Eliud Wekesa

Eliud Wekesa

Associate Research Scientist

ABOUT Eliud Wekesa

Eliud Wekesa is an Associate Research Scientist with over 15 years of experience in Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation. His research interests include Fertility, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19. He is particularly interested in the nexus between fertility preferences and contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa and other Lower- and Middle-Income Countries. He currently works on the Countdown to 2030 and UM-APHRC Family Planning projects.

He holds a PhD in Demography/Population Studies from the London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom. He also holds an MSc in Population and Development (LSE) and an MA and BA in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He previously worked as a Lecturer (South Eastern Kenya University), Post-doctoral Research Fellow (Population Council), Research Assistant (APHRC), and Research and M&E Consultant.

He has been a Wellcome Trust Fellow, Bixby Trust Fellow, Population Reference Bureau Fellow, African Cities Research Consortium Member, and IGAD Centre of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Research Member.

His work is motivated by the drive to improve the health and socio-economic well-being of communities through research and implementation of life-saving and other workable interventions.
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