Rita Mudza


Dr. Elise van der Elst Dr. Onguso Justus Bernadette Kombo

Mudza’s great passion about research is driven by its invaluable contribution to new knowledge and solutions to pressing societal problems. She is a socio-behavioural scientist and her key interests are to understand and appreciate the interconnectedness of human society and social relationships that impact health systems functioning using scientific qualitative methods.

Currently, she is working on a study that seeks to assess HIV/STI services to key populations in Kilifi County, under the supervision of Dr. Elise van der Elst in conjunction with socio-behavioral scientists working in the HIV project with Prof. Eduard Sanders.

She strongly believes that the study will contribute critical data towards efficient and appropriate planning and implementation of HIV prevention and care programmes that are inclusive of the key populations to reduce HIV infections and transmission.