Martha is currently a Wellcome Trust International Intermediate Fellow working toward developing and determine effectiveness of a home-based post-discharge breastfeeding support intervention to enhance growth and development of malnourished infants recovering from an illness (link to IBAMI-2 study) and https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/people-and-projects/grants-awarded/enhancing-growth-and-development-among
Working within the larger nutrition and intervention team lead by Professor James Berkley, Dr Mwangome has been funded by Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to identify optimal doses of multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) among non-pregnant women of reproductive age (WRA) and pregnant women in Kilifi County, Kenya (link to Virutubisho study).
Dr Mwangome has published extensively on extending the use of simple anthropometric measurements such as the mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) to define nutritional vulnerability in early infancy and on the role of breastfeeding in nutritional recovery, growth and development of nutritionally vulnerable infants discharged from hospital treatment. She has previously been funded by the Global health strategy funded by the Global Health strategy, to assess the applicability of the 2013 WHO updated guidelines for treatment of ill malnourished infants u6m and explore the use of breastfeeding peer supporters towards re-establishing exclusive breastfeeding of ill malnourished infants within public hospital setting (link to IBAMI-1 & SIBS studies). Also funded by the BMGF and AREF to determine the composition of breastmilk consumed by infants u6m presenting with different nutritional classifications (BMC-CHAIN) and estimate body composition of malnourished infants u6m (link to CHAIN).