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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Julie Murugi

Julie Murugi
Julie Murugi
Social Policy School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Global Health, Global Health Policy, Health Financing, Health Policy and Systems Research, Universal Health Coverage

PhD Title

The influence of health financing reforms on equitable access, and the quality of health service delivery: A case study on maternal and neonatal health in Kenya.

PhD Supervisors: Dr Mark Hellowell

Professional Qualification

Master of Public Health, University of Nairobi 

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Nairobi 


Berger, M., Murugi, J., Buch, E., Ijsselmuiden, C., Kennedy, A., Moran, M., Guzman, J., Devlin, M. & Kubata, B. (2009). Strengthening Pharmaceutical Innovation in Africa. Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED),  New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).  

Matthys B, Murugi J, de Haan S, Mäusezahl D, Wyss K. (2009). Research for health and health system strengthening in Africa. Results of a stakeholder consultation.  Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH); COHRED Record Paper 9.; pp. 1- 20.  

Schenk K, Kiragu K, Murugi J and Sarna A.  (2014). If you build it, will they come? A qualitative investigation into community barriers to accessing paediatric HIV services in Kenya. Child and Youth Services Review. 

Kiragu K, Schenk K, Murugi J and Sarna A. (2008). ‘If you build it, will they come?’ Kenya healthy start paediatric HIV study: A diagnostic study investigating barriers to HIV treatment and care among children, Horizons Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.

Murugi J, Nduati R, Thuita F, Ferguson A.  ‘Integration of infant feeding counseling in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs: Implications on quality of care’.  AIDS Impact Conference, Marseille, France 2007. Oral Presentation.

Murugi J, Nduati R, Thuita F, Ferguson A. Infant Feeding Counseling in Programmes to Prevent Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Nairobi, Kenya.  Masters dissertation, 2006.