Skip to content

Lilian Otiso

profile card avatar


Lilian is on the leadership team for one of the largest indigenous NGOs in Kenya, LVCT Health. She is a medical doctor with an MBA in healthcare management. In her capacity as director of programs, she manages over 300 staff, overseeing the implementation of multi-million dollar grants aimed at preventing HIV or minimizing its impact in our society especially among the vulnerable and marginalized. She conducts health systems research focusing on strengthening and highlighting the role of community health workers in linking communities and health systems. Lilian works closely with the Ministry of Health to form and develop policies and guidelines that facilitate scale-up of some of the innovative interventions she develops in her programs. She is also involved with international bodies such as WHO, where she has contributed to guidelines, and the Health Systems Global, where she served as founding chair of the thematic working group on community health workers.

Your support turns hope into action

Donate to the Barack Obama Foundation.

Donate to the Barack Obama Foundation. The Barack Obama Foundation is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 46-4950751).

More Leaders Africa


More about the Leaders Program

FPO image


For emerging leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the common good.

Learn More
A person wearing a hoodie with the hood up is shown in profile, crouching down to light a candle. She is seen in profile in the glow of candlelight coming from dozens of votives surrounded by assorted flowers. A set of small votive candles are arranged in the shape of a heart near the person’s foot. Six heart-shaped red balloons float above the vigil.

Join other Obama alumni in coming together to support the naming of the Water Garden at the Obama Presidential Center in honor of the life and legacy of President Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham—as a gift for the President’s 61st birthday.

Learn more
  • Defending Democracy
  • Leaders
Learn more
President Obama speaks on a panel. In the background is a board that reads, "CHICAGO." It is a bright blue color with the Chicago map on the right side.
  • Stories

Watch President Obama share his vision for the Obama Presidential Center during a surprise visit with supporters and stakeholders—a vision for a public space that will honor history, help revitalize the South Side, and connect people throughout the communi

Learn more