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Catherine Mwangi

PhD graduate student Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Catherine has 9 years’ experience implementing and managing harm reduction programs at the community and national levels in Kenya. She w
as among the pioneer community experts involved in rolling out the needle/syringe program and the Medically Assisted Therapy in Kenya. She has been involved in developing the East Africa Alcohol/drug policy. She has built capacity of people who inject drugs peer networks by developing the peer education facilitation manual and training of trainer’s database which had been missing at the ministry of health for many years. She has taken lead in research among people who inject drugs at the national and community levels. Catherine has finalized her doctorate work in public health at Jomo kenyatta university of agriculture and technology focusing on women who inject drugs and will be graduating in June 2020. She founded Women Nest, the only organization focusing on girls and women who use drug in Kenya. She has published widely in this area. Catherine is a passionate human rights defender and advocate for women who use drugs.


  • –present
    PhD candidate, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology