Elizabeth Merab, a health journalist working for Nation Media Group has lost her battle to sickle cell anaemia. Merab was in and out of hospital seeking treatment for the ailment for two decades. She was a communication specialist, media trainer, speaker and moderator.
A close source revealed news about her demise in a short statement, praising Merab for her fight with the ailment. The source wrote,
“Sadly Elizabeth has left us. She has been struggling with sickle-sell anemia. She was a warrior and she will be remembered forever,” stated the source.
Merab was the first recipient of the Global Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Journalism Award by Amref Health Africa which she was rewarded in 2021. She was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Kenyatta University. Merab joined Rhodes University where she graduated with a degree in Science Journalism, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. She was also awarded a Master’s degree in Digital Journalism from Aga Khan University.
Merab worked at Nation Media Group as a health and science journalist and had worked for close to seven years prior to her death. Merab collaborated on a media project and focused on how health issues were being covered in the news by Sparknews in Paris, France.
She was an award winner of Children and Youth Affairs category 2015. Kenya Media Network on Population and Development (KEMEP). Merab was also a Finalist, Thomson Foundation Young Journalist FPA Award 2017