Maurine Murenga

Maurine Murenga is a passionate advocate for the health, development and human rights of women and girls living with HIV and affected by TB and a pioneer amongst the young women and adolescent girls movement in Kenya. Maurine’s passion for advocacy is driven by her lived experience, and the inequality and vulnerability that young women and adolescent girls living with HIV experience in her community. In response to these challenges – she founded the Lean on Me Foundation – an organization that provides comprehensive care and support to adolescent mothers and children living with and affected by HIV and TB in Kenya. Maurine who has an extensive background working on Public Health and Community Development, is currently the Coordinator of Lean on Me Foundation, the Board Member of the Communities Delegation on the Board of the Global Fund, former Vice Chair of the Global Fund Implementer Group and a member of Global Fund’s Audit and Finance Committee.  She also represents Communities in the work of TB Alliance and is part of the Global Fund Advocates Network; Chair of the Steering Committee of Women 4 Global Fund and a member of the communities’ delegation to Stop TB Partnership board. In Kenya – Maurine is a member of Gender Technical Committee on HIV and AIDS, and formerly the Global Fund Coordinator of the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW).