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
Michael is in charge of data management and analysis for projects within the Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health (PDRH) research program. He is also the project manager for the Western Kenya Family Planning project, leading in the coordination of seven partners implementing diverse intervention programs in Western Kenya.
He is currently working under three main projects: Reversing the Stall in Fertility Decline in Western Kenya, The Maternal Near Miss study and an evaluation of the National Choice for Change Program. He also offers statistical support to all other projects within the PDRH program.
Michael holds a Masters degree in Social Statistics from the University of Nairobi. He is currently a PhD student at University of Witwatersrand South Africa and a Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) fellow. Prior to joining APHRC in 2009, he worked in several other institutions among them Population Services International (PSI) as a Senior Statistician.
Michael is driven by the desire for quality scientific research geared towards improving the well-being of Africans; providing credible evidence for decision making and highlighting possible and plausible solutions to current health and health systems challenges in Africa.