Barrack Owino Ogwell

2017 Fellow from Kenya

Barrack Owino Ogwell has more than eight years of experience in health programs addressing such issues as cancer prevention and control, HIV prevention, and sexual and reproductive health. Currently, he is a program manager for prevention at Women 4 Cancer Early Detection & Treatment, a non-governmental organization in Nairobi, Kenya, where he focuses on cervical cancer elimination by advocating for the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine, screening, treatment, research on behavior change interventions, and capacity building of organizations and individuals involved in advocacy and mobilization. He also volunteers with a project for the economic integration of women with disabilities through business incubation and links to essential services. Barrack holds a bachelor's degree in Development Studies and additional training in Business and Entrepreneurship, Health Communication, and Advocacy. He is passionate about participating in community healthcare innovations and outreach opportunities that improve quality of life and about building the capacity of professionals who are running healthcare programs. Barrack credits the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders with providing the necessary networks for project implementation and training in leadership.

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