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Josephine Wanjiku
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University of Embu, Embu, Kenya,
Josephine Ngunjiri from Kenya holds a MSc in applied parasitology (2011) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and a PhD in tropical and infectious diseases from the same university (2015). She is currently a lecturer in biological sciences at the University of Embu, Kenya. Her field of expertise is in applied parasitology, infectious diseases and Global Burden of Disease (GBD), with their socio-economic impact especially on children and women; other interests cover resource poor communities, the impact of two parasitic diseases: schistosomiasis and tungiasis. Ngunjiri is also a teacher in biological units, in charge of supervising students, research and training. She investigates the GBD, promoting measures to improve health and access to education. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, she is now collaborating with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, monitoring the effect of social distancing measures enacted by Kenya’s government. She is the recipient of the 5th call National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation research grant and Deans Committee Research Grant, University of Nairobi (2014).
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3 - Good health and well-being
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03-Biological Systems and Organisms
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TWAS Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP)
Last updated on 21/05/2020