Dr Tallam is a national leader transforming Kenya’s health systems by regulating nursing education and practice, and a certified Global Nurse Consultant. She is the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Nursing Council of Kenya. She oversees the management and administration of the Council’s functions, legislative compliance, leadership, training, registration, licensure and standards of Nursing and Midwifery practice under statutory requirements.
Dr Tallam holds a PhD in Midwifery Education, a Master’s degree in Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is a Fellow of the Afyabora Global Health leadership programme. She graduated in 2018 from the GNLI™ Programme. She was the facilitator for the AFRO Region in GNLI 2020 and the AFRO/EMRO in GNLI 2021, as well as a cross regional facilitator.
Dr Tallam’s rich and vast experience has inspired her to lead nurses and midwives toward building health systems and enhance their leadership capacity for promoting progressive health care policies and implementation. She is a COVID-19 national task force member, a team leader in developing the scope of practice for Advanced Nurse Practitioner (APN) and Advanced Midwife Practitioner (APM) in Kenya, and the development of national policy for nurses and midwives in Kenya. Dr Tallam is also an executive member of the National Nurses Association of Kenya, the East, Central, Southern Africa College of Nursing (ECSACON) Association and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) – Africa, and a member of the East Africa Sectoral Council – Regulations of Health professional committee. She has also been part of the Ministry of Health delegation to the World Health Assembly.
Dr Tallam is married and blessed with a daughter and a son. Her hobbies are farming, golfing, and she likes to take nature walks and bicycle rides in the beautiful serene Kenyan landscapes.
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