Muthoni Mate is a professional epidemiologist with over 15 years’ experience in health research and health systems strengthening within the African Continent. Her experience with end-to-end implementation of medical research programs and her aptitude for community-rooted solutions lend themselves very strongly to the type of solutions that Africa is moving towards. This involves the designing and implementing of innovative African health solutions with a global mindset.
Muthoni is a person living with Cancer and her experience crystalized the realities of lack of reliable information, under resources and a fragmented healthcare system on the outcomes of a cancer diagnosis. This redefined her world view and reaffirmed her contribution in the battle against all types of cancer which lead to the establishment of The Cancer Café (www.cancer-cafe.org) – an innovative nonprofit organization that tailor- makes solutions for people living with cancer by linking them to resources and simplified, holistic, credible, consistent information about cancer prevention, management and rehabilitation.
Muthoni has been involved in the generation and implementation of key governance in cancer prevention and management -The Kenya Cancer Policy 2019-2020 and the Kenya National Cancer Control Strategy 2012 – 2020 among others.
She also seats on various technical advisory forums, The National Cancer institute of Kenya and the Non-Communicable Disease ICC Monitoring, Evaluation and Research. She is also a Rotarian – a humanitarian institution with the mission of service above self.