Global Mentoring Programs to help Empower Women in Science

Dr. Damaris Matoke-Muhia, Principal Research Scientist, Kenya Medical Research Institute

Menttium - Empowering Women in Science with Dr. Damaris Matoke-Muhia, Principal Research Scientist at Kenya Medical Research Institute, Director of Capacity Building, gender mainstreaming, and career progression for Pan-African Mosquito Control Association

In this special episode, we focus on the power of mentoring to develop and empower women throughout the world. We will hear from Dr. Damaris Matoke-Muhia, who is an entomologist and a leader in the fight against malaria and other vector control diseases. Dr. Matoke-Muhia is passionate about identifying and mitigating gaps women face culturally in implementing community-based solutions to reduce malaria and in going into vector control research. Her story illustrates how one woman’s courage to challenge a system has positively impacted the lives of women and children throughout Africa.