Kenya

CHAMPS in Kenya

About our Work

In Kenya, our work is conducted in a densely populated urban settlement in Kisumu and in a rural area of Siaya County, both in Western Kenya. We utilize two local health care facilities: Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital and Kisumu East District Hospital.

 

CHAMPS data have already begun to inform national healthcare actions through identification of programmatic gaps and formulation of high-priority research questions related to both local and global policy.

Fast Facts

Kisumu

Catchment Area

72,000

Population Under Surveillance

79/1,000

Under-5 Mortality Rate

54/1,000

Infant Mortality Rate

39/1,000

Neonatal Mortality Rate

495/100,000

Maternal Mortality Rate

Meet the Directors

Dr. Dickens Onyango

County Director of Health, Kisumu County Department of Health and Sanitation, CHAMPS Kenya, Site Director

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Dr. Dickens Onyango

County Director of Health, Kisumu County Department of Health and Sanitation, CHAMPS Kenya

Dr. Onyango is a medical doctor with 13 years of experience working in the public health sector in Kenya. He has served in clinical positions engaged in direct patient care and as a senior epidemiologist. He has been involved in outbreak investigation, public health surveillance, and implementation, monitoring and evaluation of various health programs. In his current position as the technical lead in the County Department of Health, he works closely with CDC Kenya to implement various surveillance initiatives, including CHAMPS.

At the national level, he has been part of the leadership that developed the One Health strategy. Within the county, he has designed and implemented operational research studies and has authored and co-authored a number of scientific publications.

Dr. Beth A. Tippett Barr

Director, CDC-KEMRI Western Kenya, CHAMPS Kenya, Site Director

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Dr. Beth A. Tippett Barr

Director, CDC-KEMRI Western Kenya, CHAMPS Kenya

Dr. Beth A. Tippett Barr is a seasoned public health expert with 15 years of experience in Southern and Eastern Africa. She has a wide range of expertise in health research, program design and implementation, health policy development and international health diplomacy. She has represented the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the engagement of host governments, Global Fund, multilateral partners and implementing organizations in complex negotiations and coordination of funding and programs. As a skilled epidemiologist, she is recognized for her technical support to Malawi’s Ministry of Health in conceptualizing, planning, implementing and evaluating the National PMTCT Option B+ Program, and for spearheading the data-driven transition of the PEPFAR-Zimbabwe program from a focus on technical assistance through the massive scale-up of human resource based interventions, rapidly accelerating progress towards HIV epidemic control.

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