Mwihaki Kimura Muraguri

Former Sr. Associate Director

Mwihaki Kimura Muraguri joined the Foundation in January 2010. Based in the Africa Regional Office as an Associate Director for Health, she implemented work in the area of health systems and disease surveillance across the region. She partnered with African governments and selected national and regional implementers to enable countries to be responsive to emerging pandemics and burgeoning health care demands by supporting health financing reforms. In addition, she led the Foundation’s growing effort concerning philanthropic work in the region.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Kimura Muraguri ran the KCB Foundation, a private-sector foundation that supports community development across Eastern Africa. For several years she led the HIV and AIDS program in AMREF in Kenya and served on a number of national health taskforces in Kenya.

Ms. Kimura Muraguri received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Natal South Africa, an Honours degree from the University of Cape Town and holds a master’s in Public Policy with a focus in International Health from Georgetown University.

Authored Content

  • Mar 30 2016
    Blog Post Diagnostics Without Borders: Innovations in Telehealth The following post is part of a series based on research conducted around the health of the urban working poor.  We have all experienced the seemingly endless wait in the waiting room of the doctor’s office. For most of us, taking a few hours off work does not have lasting consequences, but for working poor […] Mwihaki Kimura Muraguri
  • Mar 14 2016
    Blog Post Navigating the System: The Rise of Health Coaching The following post is part of a series based on research conducted around the health of the urban working poor.  Despite many recent gains in public health, large sub-sets of the population in lower and middle-income countries are unable to access traditional forms of healthcare. While patients try their best to keep up with healthcare […] Monica Munn, Mwihaki Kimura Muraguri
  • Feb 29 2016
    Blog Post Texting for Transparency: Increasing Access to Health Services The following post is part of a series based on research conducted around the health of the urban working poor.  Lack of information about and awareness of health services often impede the urban working poor from accessing health services. With this in mind, there’s been a rapid increase in mobile technology programs for healthcare, spanning […] Mwihaki Kimura Muraguri
  • Jun 01 2015
    Blog Post Making the Invisible Visible: New Health Options for the Global Workforce The past few decades have seen a significant increase in urbanization in low and middle income countries. The vast majority of those moving to and living in cities rarely find employment in the formal sector, thereby giving rise to the new and continued norm of informality. Research supported by The Rockefeller Foundation has found that informal workers […] Mwihaki Kimura Muraguri
  • Oct 21 2013
    Blog Post Moving Kenya Towards Universal Health Coverage The past two years have witnessed an increasing focus on Universal Health Coverage, defined as the provision of quality, affordable healthcare across the population, as a viable goal for countries in the global south. Previously seen as the purview of strong welfare states such as Denmark and Sweden or socialist countries such as Cuba, this has now […] Mwihaki Kimura Muraguri