Frederick Murunga Wekesah

Frederick Murunga Wekesah

Associate Research Scientist

ABOUT Frederick Murunga Wekesah

Frederick Murunga Wekesah is an epidemiologist and a researcher. He holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University, the Netherlands (2019); and a Master of Science degree in Medicine in Population-based Field Epidemiology from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (2010). Frederick is also a Bernard Lown Scholar in Cardiovascular Health Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University.

Frederick first joined APHRC in 2005 and has worked in various positions as a field team leader, field study coordinator, and project research officer. Frederick possesses strong qualitative and quantitative research and analytical skills. He conducts research in non-communicable diseases and in mental health and has researched on cardiovascular diseases in the urban slums of Nairobi since 2008. He is fascinated by the concepts of developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) and life-course epidemiology, and has prioritized childhood obesity and hyperglycemia in pregnancy as additional areas for his research.

Frederick has authored several scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals than can be found here. He is an avid reader, a motorsports fan and a believer of social justice and keenly interested in current local and international affairs.

Documentation of Research and Evidence on Gender and Conservation Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa
The concept of conservation agriculture (CA) involves three core principles…
Maternal Near-Miss (MNM) Due to Unsafe Abortion in Kenya
The World Health Organization (WHO, 2009) defines a maternal near-miss…
Quality of Post-Abortion Care in Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Nigeria
Currently, about 90% of women of childbearing age in Africa…
The State of Maternal Health and Perceptions Regarding Quality of Maternity Care in Nigeria
In 2013, Nigeria was ranked among the world’s poorest performing…