Miriam Wamotho Muriithi was born in Murang’a, Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a Master Degree in Public Health and Disaster Management from Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. She also holds certificates on Senior Management, Health Systems Strengthening and Strategic Leadership Development Programme from the Kenya School of Government.
Miriam has been working with the Ministry of Health Kenya where she has held different positions ranging from a Dental Officer to a Dental Specialist. She has also led Oral Health Services in different Government institutions before moving to the Ministry of Health headquarters in 2015 as the Head, Oral Health Services.
She has contributed in coordinating the only National Oral Health Survey in Kenya, 2015 and the successful development and launch of the Kenya National Oral Health Policy 2022-2030 and Kenya National Strategic plan 2022-2026. Currently undertaking the development of a National plan to phasedown use of Dental Amalgam, training manual for Nurses at the MCH clinics and Community Health Workers on basic oral health.