MATERNAL AND CHILD WELLBEING

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MATERNAL AND CHILD WELLBEING

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The Center’s priority area for this unit is breastfeeding optimization. Situated within a broader Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition research agenda, this program aims to understand multiple influences of, and strategies to optimize early nutrition. It includes the magnitude of visible and hidden maternal and child malnutrition and the impacts of preconception nutrition and nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life on long-term health and human capital trajectories.

OVERVIEW

The Center’s approach to maternal and child wellbeing dissects and understands the social and physical factors of maternal health and child survival in order to develop and promote effective intervention strategies.

We are also bringing our approach to evidence generation, synthesis and use to bear in an exploration of both the drivers and the consequences of childhood malnutrition among poor populations driven by factors including poor feeding practices.

The Center is continuing its work on developing and assessing interventions to optimize nutrition, specifically breastfeeding. At the macro level, we aim to characterize the nutrition transition in the African context and its influence on maternal and child nutrition and health.

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Research Officer

Ruth Muendo

Ruth's primary research focus is in the field of Early…

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Associate Research Scientist

Pauline Bakibinga

Pauline is the project manager of the Partnership for Maternal,…

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Health Economist

Patrick Christian Ilboudo

Patrick is a health economist with a track record of…

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Data Manager

Nelson Kipkoech Langat

Nelson is responsible for data management and analysis in projects…

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Research Officer

Milka Omuya

Associate Research Scientist

MARGARET NAMPIJJA

Dr Margaret Nampijja is a developmental psychologist with a medical…

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Research Officer

Linda Oloo

Linda is a research officer in the Maternal Child and…

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Research Officer

Kenneth Odhiambo Okelo

Kenneth Okelo works within the Maternal and Child Wellbeing Unit,…

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Research Officer

Esther Anono

Research Scientist

Estelle Monique Sidze

Dr. Estelle Sidze is a maternal and child health specialist…

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Research Officer

Elizabeth Wambui Mwaniki

Elizabeth started off as a researcher in the area of…

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Head of Maternal and Child Wellbeing

Elizabeth Kimani-Murage

Elizabeth, a Public Health Nutrition Specialist and a Research Scientist…

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Associate Research Scientist

Dickson Amugsi

Dickson is an Associate Research Scientist attached to the Maternal…

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Research Officer

David Osogo

David Osogo is a Research Officer working under the Maternal…

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Research Officer

Caroline Wainaina

Caroline is an early career public health scientist with interest…

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Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

Antonina Namaemba Mutoro

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Amanuel Abajobir

Amanuel Abajobir is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist working with the…

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