Dr. Esther Njoroge

Vice President and Regional Director, Africa

Dr. Esther is a Medical Doctor and holds a Master in Public Health focussed on Health Systems Management with over 10 years’ experience implementing Health Programs in Africa. She is also a certified Association of Chartered Certified Account (ACCA) and holds several certificate-based trainings. Dr. Esther joined Smile Train in 2008 as a volunteer and has worked her way up the ranks to Vice President and Regional Director for Africa since July, 2015. During her tenure the programs have grown in number and scale, spanning 33 countries. Under her leadership, Smile Train supported surgeries in Africa have grown by over 40% since 2015, Comprehensive Cleft Care has been established and increased access to safe and quality cleft care in Africa.

Before joining Smile Train, Dr. Esther worked with the Ministry of Health in Kenya, and later as a part time medical officer at Kenya Airways Clinic.

She was awarded Business Daily’s Top40Under40 women in 2016, in recognition of her efforts and achievements in providing cleft care in Africa. Dr. Esther is passionate about children and their health, an important pillar in her commitment to Smile Train. She is a Rotarian, a wife and mother of three.