Duncan Ochol

Senior Director, Programs

Duncan serves as a Senior Director, Programs for the Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) initiative responsible for technical management and financial oversight of the visceral leishmaniasis (VL) portfolio in East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya,South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda). Prior to joining the END Fund, Duncan was the Country Lead for the UK funded Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Diseases (ASCEND) Project in Kenya, where he was responsible for the entire country activities. Previously, Duncan served as the Program Director for the Interchurches Medical Assistance World Health (IMA) in South Sudan where he was responsible for management and technical support of the VL control program funded by the UK – DFID, primary health care funded by the World Bank, reproductive health funded by UNFPA, emergency health and nutrition funded by USAID and the control of HIV/AIDS funded by the Global Fund. Duncan has also served as the NTD focal point for the World Health Health Organization (WHO) where he provided technical support to the government and the partners in the control of NTDs in South Sudan. Throughout his career, Duncan has played leading roles in control and management of NTDs. Some of his achievements include the development of the strategic plan for control of Leishmaniasis and conducting the Schistosomiasis precision mapping in Kenya.

Duncan has Masters of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Liverpool. Duncan’s main interest is in medical field and spends most of his free time reading medical literature. Outside work Duncan enjoys spending time with his family.