HomeWorking at kemriPeter M. Macharia
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My work involves

I analyse health data such as malaria infection, child mortality, immunization coverage, malnutrition and make maps to show areas that are lagging or marginalized. My work provides evidence to policymakers in terms of resource allocation and prioritization on the areas and populations that have been left behind. I mainly use a powerful laptop loaded with several programming languages and mapping software.

MOTIVATION FOR MY WORK :

I find motivation in knowing that the work I am engaged in has relevance in the Kenyan context especially in reducing child mortality.

Qualification required for my work:

You need a background in BSc Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial information system. I did a masters in the same area and my PhD was in spatial epidemiology

HOBBIES, PASTIMES, LIKES AND DISLIKES

Cycling, zip-lining, watching and playing football, nature walks and charity work

FAVORITE SUBJECT AT SCHOOL

Mathematics, Physics and chemistry

AMBITION

To head a geospatial modelling lab in about 5-7 years