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Medical researcher

Jeremiah Chakaya Muhwa, Kenyan medical researcher. Coordinator Association Kinango Professionals, Nairobi, since 2008; Member of Kenya Association Prevention Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (secretary 1997—2009).

Background

Muhwa, Jeremiah Chakaya was born on August 12, 1958 in Kwale, Kenya. Son of Peter Muhwa Chakaya and Grace Nyamvula Nzuga.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Nairobi, Kenya, 1985. Master in Internal Medicine, University Nairobi, Kenya, 1992. Diploma in Thoracic Medicine, University London, 1995.

Career

Medical officer Ministry Health, Nairobi, 1985—1992, head national Tuberculosis control programme, 2003—2006. Research officer Kenya Medical Research Institute, since 1992. Part time lecturer University Nairobi, Kenya, since 1992.

Part time lecturer, chest physician Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, since 2000. Chair Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course Expansion Working Group, Stop Tuberculosis Partnership, Geneva, since 2005. Vice chair Stop Tuberculosis Partnership Coordinating Board, Geneva, since 2007.

Chair Strategic and Technology Advisory Group-Tuberculosis, World Health Organization, Geneva, since 2008.

Membership

Coordinator Association Kinango Professionals, Nairobi, since 2008. Member of Kenya Association Prevention Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (secretary 1997—2009).

Connections

Married Joyce Muthoni Gachiri. Children: Muhwa Chakaya, Mbeyu Chakaya, Nyamvula Chakaya.

father:
Peter Muhwa Chakaya

mother:
Grace Nyamvula Nzuga

spouse:
Joyce Muthoni Gachiri

child:
Muhwa Chakaya Muhwa

child:
Mbeyu Chakaya Muhwa

child:
Nyamvula Chakaya Muhwa