Joy Wanja Muraya has spent the last ten years writing and editing articles for the Daily Nation and the Standard newspaper, the two major print, broadcast and online media companies in Kenya.
Her media work has won 17 awards including the prestigious 2015 Bill and Melinda Gates Maternal Health fellowship, the 2014 Kenya Medical Research Institute Director’s Award on Neglected Tropical Diseases Journalist of the year, the 2014 The African Story Challenge and 2012 and 2013 Kenya Media Council Print Health reporter of the Year She has a Masters of Public Health and has specialised in science and health reporting, has written about 2,000 articles on a range of subjects in science and health and worked as health and medicine Editor at The Conversation Africa. She has also worked as a communications consultant with UNICEF, WHO, USAID and ICF Macro.
She has trained journalists in in data and health reporting to enrich their health narratives in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. She has also presented papers on the agenda-setting role of the media at conferences in United States of America and Taiwan. She is passionate about excellent journalism and communication in health and science, and committed to promoting science, health and human well-being through public health advocacy. She is also an exclusive breastfeeding champion and a mother of two daughters.