DMI has recently welcomed a new member to its board, Mercy Juma, a multi-award-winning journalist with over 10 years’ experience working in media specialising in science and health. With her wealth of knowledge and expertise, she brings a unique perspective to DMI’s mission to improve global health and development through evidence-based communication.

Mercy is based in Nairobi and currently works for BBC News as a Bilingual Correspondent, reporting on domestic and international news. Prior to the BBC, Mercy was Senior Broadcast and Print Journalist at Nation Media Group in Kenya where she produced material on maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, and youth and women empowerment.

With a master’s degree in international relations from the United States International University – Africa, Mercy has worked tirelessly to shed light on important issues such as post-conflict societies, climate change, sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as Women, Children, Adolescent and Newborn (WCAN) health and rights.

Amongst her many achievements, Mercy was the first recipient of the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in Africa Storytelling and has been awarded the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists Fellowship. Her passion for sharing the stories of the marginalized and underserved has driven her to work as a Senior Bilingual Reporter at BBC News, where she covers Africa and beyond.

We are thrilled to have Mercy join our board where her experience and passion for storytelling and advocacy will be invaluable assets to the organization. Her passion for journalism and commitment to improving the lives of people around the world aligns perfectly with our mission, and we are excited to see what we can achieve together.