Elizabeth Merab

For her work in medical journalism, Elizabeth has received six awards, fellowships, and several notable mentions.

Elizabeth is an award-winning health and science journalist working at Nation Media Group based in Nairobi, Kenya.

She writes about infectious diseases as well as non-communicable diseases, public health, global health, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, and science policy.

Elizabeth is passionate about telling health and science-based stories with a tinge of difference, by simplifying technical subjects in a creative manner that can be understood by both professionals and the public. 

She received a Bachelor’s degree in Education (Majoring in English and Literature) from Kenyatta University, Kenya, and later pursued several diploma and certificate courses in science journalism from Rhodes University, South Africa, as well as Epidemiology offered by McGill International TB Centre, Canada in partnership with Bhekisisa Center for Health Journalism and Chatham House.

She is also trained in Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) and is currently pursuing her Masters’ degree.

For her work in medical journalism, she has received six awards, fellowships, and several notable mentions. In 2017, Elizabeth won the World Health Organization's Next Generation of Science Journalists Award by the World Health Summit, and was a finalist of the 2017 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist FPA Award.

To reach her, follow her on Twitter at @emcleans and on email with [email protected]


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