Elizabeth Kimani-Murage

Dr. Elizabeth Kimani-Murage is a Senior Research Scientist and Head, Maternal and Child Wellbeing Unit at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC). She is public health nutrition specialist with longstanding research experience on nutrition issues in Kenya and Africa, particularly focusing on the urban poor. She has documented high levels of vulnerability to food insecurity and consequent poor nutritional outcomes among the urban poor in Kenya. She leads work aimed at transforming food systems in Kenya and Africa to be more human-centered, resilient and nutrition-sensitive. She aims to change the way food is conceptualized, from a commodity to a basic human right, a public good and a common good. She leads the Zero Hunger Initiative at APHRC, with a goal of ending hunger and promoting food justice in the Kenyan and African Cities by 2030, in line with the Sustainable Development Goal #2. She champions the right to food as a most basic human right, particularly for the most poor and vulnerable populations including the urban poor in Africa.

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