The CSEM Advisory Group
Vice President and Regional Director, Africa, Smile Train
Dr Esther Njoroge-Muriithi is the Vice President and Regional Director for Africa at Smile Train, an international organization that empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive.
Dr. Esther Joined Smile Train in 2008 as a volunteer and has worked her way up the ranks. During her tenure the programs have grown in number and scale, spanning 38 countries, partnering with 254+ hospitals and reaching 113,000+ patients born with cleft lip and palate.
She has represented Smile Train on several CSO platforms including G4 Alliance, CORE Group and UNGA73 side events advocating for UHC.
A Medical doctor, she holds an MPH specializing in Health Systems Management. She is also a qualified accountant (ACCA) and holds several other certificate trainings.
She is a recipient of Business Daily Africa’s Top40Under40 women in 2016. She is a Rotarian and serves on the board of Rotary Club of Nairobi-Langata, a wife and mother of three.