John Kinuthia

Head, Dept. of Research & Programs, Obstetrician Gynecologist, Kenyatta National Hospital (Kenya)
Honorary Lecturer, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Nairobi (Kenya)


LMIC Technical Advisor, International Core

Dr. Kinuthia’s research has primarily focused on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. He is a co-principal Investigator of study “HIV-1 Acquisition during and after Pregnancy” a prospective study that is evaluating factors associated with HIV acquisition during and after delivery, the study “Home-based Partner Education and Testing Study” that is evaluating whether HIV testing and education of male partners will improve maternal and infant outcomes and the study “Evaluation of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV-1 and Maternal Child Health in Kenya”. He was the principal investigator for a study that evaluated barriers (personal, social and institutional) to access and utilization of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV interventions. The study enrolled 2700 mothers with infants for week six immunization at six maternal and child health clinics in Nairobi and Western Kenya. In 2010, Dr Kinuthia was one of the regional directors for the study evaluating the impact of national prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV program in Kenya. The study enrolled 13344 mothers from 304 facilities in the country.

Dr Kinuthia is also coordinating trainings in Implementation Science, Maternal and Neonatal Child Health and Program Management for the University of Nairobi Partnership for Innovative Medical Education (Prime K) linked award that is focusing on strengthening maternal, newborn, and child Health in Kenya.  




MPH, University of Washington
MMed, University of Nairobi
MBChB, University of Nairobi


Kinuthia J, Kiarie J, Farquhar C, Richardson B, Nduati R, Mbori-Ngacha D, John-Stewart G Uptake of prevention of mother to child transmission interventions in Kenya: health systems are more influential than stigma. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2011, 14:61

Kinuthia J, Kiarie J, Farquhar C, Richardson B, Nduati R, Mbori-Ngacha D, John-Stewart G. Cofactors for HIV-1 incidence during pregnancy and postpartum. Curr HIV Rev. 2010 Oct 1; 8 (7):510-4

Matemo D, Kinuthia J, John F, Chung M, Farquhar C, John-Stewart G, Kiarie J, Indeterminate rapid HIV-1 test results among antenatal and postnatal mothers. Int J STD AIDS. 2009 Nov; 20(11):790-2.


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