Maternal and Child Wellbeing

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Maternal and Child Wellbeing

Signature Issue

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.

The priority area of this unit is to provide evidence for improving on the implementation of the nurturing care framework in sub-Saharan African countries. We focus in particular on understanding and improving factors affecting health, nutrition and stimulation of children. 


We also aim to understand the social and family enablers of mothers’ wellbeing for better care of children, including family wealth and dynamics, and mental health. 

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Health Economist

Patrick Christian Ilboudo

Patrick is a health economist with a track record of…

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Antonina Namaemba Mutoro

Antonina is a postdoctoral research scientist in the Maternal and…

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Research Officer

Esther Anono

Esther Anono is a nutritionist and a research officer under…

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Research Officer

Milka Omuya

Milka Omuya has expertise in project coordination and is a…

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Research Officer

Linda Oloo

Linda is a research officer in the Maternal Child and…

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Research Officer

David Osogo

David Osogo is a Research Officer working under the Maternal…

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Amanuel Abajobir

Amanuel Abajobir is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist working with the…

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Research Officer

Ruth Muendo

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

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Data Manager

Nelson Kipkoech Langat

Nelson is responsible for data management and analysis in projects…

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Associate Research Scientist

MARGARET NAMPIJJA

Dr Margaret Nampijja is a developmental psychologist with a medical…

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Associate Research Scientist

Pauline Bakibinga

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

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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

Hilda Akinyi Owii

Hilda’s primary responsibility in the Ageing and Development Program is…

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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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Associate Research Scientist

Dickson Amugsi

Dickson is an Associate Research Scientist attached to the Maternal…

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Research Officer

Caroline Wainaina

Caroline is an early career public health scientist with interest…

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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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