Jacqueline Kung’u joined Nutrition International in 2010 as Regional Advisor Research and Evaluation, Africa. In her role, she contributes to the technical quality of Nutrition International’s programs in Africa by guiding the use of evidence as a basis for Nutrition International’s programs. She also participates in the generation and dissemination of new evidence related to diverse micronutrient programs.
Jackie has expertise in anaemia and micronutrient malnutrition during pregnancy and early childhood, and in food based approaches (fortification, biofortification, agricultural interventions) for improving nutrition and health outcomes. Her expertise also includes the interaction between nutrition and infectious disease, with a focus on helminth infections and malaria, and monitoring and evaluation of programs and the use of evaluation results for program redesign. She has a PhD in International Nutrition (with Minors in Epidemiology & Immunology), a MSc in Applied Human Nutrition and a BSc in Food Science & Technology.