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OGWENO STEPHEN, is a Population Health expert who is currently pursuing an MPH in Global Health at the University Of Manchester. He is also the founder and CEO of Stowelink Inc., a youth led organization whose primary ethos is make information on non-communicable diseases available to all at all times and in relevant formats. As a global advocate for non-communicable diseases, Ogweno Stephen has been recognized time and again as a leading voice in innovation and in the development of successful programmes and projects that are centered on NCDS literacy. Through his work with Stowelink he has received both local and global recognition with one of the highlights being, presenting at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom in 2018,presenting at the Royal College of physicians in 2020, winning the World Health Organization Hideyo Noguchi Research Scholarship 2020 and receiving a honorable mention and recognition by the United Nations Youth Envoy on his work for the NCD community during COVID-19 .In addition to this Ogweno Stephen also currently serves as a steering member of the World Health Organization (WHO) NCDs Labs under the thematic area NCDs and the Next Generation where he advices the WHO on strategies of achieving SDG 3.4.

Besides his vast experience in health, he is also a serial entrepreneur who has founded and co-founded other successful ventures including NCDs Champions, Legacy Leadership Africa, the Kreative Hub and Info4food. In 2021, Ogweno was recognized as one of the TOP 100 MOST INFLUENCIAL AFRICAN YOUTH for his continuous commitment, leadership and impact. As a seasoned speaker, his experience in business, leadership and innovation has become the centerpiece of his trainings and he prides himself in being able to mentor young people to develop successful startups.

Ogweno Stephen is also the author of 4 books: The Drug Free, The Mental Health Matters Anthology, The Effect Of Ehealth On Information Awareness On NCDs and Practical Skills For Entrepreneurial Success set to be publicly launched in 2021.Ogweno Stephen continues to inspire action pivoting on Maya Angelou’s words: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”



EDUCATION

2020 – 2022

MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH- GLOBAL HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER (COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP)

2015-2019

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE- POPULATION HEALTH , KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

2019

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN EMERGING ECONOMIES, HARVARDx UNIVERSITY

2018       

 SUSTAINABILITY PRACTITIONER PROGRAMME, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY


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