Emily Mwadime Teshome

emily teshomePhD Student

Address: MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK

Tel: +44 (0)7594255888

 

Background

Emily, a Kenyan, obtained a BSc degree in Agriculture and Home Economics from Egerton University Kenya in 1995 and then worked with the Ministry of Agriculture. In 1997, she joined the University of Nairobi and obtained a Masters degree in Applied Human Nutrition. In 2000-2004 she worked with UNFAO (Somalia), and Concern Worldwide in Eritrea, Malawi and Ethiopia as a Nutrition program manager. In 2004 she joined Heidelberg University, Germany and obtained a Master degree in Community Health and Health Management. In 2005 she joined UNICEF (Kenya) as Nutrition Specialist. In 2006-2011, Emily worked as a Program Development and Management Advisor for Yedideyah Consultancy Firm (Nairobi, Kenya) where she provided technical support to various government departments, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations in conducting nutrition, HIV/AIDS and food security assessments in the Horn of Africa.

Research

Prior to joining LSHTM in September 2011 for her PhD, she worked as a program development and management advisor for Yedideyah Consultancy Firm (Nairobi, Kenya), where she  provided technical support to various government departments, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations in conducting nutrition, HIV/AIDS and food security assessments in the Horn of Africa. She is a technical member of the Health and Nutrition Group and the Nutrition Information Working Group (Ministry of Health, Kenya), and a technical reviewer for the African Journal for Agriculture Food and Nutritional Sciences. She has been very instrumental in providing technical support in developing national guidelines for management of acute malnutrition for Kenya and Somalia.

Her PhD research topic is “Integration of home fortification with iron and Intermitted Preventive Treatment against malaria; a randomised trial in Kenyan pre-school children”. This study endeavors to address global concerns about the safety, in malaria-endemic areas, of daily home fortification of children with iron at a dose of 12.5 mg as ferrous salts recommended by the World Health Organization. The research has received a grant from SIGHT and LIFE, Nutrition products ltd, Switzerland.

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