Peter M. Macharia
PETER M. MACHARIA
Early postdoc in Geospatial modelling
I analyse health data such as malaria infection, child mortality, immunization coverage, malnutrition and make maps to show areas that are lagging or marginalized. My work provides evidence to policymakers in terms of resource allocation and prioritization on the areas and populations that have been left behind. I mainly use a powerful laptop loaded with several programming languages and mapping software.
I find motivation in knowing that the work I am engaged in has relevance in the Kenyan context especially in reducing child mortality.
You need a background in BSc Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial information system. I did a masters in the same area and my PhD was in spatial epidemiology
Cycling, zip-lining, watching and playing football, nature walks and charity work
Mathematics, Physics and chemistry