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Purity Mwendwa

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I

School Of Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: 017166571
Email: purity.mwendwa@ucd.ie

Biography

Purity Mwendwa is currently a Post-Doctoral Research fellow in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Systems in Dublin, Ireland. In her current role, she works as part of the health systems research project-Global Health, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to analysing health systems problems. Her PhD focused on the use of community health workers (CHWs) and mobile health (mHealth) technologies to strengthen the health system in rural Rwanda. Purity¿s research is mainly focused on low-income settings and she is particularly interested in supporting initiatives that seek to reduce maternal and new-born mortality in these settings. Purity has recently published in the Development in Practice journal and has a manuscript in Press with Development Policy Review Journal. She recently contributed to the United Nations, 2016, Global Sustainable Development Report, Chapter 3 on ¿Perspectives of scientists on technology and the SDGs¿. She previously worked as an occasional lecturer, in UCD and was a field research coordinator for the joint TCD/UCD Masters in Development Practice program from 2013-2014. Purity is affiliated with the School of Health Sciences, Meru University of Science and Technology in Kenya.

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Mwendwa Purity (2016) 'Assessing the fit of RapidSMS for maternal and new-born health: perspectives of community health workers in rural Rwanda'. Development in Practice, . [Details]
                                                                                             

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External Collaborators

Meru University College of Science and Technology, Meru Kenya