Public Defence: Moses Mukaba Ngari

M.Sc. Moses Mukaba Ngari at  will be defending the thesis “Survival and growth amongst Kenyan sick and undernourished children during and following hospitalisation” for the degree of Dr.Philos (Doctor Philosophiae).

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Adjudication committee

  • First opponent: Professor Henrik Friis, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen
  • Second opponent: Professor Suzanne Filteau, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Third member and chair of the evaluation committee: Associate Professor Kåre Moen, University of Oslo

Chair of the Defence

Professor Finn Georg B. Wisløff, University of Oslo


Moses Ngari studied mortality and growth among children following discharge from hospitals in Kenya. Mortality was highest for children less than 6 months and among those suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Notably, these children had elevated risk of life threatening events compared with non-hospitalized children in the community.

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Published June 3, 2019 1:03 PM - Last modified June 3, 2019 4:17 PM