Harriet is a social scientist with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences (BASS) and a master’s degree in public health (MPH) with 10 years working experience in HIV /AIDS care and support. In 2013, she joined the USAID ASSIST Project as a quality improvement officer under the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) program, where she worked with OVC implementing partners and local government structures in five districts to support the integration of quality improvement methods in OVC services to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and their households. In 2015-2016, she joined the HIV care and treatment community team to improve linkages between the OVC platform and health facilities services, which was successfully implemented. She is currently spearheading the pilot of differentiated HIV care and treatment services in seven public health facilities.
Prior to joining ASSIST, Harriet worked as an OVC program coordinator with Nyenga Hospital’s HIV/AIDS ART project under the AIDSRELIEF consortium, where she was responsible for planning, budgeting, supervising, implementation, and mentoring health facilities in OVC programming.