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DR. DOROTHY MUTHONI MITUKI

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PERSONAL DETAILS
Designation
Lecturer
Corporate Email
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Phone Number
+254 722-333-133
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Health Sciences
Directorate / Dept
FOND
Main Campus - Njoro
Address
536 EGERTON
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION | 1996 | MOI UNIVERSITY ELDORET

  • Education
  • Nutrition
  • Research

MASTERS OF SCIENCE (FOODS NUTRITION & DIETETICS)| 2003 | KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

  • Programme Planning 
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Research
  • Community Development 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Nutritional SCIENCES)| 2017| EGERTON University

  • Community empowerment and Development
  • Maternal and child Nutrition
  • Research and Project Monitoring & Evaluation

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Jan-Feb 2017: National Agricultural Investment Plan (NAIP)- Food security and Nutrition, Experts Group technical clinic (training in tools and methodologies for the Food security and Nutrition thematic) by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) - Senegal
  • Aug., 2012-2013: The Leadership Development Program- offered by MSH/USAID
  • April, 2011: Consultancy Proposal Writing –Egerton University,
  • Sept., 2010: Professional Update on “Nutrition in Emergencies” Colloquium for Institutions of Higher Learning in Kenya. Organized by KIUNT/Nutrition Works UK/ MOPHS
  • April, 2010: HIV & AIDS and Food and Nutrition Security (Wageningen-Netherlands 2010)
  • March, 2009: Nutrition Leadership (African Nutrition Leadership Programme (2009) South Africa
  • April, 2007: Monitoring & Evaluation for Programme Managers- AMREF International-Kenya
  • Sep., 2006: Training of Facilitators (TOF) for Programme managers- AMREF International-Kenya
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • May 2007-date: Egerton University; Training, examining and Supervision of students. Academic advising and conducting research. Departmental Coordinator-Performance contacting Departmental Field Attachment Coordinator
  • April 2019-2020  Policy development- Participated in drafting the National Agri-Nutrition Strategy 2020-2024  (published)
  • July-August 2020  Policy development-Consultant- development of the Nakuru Food and Nutrition Security policy and the Nakuru Agri-Nutrition Strategy 2020-2025 for Nakuru County-Funded by HIVOS
  • June 2016  Participated in writing of the Breastfeeding Community Initiative (BFCI) and MIYCF-KAP Manuals for the MOH
  • March 2015-2017  Co-Principal investigator-Agrobiodiversity and dietary diversity for improved Nutritional status of Mother infant dyads in Rongai Sub-County Study-A Transform Nutrition and Agriculture 4 Nutrition and Health Project funded by IFPRI.
  • Managing $108,806.00 - Led in the proposal writing for the project funding and In-charge of Nutrition assessments and programme activities
  • Helped Farming community groups in writing proposals for funding
  • Jul 2014-Mar 2015- Consultant-Humid Tropics Agrobiodiversity and Nutrition baseline Survey (A collaborative research between Bioversity International, Wageningen University and Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre (AVRDC) carried out in Vihiga County). 
  • Mar 2014- 2017 Coordinated the eLEFANS (e-Learning Network on Food and Nutrition Security with Partner Universities in Eastern Africa and Europe) an EDULINK funded project. Facilitating implementation of the Project in the Human Nutrition Department-Egerton University.
  • Sep, 2013- Sep, 2015- Designed and implemented an Exclusive breastfeeding promotion Intervention project in Kiandutu Slums using CHWs and Nutrition Education. In charge of the implementation activities, Monitoring and Evaluating of the project 
  • Jan., 2010-Jan., 2012 Local Committee member in the Higher Education Network for Applied Human Nutrition between Eastern Africa and Europe (HENNA) A EDULINK project- seeking to harmonize the Nutrition Curriculum in Eastern Africa-Coordinated harmonization activities in the Kenyan Universities
  • April-May 2010 Partnered with African Family Health in Evaluating the Kenya Indoor Residual Program for RTI as Data Analyst
  • May 2007 Consultant-Baseline Survey for Child Rights Protection in Mutonguni (Kitui) and Doldol ADPs (World Vision Kenya). Managed and trained 50 data collection clerks.
  • June 2007 - Designed an E-learning Nutrition Module for the Diploma in Community Health- for AMREF International- Kenya 
  • July 2003 - Facilitated trainings on Nutritional Management of HIV & AIDS and Gender for World Vision- Kenya 
  • May 2001  Co-ordinated a survey for Food for the Hungry International (F.H.I.) sponsored by USAID for the Life Initiative Programme. Assessed the Nutritional and Food Security Status of Vulnerable Children in arid and semi-arid areas (Lower Eastern areas including Isiolo) Managed 8 enumerators.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Research And Documentation.
  • Fundraising Resource Mobilization And Management.
  • Project Implementation.
