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Joan Nyanyuki, MD, MSc

Position: Medical Expert Consultant, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

Joan Nyanyuki is a medical practitioner working independently on health rights issues. Dr. Nyanyuki holds an MSc in human rights from the London School of Economics, a Bachelor of medicine and surgery from Moi University, and is in the process of obtaining an MSc in public health from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Dr. Nyanyuki conducts medical assessments for victims of torture and sexual violence, as well as refugees, and previously coordinated the investigation and documentation of torture and related violations during the Kenyan post-election related violence of 2007–2008. She conducts trainings to health and legal professionals on the investigation and documentation of related violations. Her special interests include torture, refugees, migrants, and the rights of persons in custody.