Billy Jivetti

Billy Jivetti grew up in Kenya’s malaria endemic zone 2, suffering malaria bouts, and losing family, friends, and relatives to malaria. For over 10 years, he has been involved in anti-malaria initiatives in the U.S. and East Africa, specifically Kenya. This has provided him with rich capabilities and insights of the health and social needs of communities in malaria hotspots. In Western Kenya, Billy has mobilized local churches, residents, women, youth groups, and community leaders implement a malaria intervention program. Regarding community responses to malaria, he has worked on national, regional, and local community health programs. Since 2007, he has been involved in the training of community health workers (CHWs) to assist in anti-malaria interventions in Western Kenya. Billy founded Community Pathways Africa, a 501c3 non-profit, funding and overseeing the construction of a community health facility for a community of 25,000 rural residents in western Kenya. He is a member of the R/C Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. In 2021, and he co-founded R/C Kaimosi-Kenya. Since 2016. Billy has been a Research Scientist at the Center for Geospatial and Population Studies, University of New Mexico.