Joab Wako

Young Leaders Program working group: People Living With NCDs (PLWNCDs)

Primary title/position: Executive Director 

Institution: Transplant Education Kenya

Country of origin: Kenya

Country of residence: Kenya

Areas of expertise: Patient advocacy, writing/blogging, graphic design, social media

Languages spoken: English, Kiswahili

LinkedIn: Joab Wako

Twitter: @JoabWako


Joab is a kidney transplant recipient with an industrial engineering background who enjoys improving processes and making them as efficient as possible. In 2015, he went through kidney failure and in 2016 received a life-saving kidney transplant from his sister. His lived experience made him passionate about health advocacy, so much so, he founded Transplant Education Kenya to raise awareness of organ donation in his country.