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Newton Int'l fellow at Lancaster University and Visting researcher, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme

Peter Macharia has a PhD in spatial epidemiology. He holds a MSc in Geospatial Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing, Postgraduate Diploma in Health research methods and BSc in Geomatic Engineering and GIS

His interests are in disease mapping and spatial epidemiology (child mortality, its determinants, access and utilization to healthcare).

Experience

  • 2021–present
    Visiting Researcher, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme
  • 2021–present
    Royal Society - Netwon International Fellow, Lancaster University

Education

  • 2020 
    The OPen University, UK and KWTRP, Kenya, PhD
  • 2017 
    Jomo Kenyatta University & Technology (JKUAT), Nairobi, Kenya , MSc, Geospatial Information system and Remote Sensing
  • 2015 
    Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya , Post Graduate Diploma, Health Research Methods
  • 2014 
    Jomo Kenyatta University & Technology (JKUAT), Nairobi, Kenya , BSc (Hons), Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Systems

Publications

  • 2020
    Joseph NK, Macharia PM, Ouma PO, Mumo J, Jalang’o R, Wagacha PW, Achieng VO, Ndung'u E, Okoth P, Muñiz M, Yaniss G, Panciera R, Ray N, Okiro EA (2020). Spatial access inequities and childhood immunisation uptake in Kenya. BMC Public Health, 20:1407 [PMID: 32933501] PMCID: PMC7493983].,
  • 2020
    Wairoto KG, Joseph NK, Macharia PM, Okiro EA (2020). Determinants of subnational disparities in antenatal care utilization: a spatial analysis of demographic and health survey data in Kenya. BMC Health Services Research, 20:665 [PMID: 32682421] [PMCID: PMC7368739].,
  • 2020
    Macharia PM, Joseph NK, Okiro EA (2020). A vulnerability index for COVID-19: spatial analysis at the subnational level in Kenya. BMJ Global Health, 5;8:e003014. [PMID: 32839197] [PMCID: PMC7447114].,
  • 2020
    Odhiambo JN, Kalinda C, Macharia PM Snow RW, Sartorius B (2020). Spatial and spatio-temporal methods for mapping malaria risk: a systematic review. BMJ Global Health, 5:8;e002919 [PMID: 33023880] PMCID: PMC7537142].,
  • 2020
    South A, Dicko A, Herringer M, Macharia PM, Maina J, Okiro EA, Snow RW, Walt A (2020). A rapid and reproducible picture of open access health facility data in Africa to support the COVID-19 response. Wellcome Open Res, 5:157,
  • 2020
    Runge M, Snow RW, Molteni F, Thawer S, Mohamed A, Mandike R, Giorgi E, Macharia PM, Smith TA, Lengeler C, Pothin E (2020). Simulating the council-specific impact of anti-malaria interventions: a tool to support malaria strategic planning in Tanzania. PLoS One, 19;15:e0228469. [PMID: 32074112] [PMCID: PMC7029840] ,
  • 2019
    Chipeta MG, Giorgi E, Mategula D, Macharia PM, Ligomba C, Munyenyembe A, Chirombo J, Gumbo A, Terlouw DJ, Snow RW, Kayange M (2019). Geostatistical analysis of Malawi’s changing malaria transmission from 2010 to 2017. Wellcome Open Res, 4:57 [PMID: 31372502] [PMCID: PMC6662685],
  • 2019
    Macharia PM, Giorgi E, Thuranira PN, Joseph NK, Sartorius B, Snow RW, Okiro EA (2019). Sub national variation and inequalities in under-five mortality in Kenya since 1965. BMC Public Health, 19:146 [PMID: 30717714] [PMCID: PMC6360661] ,
  • 2019
    Maina J, Ouma PO, Macharia PM, Alegana VA, Mitto B, Fall IS, Noor AM, Snow RW, Okiro EA (2019). A spatial database of health facilities managed by the public health sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Scientific Data, 6:134 [PMID: 31346183] [PMCID: PMC6658526],
  • 2018
    Macharia PM, Giorgi E, Noor AM, Waqo E, Kiptui R, Okiro EA, Snow RW. Spatio-temporal analysis of Plasmodium falciparum prevalence to understand the past and chart the future of malaria control in Kenya. Malaria journal 17:340,
  • 2018
    Alegana VA, Maina J, Paul O Ouma PO, Macharia PM, Wright J, Atkinson PM, Okiro EA, Snow RW, Tatem AJ. National and sub-national variation in patterns of febrile case management in sub-Saharan Africa: an insight into public health sector service delivery. Nature Communication 9:4994 ,
  • 2018
    Ouma PO, Maina J, Thuranira PN, Macharia PM, Alegana AA, English M, Okiro EO, Snow RW. Access to emergency hospital care provided by the public sector in sub-Saharan Africa in 2015: a geocoded inventory and spatial analysis. Lancet Global Health 6: e342–e350,
  • 2017
    Maina JK, Macharia PM, Ouma PO, Snow RW, Okiro EA. Coverage of routine reporting on malaria parasitological testing in Kenya, 2015–2016,
  • 2017
    Macharia PM, Ouma PO, Gogo EG, Snow RW , Noor AM. Spatial accessibility to basic public health services in South Sudan. Geospatial Health, 12: 510 ,
  • 2017
    Macharia PM, Ouma PO, Odera PA, Snow RW, Noor AM . Spatial models for the rational allocation of routinely distributed bed nets to public health facilities in Western Kenya. Malaria Journal 16:367,
  • 2016
    Githinji S, Noor AM, Malinga J, Macharia PM, Kiptui R, Omar A, Njagi K, Waqo E, Snow RW. A national health facility survey of malaria infection among febrile patients in Kenya, 2014. Malaria Journal 15:591,

Professional Memberships

  • Graduate Member, GIS chapter, Institution of surveyors of Kenya (ISK)
  • Full life Time Member International Society of Geospatial Health (GnosisGIS)