in ensuring pregnant women receive the care they need.

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Nailantei Kileku is a nurse-midwife working in Kisumu, Kenya as the sub-national reproductive health coordinator. She is also the Vice Secretary of the Reproductive Health Network Kenya, Kisumu Cluster. During the COVID-19 pandemic Nailantei Kileku has been on the frontline, helping organize curfew passes to allow pregnant women to access healthcare through lockdowns, and airtime for health facilities to promote telemedicine where possible.

“It gives me joy when my clients access quality care and emerge strong postnatally. I am proud to be a nurse and I am happy the year 2020 turned out to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife!” – Nailantei Kileku Elizabeth

Nailantei Kileku graduated with a Diploma in Nursing from St in 2007 and later enrolled in a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, graduating in 2015. She has also attained certificates in Health System and Information Management (HMIS) and Reproductive Health. Nailantei Kileku has held managerial positions in the Ministry of Health in Homabay and Kisumu County, coordinating reproductive health activities. She uses her Facebook account to help educate the public on health matters and has a Youtube channel. You can see her in action during the pandemic here: