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Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2011 - List of participants - GFMER members pages

Anne Majuma Khisa

White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood - Kenya

Anne Majuma Khisa

Anne Majuma Khisa, Bachelor of Science Nursing, Master of Arts in Gender and Development Studies
Program Officer, White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood - Kenya (WRA-K)

Professional Training

Currently Ms. Khisa is a PhD candidate, Reproductive Health and Obstetric Nursing (University of Nairobi, Kenya). Ms Khisa holds a Master of Arts in Gender and Development Studies degree and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (UON). In addition, she has various training in research ethics, workshop facilitation and capacity assessment.

Professional experience

Anne Khisa is a lecturer on part time basis at Daystar University. Courses taught; Gender and Reproductive health; Medical & Surgical Nursing; Research methods. Ms Khisa is also involved in volunteer activities as a member of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood- Kenya (WRA-K) where she previously worked as program officer. She has consulted for different surveys at the National Campaign against Drug Abuse Authority (NACADA) Kenya and as trainer of trainers at African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) in gender, sexuality and reproductive health. She previously taught at the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery (Mater) in Nairobi, Kenya for three years. Prior to teaching, she worked as a nurse, participating in direct care of patients in the same hospital.


I have research interest in the area of reproductive health. Particularly, my focus is on research that explores how reproductive health problems may be tackled to mitigate ill health and enable women to participate fully in development. As such, particular topics of interest to me are in the areas of

  • Obstetric fistula;
  • Female genital mutilation;
  • Male participation in women’s reproductive health projects;
  • Adolescent reproductive health;
  • Reducing SRH risks of married adolescents and
  • Family planning.

Ongoing research

  • Health seeking behaviour and reintegration of women with obstetric fistula in Kenya
  • Effectiveness of community mobilisation on the practice of female genital mutilation in Kenya


  • Khisa AM, Nyamongo IK. What factors contribute to obstetric fistulae formation in rural Kenya? African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 2011 Apr 25;5(2):95-100.