Global WACh

Nancy Mwongeli

Dr. Nancy Mwongeli is the lead Medical Officer and the intermittent acting Head of department for the Research and Programs Department at Kenyatta National Hospital.  She is an upcoming Early Investigator and her research focuses HIV/AIDS, particularly Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Implementation Science and Policy development.  Dr. Mwongeli has been coordinating several PrEP implementation projects since 2018 and she is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Health – Global Health track at the University of Washington.  Her vision is to contribute to scientific knowledge through evidence-based research, to be engaged in policy formulation, and to effectively bridge the know-do gap through program implementation. Working in a resource-limited environment, it is clear to her that evidence-based research and preventive policy formulation have a greater impact on the population in developing countries and are more cost-effective than individualized curative services.