Maricianah Onono named a 120 Under 40 Family Planning Leader

Dr. Maricianah Onono has been named a 2016 winner of 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders. Dr, Onono is a research scientist with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and a long-time collaborator with the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health FACES program. She has played a key role in translating many research findings into routine clinical practice. She chaired the scientific committee for the first Integration for Impact conference in 2012 in Kenya, which focused on reproductive health and HIV services in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This award recognizes the achievements of the next generation of family planning leaders worldwide; it is led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with support from Bayer. Over the course of this multi-year project, 120 young family planning champions will be highlighted, 40 in each of the project's three years. This year’s 40 winners were chosen through public online voting, scoring by a jury of family planning experts, and the project secretariat. The winners each receive $1,000 from the Gates Institute to advance their work in family planning.