Rhoda Kabuti

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+254 720 775 012

Rhoda Kabuti

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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Distance Learning

Rhoda Kabuti is currently associated with Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA), University of Nairobi, and the University of Manitoba Kenya, Research Collaborative Group. She has a degree in Environmental Health and a Diploma in Project Management. She is currently a Project Co-ordinator with the University of Manitoba - Sex Workers Outreach Programme (UOM- SWOP) where HIV control and management has been her passion since 2012.  Between 2013 and 2014, she got an opportunity to co-ordinate her first research activity with the group that involved setting up a best practice service delivery model in Nairobi for key populations that doubled up as a training facility. During her work, Kabuti got to closely interact with Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and learnt that there was more to being an MSM beyond having sex with men. Issues of identity, sexual positioning, stigma, etc contributed to their high HIV vulnerability and this still drives her passion to work with them. 

At the moment, she is co-ordinating two research studies, a Simulated Vaccine Efficacy Trial (SiVET) and Targeted Research Advancing Sexual Health for Men who have sex with Men (TRANSFORM).  Both studies are targeting MSMs in Nairobi County, Kenya. She is enrolling into the MSc Global Health program to help improve her skills and be in a position to influence the HIV prevention and management policies in Kenya.