Currently, about 90% of women of childbearing age in Africa live in contexts with restrictive abortion laws. The bulk of women requiring abortion in these contexts resort to unsafe methods and procedures resulting in fatalities,...read more
Frederick holds a Master of Science degree in Population Based Field Epidemiology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
He first joined APHRC in 2005 where he worked as a field staff in the Education Research Program and as a Project Field Coordinator for the Wellcome Trust Cardiovascular Disease Research Project in 2008. In 2009, Frederick was awarded a training scholarship by the INDEPTH Network Leadership program to study for a Master of Science degree in Medicine in Population Based Field Epidemiology at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He completed training in 2010 and returned to rejoin the organization as a Research Officer and has since worked with the Health Challenges and Systems and the Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health Programs.
Frederick’s current research interests are in Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition, and socioeconomic impacts of HIV/AIDS on families in sub Saharan Africa; and their interlinkages with Urbanization. In the conduct of his research, Frederick is a keen proponent of the protection of human research participants by the adherence to international guidelines for ethical research on humans.
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