Peter Macharia


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


Prof. Olubayi Olubayi Prof. Philip Bejon Prof. 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 rationalising the quantification of bed-nets needed by pregnant women attending antenatal care and infants attending immunisation clinics in Kenya.

His PhD focuses on modelling under-five mortality (U5M) at county level since Kenya’s independence; estimating levels and trends of factors associated with child survival sub-nationally over the last three decades and assessing the contribution these determinants to variability observed in U5M by county. This work will inform what interventions are needed, where needed and when needed to inform policies and catalyse achievement of SDG 3.2.

Peter is a member of The International Society of Geospatial Health , The GIS chapter of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya and The American Association of Geographers


  1. Spatio-temporal analysis of Plasmodium falciparum prevalence to understand the past and chart the future of malaria control in Kenya. (2018). Macharia PM, Giorgi E, Noor AM, Waqo E, Kiptui R, Okiro EA, Snow RW|Malaria journal
  2. National and sub-national variation in patterns of febrile case management in sub-Saharan Africa: an insight into public health sector service delivery. (2018). Alegana VA, Maina J, Paul O Ouma PO, Macharia PM, Wright J, Atkinson PM, Okiro EA, Snow RW, Tatem AJ|Nature Communication
  3. Access to emergency hospital care provided by the public sector in sub-Saharan Africa in 2015: a geocoded inventory and spatial analysis. (2018) Ouma PO, Maina J, Thuranira PN, Macharia PM, Alegana AA, English M, Okiro EO, Snow RW|Lancet Global Health
  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 
  5. 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 Journal
  6. Spatial accessibility to basic public health services in South SudanMacharia PM, Ouma PO, Gogo EG, Snow RW, Noor AM (2017).|Geospatial Health
  7. 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