Management Team

Prof Robert Bailey (Bob) – Interim Director


Robert C. Bailey, PhD, MPH
Secretary of the Board
Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Robert Bailey is Secretary of the Board of Directors of NRHS and Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), a Research Associate at the Field Museum in Chicago, and Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Medical Microbiology at the University of Nairobi, Kenya.  Robert holds a PhD in Biological Anthropology from Harvard University and an MPH in Epidemiology from Emory University.  From 1984 until 1994, he taught Biological Anthropology at University of California Los Angeles.
He then worked for two years in the Division of HIV/AIDS at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and he joined the faculty at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 1996.  Prof. Bailey’s research and public health efforts have focused primarily on issues of human health in Africa and has included investigations of demography, growth and nutrition of Efe Pygmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo, prevention of maternal to child transmission of HIV in Ivory Coast and Thailand, risk factors for sexually transmitted infections and HIV in the Congo, Uganda and Kenya,  support for people living with HIV/AIDS, and risk factors for HIV in men who have sex with men in Kenya.  He was the Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded randomized controlled trial of male circumcision for HIV prevention in Kisumu with NRHS as the key Kenyan organization.  He has supervised studies in Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Dominican Republic into acceptability and feasibility of introducing circumcision for HIV/STD prevention and reproductive health.  He has served on the Board of NRHS since its inception in 2002 and has collaborated with NRHS and FHI 360, the U.S. Government under CDC-PEPFAR, and the Kenyan Ministry of Health to provide a comprehensive package of HIV prevention services including male circumcision in western Kenya and to conduct operational research in conjunction with those interventions.  He is currently the P.I. for a study integrating infant male circumcision with community health in western Kenya with NRHS as the implementing partner, and is a co-investigator on most NRHS projects.  Bailey is Co-Director of the Chicago Developmental Center for AIDS Research, and he collaborates with investigators and policy makers from numerous countries and institutions around the world.  Author or co-author of six books and over 100 publications, Prof. Bailey consults on matters relating to national and international health and infectious disease prevention for the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, UNICEF, USAID, CDC, and others.

Research Director- Fredrick O. Otieno


Fredrick Otieno is a Medical Epidemiologist and the Research Director of NRHS. His research interests are in Adolescent Health and Men’s health in the field of HIV/AIDS, STIs, infectious diseases and reproductive health. He graduated with a PhD in Public Health Epidemiology from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and an MPH from the same university. Between 2003 and 2014, he worked with the KEMRI/CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration starting as a study Clinician, study coordinator and eventually becoming the Deputy Branch Chief for Science for the HIV Research Branch before moving to NRHS in 2014. Dr Otieno has been PI for several epidemiological and clinical trials mostly in the fields of HIV and STIs and has over 10 publications in peer reviewed journals. He has also conducted several trainings in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa and Zambia. He also has a passion for emergency medicine and is a certified Advanced Trauma Life Support trainer by the American College of Surgeons. 

Human Resources- Ferdinand Kizito Osama


Ferdinand K. Osama is Human Resource Manager at Nyanza Reproductive Health Society. Ferdinand is a HR professional with over 10 years of progressively experience in human resource management and administration in both manufacturing and service industries/firms. Among his previous positions, Ferdinand served as Assistant Human Resource Manager at the Aga Khan Hospital – Kisumu, HR Manager at Pentapharm Ltd (Pharmaceuticals) and HR Manager at Friendship Container Manufacturers ltd. Ferdinand holds a Bachelor of Human Resource Management degree from Makerere University and a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology where he is also currently pursuing his PhD in HRM.

Head of Finance-Kevin Jamal


Kevin Jamal is the head of Finance Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS). A certified accountant by ICPAK , Holder of a Bachelor of Business Commerce and Masters Degree from Day star University.