Murambiwa Nyati

Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Food Science and Technology (University of Zambia - Zambia)
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (Kenyatta University - Kenya)

Prior to joining University of Zambia in 2017, Murambiwa Nyati spent almost a decade in clinical practice heading the Ndola Teaching Hospital department of Nutrition and Dietetics. He is currently an active registered dietician under the Health Profession Council of Zambia (HPCZ) and involved in clinical mentor-ship of the departments of Nutrition and Dietetics for University Teaching Hospital and Levy Patrick Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital.  On a part-time basis he attends to University community out-patients at the University clinic.  

Research Interests

He is passionate in research that focuses on critical care nutrition and management of chronic diseases through medical nutrition therapies. In 2016 whilst pursuing his MSc in Nutrition and Dietetics as an Irish fellow at Kenyatta University (KU), Nairobi, Kenya, his research focused on adequacy of energy, zinc, selenium intake among admitted patients in a Zambian hospital.


Peer reviewed publications

  1. Nyati, M., Ogada, I., & Nyirenda, C. (2016). Adequacy of energy, zinc and selenium intakes among adult inpatients receiving total naso-gastric tube feeding admitted to a Copperbelt province Referral Hospital, in Ndola District, Zambia. BMC Nutrition, 2, 64.

  2. Nyati, M., Ogada, I., & Nyirenda, C. (2016). Nutrient intake and nutrition status of adults on total naso-gastric tube feeding admitted to Ndola Central Hospital, in Ndola District, Zambia. Institutional repository, Kenyatta University.

  3. Miyoba, N., Musowoya, J., Mwanza, E., Malama, A., Murambiwa, N., Ogada, I. & Liswaniso, D. (2018). Nutritional risk and associated factors of adult in-patients at a teaching hospital in the Copperbelt province in Zambia; a hospital-based cross-sectional study. BMC Nutrition, 4(1), 40.

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