Muthoni Gichu

Muthoni Gichu,


Head of the Division of Geriatric Medicine

Institution: Ministry of Health 

Country: Kenya

Primary Research Interests

Primary activities relating to ACT Assess & Connect 

Muthoni is translating the tool into Swahili and is in the planning stages of a feasibility study.

Muthoni is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Group, which supports the work of the Global Bone Health Initiative through providing independent expert advice, including specific help with the development of the ACT Assess & Connect tool for bone health features. The group is chaired by Professor Finbarr Martin. 

MORE ABOUT Muthoni Gichu

Dr. Gichu is an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin. She has been leading the development of the Kenya Healthy Ageing Strategy, and National Dementia Action Plan among other policies and guidelines on Healthy Ageing and Older persons’ Health.

Muthoni has contributed to both the development of ICOPE guidelines, Framework for Monitoring, and evaluation of GAPPA as well as the development of several other national policy documents and guidelines. She has a decade of experience in policy development and implementation. Her training is in gerontology and exercise and sports science. 

Muthoni has undertaken various research projects on the health and well-being of older people in Kenya. She is also the chair of the National Advisory Group for Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing Countries (STRiDE) project Kenya, funded by the Research Council’s UK Global Challenges Research Unit. She is also a member of the Alzheimer’s Disease International Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel (MSAP) and a co-chair of the WHO-TAG for Measurement, Monitoring and Evaluation of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing. 

Muthoni is committed to improving the health of older persons in Kenya and is an advocate of preventing and maintaining independence.