Catherine Kyobutungi, Executive Director, African Population & Health Research Center, Kenya
Dr. Catherine Kyobutungi is the Executive Director at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Nairobi, Kenya. APHRC is a premier Africa-based, African-led research institute that aims to nurture Africa’s research leaders to increase their voices in policy discourses that affect the continent’s people. The Center’s work on slums and slum systems over the last 15 years has shone the spotlight on the magnitude and consequences of intra-urban inequities, and ways in which these inequities can be addressed.
Catherine’s research interests are at the interface of health systems and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and how the former can be engineered to be more responsive to the needs of the majority of the populations they serve.
She has passion for evidence playing a role in decision making and her research over the last ten years, has contributed to decisions at different levels including: management of cardiovascular diseases in primary health care facilities, strengthening community systems for prevention and management of NCDs, addressing the leakages in the continuum of NCD risk reduction and elevation of the policy debate about NCDs in Kenya.
Catherine holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Makerere University (Uganda), a Master of Science in Community Health and Health Management and a Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology both from Ruprecht-Karls-University (Germany).
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