Psychological Counsellor & Health care manager
Michael Kanyigi is a Kenyan mental health, psychological counsellor and health care manager. He has received diplomas in medical health counselling, psychological science and health care management. Michael works most actively with ‘HelpAge International’, an advocacy forum for older persons in traumatizing environments. He has been instrumental in creating awareness to policy makers and to the public on this issue. He represents HelpAge in global conferences and was integral in setting up consultation rooms in a number of hospitals and ensuring older persons do not have to wait in line. Additionally, Michael has trained approximately 230 women and 150 men as peer educators in Kenya. He is also the National Lead Secretary of Kenya’s Older Persons Health Advocacy Forum.