Peter Macharia

Supervisors

Dr. Emelda Okiro Prof. Bob Snow Prof. Benn Sartorious

Mentors

Prof. Olubayi Olubayi Prof. Philip Bejon Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa Dr. Symon Kariuki

Peter has a B.Sc. in Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information System (GIS) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Post Graduate Diploma in Health Research Methods from Pwani University and M.Sc. in GIS and Remote Sensing from JKUAT. He has been involved in; assembly of health facility databases for African countries and subsequent quantification of spatial access to these health facilities at fine resolution; defining malaria transmission limits in the Arabian Peninsula; mapping malaria risk and control activities at sub national levels in Africa; and equitably rationalizing the quantification of bed-nets needed by pregnant women attending antenatal care and infants attending immunization clinics in Kenya.

His PhD focuses on modelling spatial and temporal variation of under-five mortality (U5M) at county level over the last four decades in Kenya. He will additionally assess the contribution of the malaria parasite prevalence and other spatial, social and environmental determinants of child survival to variability observed in U5M in each county. This work will allow benchmarking of trends in U5M and its determinants sub-nationally geared towards the realization of Sustainable Development Goals and informing policies and decisions to improve child survival.

Peter is a member of The International Society of Geospatial Health and a member of the GIS chapter of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya.

Publications:

  1. Spatial models for the rational allocation of routinely distributed bed nets to public health facilities in Western KenyaMacharia PM, Ouma PO, Odera PA, Snow RW, Noor AM (2017) | Malaria Journal16:367.
  2. Spatial accessibility to basic public health services in South SudanMacharia PM, Ouma PO, Gogo EG, Snow RW, Noor AM (2017). | Geospatial Health 12:510.
  3. A national health facility survey of malaria infection among febrile patients in Kenya, 2014.Githinji S, Noor AM, Malinga J, Macharia PM, Kiptui R, Omar A, Njagi K, Waqo E, Snow RW (2016). | Malaria Journal 15:591.
  4. Coverage of routine reporting on malaria parasitological testing in Kenya, 2015–2016. (2017) Maina JK, Macharia PM, Ouma PO, Snow RW, Okiro EA | Global health action 10:1413266