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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Dr Tabitha Mwangi is Programme Director at the Mastercard Foundation Program. She joined the University of Cambridge in 2021 as the Programme Manager of Cambridge-Africa. Prior to that she was Senior Lecturer in Public Health at Anglia Ruskin University, UK (2017-2020) and Pwani University in Kilifi, Kenya (2013-2015). 

Tabitha started her higher education at the University of Nairobi, earning a Bachelor’s in veterinary medicine and MSc in veterinary epidemiology. She worked as a research scientist for 10 years at the Kenya Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust Program in Kilifi, where she completed her PhD in malaria epidemiology.

Tabitha is actively involved in communicating science for public consumption. She has published feature articles on health research for national newspapers in Kenya, Msafiri (Kenya Airways flight magazine) and The Conversation. 


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Cambridge Global Challenges is the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


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