Isabella Ayagah

IHR Focal Point

Ministry of Health


Dr. Isabella Ayagah is with the Ministry of Health, Kenya. She has a working experience of 10 years with 9 years experience in Global Health Affairs and Diplomacy. She has played a key role in influencing national, regional and global health agenda through bilateral and multilateral engagements on behalf of the Government of Kenya and the East African Region. She also facilitated capacity building in Global Health Diplomacy for health ministers and over 150 senior government officials from the East, Central and Southern Africa- Health Community (ECSA-HC) member states since 2009. Dr. Ayagah has been in the frontline towards the establishment of the Eastern African Regional Collaborating Centre (RCC) of the Africa CDC hosted in Nairobi, Kenya. She was also part of the team that lead the JEE assessment process in Kenya. She is currently coordinating the Biological Threat Reduction Projects and IHR 2005 within the Ministry of Health and also provides technical support to the Eastern Africa RCC.

2 FEB, 2018 10:00-12-00 hrs. PS2.1 Beyond MERS and Zika: Are we Prepared for the Next Big Epidemic?