Dorothy Chepkirui

Dorothy Chepkirui is an IDEAL PGD student holding Bachelor’s degree in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics from Kenyatta University. She currently holds a studentship award with KEMRI Wellcome Trust IDEAL program taking a Postgraduate diploma in Health Research Methods under the supervision of Dr. Martha Mwagome.  Previously Dorothy has been working as a nutritionist with International Rescue Committee implementing integrated emergency nutrition response and rapid WASH program which involved mass screening for malnutrition and treatment, prevention of WASH related communicable diseases through hygiene promotion and promotion of immunization coverage.

Her key interest are on the management of acute malnutrition, its effectiveness and the economic implication. She hopes to use the exposure from IDEAL to come up with new ideas surrounding treatment of malnutrition in low and middle income countries.