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Elizabeth Kimani


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Organization
African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
Country
Kenya
Website of the organization
www.aphrc.org
Region of interest
Africa
Country of interest
All
Fields of interest
Indicators for food security and nutrition, Nutrition, Tools, methods, standards and best practices
Areas of expertise
Indicators for food security and nutrition, Nutrition
Biography
Dr. Elizabeth Kimani-Murage is an Associate Research Scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC). She is a Public Health Specialist, with a special focus on Public Health Nutrition. She is the Theme Leader for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Theme at APHRC. She is passionate about changing lives of vulnerable populations through influencing policy and practice. She holds a PhD in Public Health focusing on the double burden of malnutrition in rural South Africa; a Masters of Public Health specializing in epidemiology and disease control; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health. She has a cumulative work experience of close to 15 years particularly in research in public health issues, especially maternal and child health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. She has extensive work experience among vulnerable populations, particularly among urban poor populations in Kenya. She is currently conducting intervention studies in urban slums and rural settings in Kenya, aimed at improving child nutrition and health. She has 25+ journal articles on public health issues, particularly nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa and over 30 abstracts in local and international conferences. She is a member of several local and international technical/professional groups, and has recently contributed to the Global Nutrition Report, 2014, as a member of the Independent Expert Group for the report.
Last update
01 Apr 2015
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03 Jun 2015