Elizabeth Wambui Mwaniki

Elizabeth Wambui Mwaniki

Research Officer

ABOUT Elizabeth Wambui Mwaniki

Elizabeth started off as a researcher in the area of conserving plant genetics resources through improving utilization of unpopular indigenous food species and in so doing also addressing food insecurity. She continued in the area of preserving plant genetic resources as a landscape botanist and is now passionately engaged with the issues of maternal and child health. She is keen to see to better access to services and realize relief from food insecurity. She is currently working on a project looking at the community management of malnutrition in Isiolo and Turkana counties.

As a masters student, pursuing Public Health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases based at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Elizabeth joined APHRC as an intern in 2017. APHRC continues to offer her great exposure and is a great place to learn and build her as a rounded researcher. She also has a Bachelors in science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Elizabeth is motivated by solutions that improve the health and wellbeing of communities ie their households, mothers and children. She is keen to see research being used to inform policy and programs and provide for community engagement in the issues affecting them.

She enjoys writing to enlighten a non-scientific audience with knowledge that would better their lives and has authored a couple of blog articles.