Office Phone: +254-724963660 (Kenya)
Dr. Isaac Ngere is a medical epidemiologist at Washington State University Global Health – Kenya. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBChB) from the University of Nairobi and Master of Science degree in Field Epidemiology from Moi University, Kenya. Dr. Ngere has five years of experience in the public health sector in Kenya particularly in areas of disease prevention and control, public health research, implementation science and health systems management. He has held positions in both junior and senior managerial level in public service in the Government of Kenya and in County Governments.
His research interests and experience include neglected tropical diseases, emerging infectious diseases, infectious disease outbreak detection and response, public health hygiene, malaria and HIV AIDS. Between 2012 and 2014, Dr. Ngere served in various senior management positions at the public health sector where he oversaw setting up of health programs (HIV) in Siaya County at the onset of devolution of health services. During this period, his notable success included his efforts to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices such as the menstrual hygiene and cash transfer program into routine health care and public health settings in Siaya County to inform government policy of providing menstrual cups and cash support for young vulnerable girls in Siaya County. Between 2014 and 2016, Dr. Ngere served as a student fellow at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus in Nairobi where his notable contribution included a technical evaluation of the surveillance systems relevant of human and livestock health in Kenya. Under the Zoolink suite of studies, he conducted a study to estimate the prevalence and risk factors of Dengue and Chikungunya infection among febrile children seeking health care at a referral hospital in western Kenya. In the same period, Dr. Ngere also served as a resident under the Kenya Field Epidemiology Training Program (FELTP) where he led outbreak investigations for Malaria in Western Kenya and Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Nakuru County. Between 2016 and 2017, Dr. Ngere served at senior management level in Siaya County where he led research activities and HIV program implementation in Siaya County.
My interest in research started when I joined public service and upon realizing that health problems need simple evidence-based solutions that impact on populations. I have since set out to apply simple methods to systematically address health challenges during my day to day work. I pay attention to details and I love to know why and how things work. This is why I love research. Aside from research, I cannot resist the temptation to travel and the urge to occasionally watch an epic movie.
Education and Training
Dec 2017 -- Present:
Medical Epidemiologist, Washington State University Global Health - Kenya
May 2016 – Dec 2017
Epidemiologist, County Government of Siaya
May 2016 – Dec 2017
County HIV/AIDS Coordinator, Research Coordinator and Deputy Director, Siaya County Government, Kenya
May 2012 –Sept 2014:
Sub County Medical Officer of Health, Kenya
March 2012-May 2012:
Medical Superintendent, Level 4 Hospital, Kenya
2017 -- Present
Member, National Rabies Elimination Coordinating Committee (NREC)
- Chiara Trevisan, Chiara Trevisan, Chiara Trevisan, Eric M. Fèvre, Maurice Owiny, Isaac Ngere, Maria Vang Johansen (2017) Minyoo Matata – The Vicious Worm – A Taenia solium Computer-Based Health-Education Tool – in Swahili Trends in Parasitology Volume 33, Issue 10, p746–748, October 2017
- Murat Sahin , Linda Mason, Kayla Laserson, Kelvin Oruko, Elizabeth Nyothach, Kelly Alexander, Alie Eleveld, Emily Isiye, Isaac Ngere, Jackton Omoto, Aisha Mohammed, John Vulule, Penelope Phillips-Howard (2015) Adolescent schoolgirls' experiences of menstrual cups and pads in rural western Kenya: a qualitative study Waterlines Vol 34, Issue 9