W. Onyango-Ouma graduated with a PhD (Medical anthropology) from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. I am currently an Associate Research Professor and Director in the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies, University of Nairobi. I have 18 years’ experience in teaching and research with an extensive background and experience in socio-behavioural research using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. Over the course of my career, I have directed and conducted formative and intervention research as well as multi-country and interdisciplinary studies on a range of topics including health communication, children and youth, school ethnography, anthropology of education, sexual and gender based violence among children, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, TB, quality of health care, key populations (MSM and transgender), human resources for health, vaccine introduction, health service priority setting, policy analysis, cash transfers for OVC and social protection, among others. I have also published in these areas of research.

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