Biography

Diana is a health researcher working to implement community health programs. Her main focus is expanding the understanding of the epidemiology, immunology, and control of water-borne and water-related diseases. Towards this goal, she has implemented numerous laboratory and community-based studies and programs in collaborations with organizations such as Kenya Medical Research Institute, COHESU, WHO, United Nations University – INWEH, University of Waterloo, Canada, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation, as well as researchers from the greater East African community. Together with these teams, Diana has published numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

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Safe water access is recognized as a basic human right important for human health and dignity, as well as essential to the social and economic development of any community. In 2010, the United Nations adopted resolution 64/292, recognizing the right to safe and clean drinking water as a human right. Yet nearly 750 million people […]

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Almost 25 years ago, women and men gathered in Dublin, Ireland, for an international conference on water and the environment. The Dublin Statement on Water and Sustainable Development agreed upon at this event was a pivotal document six months before Rio and the Earth Summit.1 The Dublin Statement provided the first official recognition of …

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