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Elizabeth Kamau-Mbuthia



Egerton University, Department of Human Nutrition, P.O.Box 536, Njoro, Kenya: Tel +254 722 395 634, or +254 20 2392814, Email: ekambu@yahoo.com

Education background

She holds a PhD in Public Health Nutrition from Vienna University, Austria, specialising in Infant and Maternal Nutrition in the context of HIV/AIDS. She also has a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, specialising in nutrition and health of school children.


She is a lecturer in the Department of Human Nutrition in Egerton University, Kenya teaching both undergraduate and graduate students including supervision of masters and PhD research students.Some of the courses she teaches include, research methods in nutrition and health sciences, community nutrition, food security, nutrition program planning and management, maternal and child health, nutrition extension and outreach, and nutrition throughout the lifecycle, Seminars in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also involved in student extension and outreach community projects in the area of Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics.She has skills in project management,statistical analysis, technical report writing,, food security assessments, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition and health related programmes and is also a certified Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV counsellor. She has had consultancies in the areas of food security assesments and nutrition status assesments. She has been a Fellow for 9 months from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC)in New York working on the role of Comprehensince Care Centres in the management of HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

Research interests

Areas of interest are: nutrition and HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health and nutrition, infant feeding in the context of HIV/AIDS, nutrition of school-going children, nutrition and chronic diseases, food security and dietary diversification in Africa, the role of kitchen gardens and peri-urban farming in improving food and nutrition security in Africa. She is also a breastfeeding advocate working with mothers to improve the breastfeeding practices in Kenya for the future health of our children. She has published and done research in the areas of; maternal and child health, infant feeding in the context of HIV/AIDS,role of Comprehensive Care Centres (CCCs) as a support in the management of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs), food security and dietary diversification in resource-constrained settings.She has also attended conferences and workshops in different forums and made oral and poster presentations in the above mentioned areas.

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