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Serving Kenya's first lady means changing lives

Vivianne NgugiVivianne Ngugi '85

As director of communications and head of press for Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, the first lady of Kenya, Vivianne Ngugi ’85 never has a typical day. Ngugi might find herself planning an event, writing impact stories for the media, or even training for a marathon. But it’s the chance to change lives that she loves most.

Her position allows Ngugi to work closely on Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero initiative, which is guided by the fundamental belief that no woman will die while giving birth.

“The first lady’s Beyond Zero initiative is about improving the health and well-being of mothers and children,” Ngugi explains. The initiative is addressing issues such as reproductive health, maternal and child mortality, noncommunicable diseases, early child marriage, and female genital mutilation.

In January 2020, Ngugi planned and implemented the fifth edition of the Beyond Medical Safari, which is the anchor activity of Beyond Zero.

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