Dr. Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo is the Founder Director of the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD). She is currently the Secretary of the NCD Alliance of Kenya and the Vice-President for the African Region for the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE). She serves of various international bodies and has published widely on health and social development, including on COVID-19. Mary is an Adjunct Faculty Member of Strathmore University, Nairobi. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, UK.