Wanjiru Mburu

Board Member

Wanjiru Mburu is a human-computer interaction for development (HCI4D) researcher who is passionate about designing technology interventions to bridge the healthcare digital divide in developing countries. She believes that mobile technologies hold promise for improving population health, but unless they are developed and tested with the users, the ultimate impact will be limited. Between 2014 and 2017 she worked for the organisation Medic Mobile, where she managed m-health projects across Africa. She also has experience working with the telecoms sector. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town. Her research focuses on exploring how Information and Communication Technologies can support low-income mothers of hospitalised preterm infants. She has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town that focused on the design of technologies for marginalised communities.