Maurine Ng’oda

Maurine Ng'oda

Research Officer

ABOUT Maurine Ng'oda

Maurine works as a Research Officer for APHRC’s Health and Well-Being theme’s Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases Unit. Her study has focused on population monitoring for COVID-19 over the past three years, in order to determine the proportion of people who have neutralizing antibodies and the length of immunity in the general population. Her responsibilities include managing the project team, organizing community mobilization activities, arranging research tools and training materials, supervising fieldwork and laboratory operations, and managing logistical aspects of data collection.

She has a BSc in Environmental Health from Moi University in Kenya and a Master of Public Health degree in Health Promotion and International Health from Maseno University. She formerly supported county health systems in enhancing access to and the caliber of maternal and newborn care at Afya Research Africa and Options Consultancy Services, both of which were funded by the UK. Additionally, Maurine oversaw the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), supported by the USAID,and the home-based HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing Initiative (pHCT) in Bungoma County.
The opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives inspires Maurine. She finds satisfaction in knowing that her efforts have a positive outcome. Her motivation is mostly driven by observable results.
She received her Comprehensive Systematic Reviews accreditation from the Joanna Briggs Instituteand a certification in project monitoring and evaluation from the Kenya Institute of Management. Maurine is also a graduate of the Civic Leadership track of Cohort 37 of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.