Dr. Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo is the Founder Director and Technical advisor of the AIHD. Before joining the AIHD, Mary had worked with various national and international agencies in Kenya including: Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), African Medical and Research Found (AMREF); Population Council and the African Population and Health Research Council (APHRC). Mary has published widely in the areas of health and development, focusing on NCDs, HIV/AIDS, gender, youth, mothers and children under-five, rural and urban poverty, and health promotion in general. She also serves on various international committees/boards, including the World Health Organization (WHO). She is currently the Secretary of the NCD Alliance of Kenya (NCDAK) and the Coordinator of the Consortium for NCD Prevention and Control in Sub-Saharan Africa (CNCD-Africa). Mary holds a PhD (Social Anthropology) from Cambridge University in the UK and BA (Social Anthropology, First Class Hons.) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.