With a background in information systems and public health, Sam Mulyanga leads the Advance Family Planning (AFP) advocacy initiative in Kenya. Prior to joining Jhpiego, Sam worked with Pact Inc.-a Washington based nonprofit organization as an Advocacy Advisor. He was primarily assigned to an MSH –led civil society organizations’ institutional strengthening project dubbed ‘FANIKISHA’ that operated within the USAID FORWARD initiative. Sam also worked with Family Care International (FCI) as a Senior Program Officer where he engaged in advocacy efforts in Kenya and globally. He has had a stint in the media besides working with several other development organizations to improve the lives of communities. In 1996, Sam was a global winner of the United Nations-led essay contest on promoting responsible reproductive health behavior. He has published seven books in the area of sexuality, livelihood, and HIV and AIDS.