Mamothena Mothupi
Kenya, Nairobi
Research and evidence
Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal & Neonatal Health

Mamothena Mothupi

Health Researcher

Mamothena is the Health Researcher in the SMNRH GRIP/HU leading and supporting various research projects, including political economy analysis within the EQUAL consortium, reproductive self-care in South Sudan, and EMONC referral pathways in Nigeria. She collaborates with country programs and partner organizations in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to advance maternal, newborn and reproductive health strategic objectives.

Mamothena was previously a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, where she conducted research in MNH, gender and health systems. Her previous experience includes health systems and public health research with various organizations in Eastern and Southern Africa, including intergovernmental bodies and academia. She completed her PhD studying measurement approaches for continuum of care (a primary health care framework) delivery in maternal and child health, with applications for health information systems and intersectoral collaboration in LMICs. Her other background includes an MPH and a BA(Anthropology). Mamothena is passionate about interdisciplinary approaches to developing research and solutions that improve outcomes for mothers and children.