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Ms Mary Mbuo

BA MA

Research Degree Student
Public Health and Policy

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+447712498827

 I am a humanitarian and development technical specialist with over 20 years of experience working on maternal and child health, safe motherhood ,HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, water, sanitation, hygiene, health, food security, nutrition, livelihoods, social protection, health promotion, behaviour change communication (including the use mass media) and disaster response programming in Africa.


I have been involved in conducting assessments for programme design and writing proposals to major bilateral and multi-lateral donors including UKAid, USAID, European Union, Comic Relief, Big Lottery Fund (UK) and UN agencies. I have provided technical support and advice for the implementation of public health, development and humanitarian projects in around 20 countries in Africa including Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Sierra Leone. I have also conducted programme evaluations for different agencies globally. including Solidarites, Health Poverty Action, and the International Federation of Red Cross/Crescent Societies.

I have provided technical support to development, emergency, and rehabilitation projects and have a strong background in participatory training methodologies as well as implementing programmes using Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) cycles

I have experience in conducting evaluations using both qualitative and quantitative approaches and have evaluated projects funded by DFID, EU, UN agencies among others.

I am trained in disaster response and have responded to humanitarian crisis in different parts of Africa for interventions addressing water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, livelihoods and food security.

 

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Public Health, Environments and Society

Centres

Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

Medical Anthropology

Sociology of health and illness

Qualitative Research Methods

Research

 My research at LSHTM focuses on community participation for safe motherhood. It explores the participatory processes that emerge as health providers and community members collaborate to prevent maternal deaths through Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) sessions in Kenya.  The study will also explore the extent to which accountability mechanisms can be established for the prevention of maternal mortality. 

Beyond the PhD, my other interests are social determinants for health, health systems strengthening, governance and accountability of health systems and social policy review.

I have worked for international NGOs for the last 20 years where I have carried knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) research studies and evaluations for different organizations in about 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Research Area
Health promotion
Hygiene
Maternal health
Public health
Quality improvement
Research : policy relationship
Sanitation
Social and structural determinants of health
Water
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Capacity strengthening
Evaluation
Gender
Ethnography
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Reproductive health
Discipline
Anthropology
Operational research
Sociology
Social Sciences
Social Policy
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
HIV/AIDS
Malaria
Malnutrition
Tuberculosis
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Burundi
Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Namibia
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Region
OECD members
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)