  • Project Design
  • Project Evaluation
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Mituki D.M, Tuitoek P.J, Varpolatai A., Ngotho D. (2020). Effectiveness of Community Health Workers in improving Initiation and Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates in a Low Resource Setting: A Cluster Randomized Longitudinal Study. Food Science & Nutrition. DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.1559
  2. Mituki D.M (2020) Rapporteur-Session 3, Geopolitics and Governance. Egerton University 13TH International Virtual Conference. 2020.
  3. Kemboi C S, Mituki D.M, Ramkat R. C,Celine T., Namukolo C, & Cheserek M.J., (2020). Variation in the factors associated with diet quality of children aged 6-23 months in low and high agro-ecological zones of Rongai sub-county, Kenya, Food Nutrition Bulletin, Vol.41 (2)186-199, DOI:10:1177/0379572120912875.
  4. Mituki D.M (2020) E-Learning Module-Nutrition Anthropology Egerton University E-Learning Directorate
  5. Mituki D.M (2020) E-Learning Module-Nutrition In Emergencies Egerton University E-Learning Directorate
  6. Mituki D.M (2020) E-Learning Module-Seminars Egerton University E-Learning Directorate
  7. GOK, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (2020) Agri-nutrition Strategy 2020-2024.. Government Printers Nairobi Kenya
  8. Mituki D.M. (2019) Panellist-Role of Universities in Nutrition Education. A Round Table Discussion. Global Health Supply Chain Summit-South Africa (19th -22nd November, 2019).
  9. Gitagia M.G., Ramkat R.C., Mituki D.M., Termote C., Namukolo C., and Cheserek M.J. (2019) Determinants of dietary diversity among women of reproductive age in two different agro-ecological zones of Rongai Sub-County, Nakuru, Kenya. Food and Nutrition Research. 2019 63: DOI 10.29219
  10. Oduor F.O, Boedecker J, Gina Kennedy Mituki-D.M Termote C,. (2018). Does caregivers’ nutritional knowledge and attitudes mediate seasonal shifts in children’s dietary patterns a case study of rural young children in Western Kenya. Maternal and Child Health 2018; DOI: e 12633
  11. Cheserek M.J, Mituki-D.M Ramkat R. C, (2018). Agrobiodiversity and dietary diversity for improved nutritional status of mother infant dyads in Rongai Sub-County, Nakuru, Kenya. ANEC Conference Proceedings Ethiopia, 2018.
  12. Kemboi C S, Cheserek M.J., Mituki D.M, Ramkat R. C (2018). Complementary Feeding Practices Contribution to Nutritional Status of Complementary Fed Children in Rongai Sub-County. Conference proceedings; Agri-Nutrition Conference Kenya School of Government 2018.
  13. Mituki D M., Ramkat R.C., Termote C., Namukolo C., and Cheserek M.J. (2017) Agrobiodiversity and dietary diversity for improved nutritional status of mothers and children in Rongai sub-county Nakuru-A policy brief. Transform Nutrition, 13, 2017.
  14. Mituki D.M, Tuitoek P.J, Varpolatai A.and Taabu I. (2017). Translation and Validation of the Breast Feeding Self efficacy scale into the Kiswahili language in a resource restricted setting in Thika-Kenya. Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health
  15. Mituki D.M, Tuitoek P.J and Varpolatai A. (2017). Effects of individualized nutrition education on maternal breastfeeding self-efficacy and exclusive breastfeeding duration in Kiandutu health centre, Thika – Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health
  16. Mituki D.M (2016) E-Learning Module-Community Nutrition and Health Egerton University E-Learning Directorate
  17. Mituki D.M (2016). E-Learning Module. Intervention strategies in Emergency situationsElefans Project
  18. Mituki, D. (2012).Food Production and Food Security Among Women in Evurore, Mbeere-Kenya LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing; Germany.
  19. E- Learning Nutrition Module for AMREF’s DCH (Diploma in Community Health) AMREF’s Website- (published) 2009
POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
MASTERS LEVEL :
  1. Dominic Kiprotich  (GMND/M/0228/01/18) NUTRITION KNOWLEDGE, DIETARY PRACTICES AND NUTRITION STATUS OF TYPE 2 DIABETIC PATIENTS AT NAKURU LEVEL 5 HOSPITAL, KENYA
  2. CAROLINE CHEPNGENO  (GMND/M/2170/09/17): ASSESSMENT OF DIETARY PRACTICES AND NUTRITION STATUS AMONG FEMALE OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE IN AN INFORMAL SETTLEMENT OF NAKURU COUNTY
  3. REBECCA CHEPKEMBOI KURUI   GMND/M/3238/09/18 MATERNAL SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS, POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION, AND INFANT NUTRITIONAL STATUS AT ELDORET WEST MATERNITY HOSPITAL IN UASIN GISHU COUNTY, KENYA
  4. SHARON ZILPA ANYANGO (GMND/M/0086/01/19): MATERNAL DETERMINANTS OF LOW BIRTH WEIGHT AT NAKURU LEVEL 5 HOSPITAL
REFEREES

Prof Prisca Tuitoek

DVC Research and Academic Affairs

Muranga University of Technology

P.O Box 75-10200 Muranga

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Dr. StellaMarries Muthoka

Faculty of Health Sciences

Dept. Human Nutrition

P.O Box 536-20100-Nakuru-Kenya

 

Peninah K. Masibo, PhD

Capacity Building Advisor

Global Programs for Research & Training

Morningside Office Park, Ngong Road

Ground Floor, Suite A

PO Box 40821-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

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