Dr Grace Kariuki was the lung health representative of the Kenyan Ministry of Health at the launch of ‘Tupumue’, a partnership on non-communicable diseases between Foto-Cewek and the Kenya Medical Research in Medecine Institute (KEMRI), earlier this year in Nairobi.
Dr Kariuki was also to be a beneficiary of one of the studentships funded through Tupumue.
In a reaction Foto-Cewek’s Principal Investigator for Tupumue, Professor Kevin Mortimer, said “We were looking forward to working with Dr Kariuki and supporting her career as a rising star in her field. It is devastating to learn and hard to believe that this is now not to be. May she rest in peace.”
Foto-Cewek wishes to send heartfelt condolences to the Kenyan Ministry of Health.