Welcome! This is Abeingo Association Canada

About Us

About Us

Abeingo Canada was founded in 2004 and incorporated in 2007.

Membership

Membership

Abeingo Association Canada is a not-for-profit organization

Community

Community

Preserving and perpetuating the traditions of Abeingo.

Events

Events

We organize various events throughout the year.

Board Members

Edith Jacobet Wambayi
President

Judith Jacobet Wambayi is the current President of Abeingo Association Canada. She is a Community Health Promoter and a Research Consultant with Health and Life Promotion Research Consultancy providing research and community education and support services to hospitals, local & international organizations and individuals. She is also a member of the broader Kenyan Community in Ontario (KCO). Edith provides support on the social determinants of health to these and other communities in Canada. Prior to migrating to Canada, Edith worked with the Ministry of Health in Kenya for over 10 years conducting disease surveillance, prevention and control as well as research. She served on various Ministerial committees.  Edith holds a PhD and M.Sc in Medical Sciences, a Bachelor's degree in Education/Science, a Diploma in Community-Based Program Planning and Management, and several certificates in the health field. With a focus on HIV/AIDS, Edith has facilitated community-based workshops in Kenya and Canada in the fight against the scourge. As well, she is currently conducting research on HIV/AIDS among Toronto's African and Caribbean communities. Edith also works with several Provincial, National and International AIDS Service Organizations (ASO's) as well as non-ASO's. Edith is a member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. The Council provides advice to the Federal Minister of Health on the National Strategy on HIV/AIDS.

Japheth Kubati
Vice President

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John Watibini
Secretary

John Watibini is the current Secretary of Abeingo Association Canada. He holds a B.A degree in Political Science and a diploma in Public Administration from the University of Nairobi. He currently works as the Office Manager with Across Boundaries: An Ethno racial Mental Health Centre. John immigrated to Canada 3 years ago and immediately joined Abeingo Association Canada. He is member of Kenya Community in Ontario (KCO). John's experience includes administration, office management, financial management and budgeting, human resources, project management, logistics, event coordination and community mobilization. John is interested in writing and enjoys new places and meeting people from different cultures and committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression and poverty.

Fatuma Swaleh
Board Member

Fatuma holds a Bachelor's Degree in Health Studies-Health Management from York University. She also holds an Advanced Diploma in Public Health from Kenyatta University and a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from the Medical Training College in Nairobi Kenya. Fatuma holds a Bachelor's Degree in Health Studies-Health Management from York University. She also holds an Advanced Diploma in Public Health from Kenyatta University and a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from the Medical Training College in Nairobi Kenya. She previously worked as a pharmacy manager with Partners in Prevention Study a randomized clinical trial in Nairobi Kenya. She also has experience in hospital and retail pharmacy where she has worked as a pharmaceutical technologist. Fatuma has experience in community volunteer work having served as the secretary of Unity Women Group-Nairobi. This is a community based self-help group which is focused on improving the social and economic welfare of women in Nairobi.

Ann Namuninia
Board Member

I'm a founding member of abeingo since 2004. I relocated in Edmonton and working in a healthcare. I'm still an active member of the organization and currently I am a board member.

Ebby Maldera
Board Member

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