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Evelyn is a research officer in the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) at KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme. She has a keen interest in health financing, health policy, health economics, health systems, and gender. She is currently working on a study that aims to explore informal payments for healthcare in Kenya and their implications on equitable access. She has also engaged in research assessing how health financing reforms aimed at attaining universal health coverage in Kenya can benefit the poor, how gender and disability influence the ability of the poor to benefit from pro-poor health financing policies in Kenya and strategic health purchasing in Kenya. Evelyn has a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Nairobi, a post-graduate diploma in project management from the Kenya Institute of Management, and a Master of Public Health (Health Economics) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


  • –present
    Health Economist, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme