Professor Emeritus Dan Kaseje MbChB,MPH,PhD,
Prof. Dan C.O. Kaseje s a full professor of Public Health at the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH) in Africa. He obtained his PhD in Tropical Medicine from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Prior to this he received his MPH in Tropical Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health and a Medical Degree from University of Nairobi. He started his academic career as a Lecturer in Community Health at University of Nairobi Medical school during which he got involved in the promotion of community based health care in many parts of the world for over 40 years.
Starting over 4o years ago with tropical diseases and reproductive health research he has more recently been actively engaged in health systems strengthening activities, including research, at national and international levels. He was engaged in improving the performance of District Health Systems in Kenya, where he spearheaded the development of the community health strategy for Kenya which was tested in six pilot Districts in Nyanza before it was scaled up in the whole country in Kenya as a policy. He has authored/co-authored close to 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters.
Area of Expertise
- Health System Strengthening
- Community Based Health Care Policy
- Tropical Diseases and Reproductive Health Research
- Health services Total Quality Assurances
- Wafula, C.,Edwards, N., & Kaseje, D. (2017). Contextual variations in costs for a community health strategy implemented in rural, peri-urban and nomadic sites in Kenya. BMC Public Health, 17:224. Doi: 10/1186/s12889-017-4140-z
- Beverly M. Ochieng and Dan C.O. Kaseje (2017).Volunteers motives in relation to their task preference in Health Service Delivery – A case of West Kenya. Journal of Cognitive Psychology
- Edwards, N., Kaseje, D., & Kahwa, E. (Eds.) (2016). Building and Evaluating Research Capacity in Healthcare Systems: Case Studies and Innovative Models. Cape Town, South Africa: UCT Press.1:
- Kaseje, D., Edwards, N. & Mortley, K. (2016). Indicators for Measuring and Evaluating Research Capacity Building. In N. Edwards, D. Kaseje, & E., Kahwa (Eds.), Building and Evaluating Research Capacity in Healthcare Systems: Case Studies and Innovative Models. Cape Town, South Africa: UCT Press. Pp. 215-248.
- Edwards, N., Kaseje, D., Kahwa, E., Klopper, H.C., Mill, J., Webber, J., Roelofs, S., Harrowing, J. (2016). The impact of leadership hubs on the uptake of evidence-informed nursing practices and workplace policies for HIV care: A quasi-experimental study in Jamaica, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. Implementation Science, 11:110.
- Otieno-Odawa CF, Kaseje DO. Validity and reliability of data collected bycommunity health workers in rural and peri-urban contexts in Kenya. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014;14Suppl 1:S5.
- Olayo R, Wafula C, Aseyo E, Loum C, Kaseje D. A quasi-experimental assessment of the effectiveness of the Community Health Strategy on health outcomes inKenya. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014;14Suppl 1:S3.
- Kaseje D, King M. Demographic entrapment is preventing Africa from reaching MDG 1. Lancet. 2012;380(9853):1557.
Charles Ouma Wafula, CPA, HDCHD, MCHD, Ph.D.
Charles Wafula holds a PhD and Masters in Community Health and Development. Starting from a business orientation for 8 years of career formation, has in the past 15 years worked in university rising in rank from departmental head to directorship and acting Vice Chancellor position.
Assumed position of Rector at the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH) from May 2017.
Dr. Wafula specializes in health systems capacity building, research and community development. He has vast experience in engaging with health systems program development, capacity building and research activities for over 15 years within Kenya and beyond focusing on improving performance of health system through evidence based decision making, planning and action including networking, lobby and advocacy and resource mobilization.
He has led and participated in several researches in the area of community health and development and Health Systems Development in Kenya and outside. He has also published a number of papers in peer reviewed Journals.
Areas of Expertise
- Health Financing
- Health Systems Strengthening
- Community Health and Development Systems
- Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Wafula CO, Edwards N, Kaseje DCO. Contextual variations in costs for a community health strategy implemented in rural, peri-urban and nomadic sites in Kenya. BMC Public Health. 2017; 17:224. https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12889-017-4140-z?; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/journals/bmc-public-health/
- Chesire Faith, Wafula Ouma Charles, Oyugi Henry, Ochieng Beverly, 2016. Effect of Community Health Strategy Policy on Client Perception of Maternity Delivery Services in Kakamega County. Sociology and Anthropology 4(6): 444-449, 2016.
- Lusweti consolata, Oyugi Henry, Wafula Charles, Chebor Alex: Factors Associated with Woman in Child Bearing Age Not Wanting to Deliver in a Health Facility Despite Antenatal Care Attendance, in Kakamega Central Sub-County. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, ISSN 2224-3208 (Paper) ISSN 2225-093X (Online), Vol.5, No.18, 2015.
- Olayo Rose, Wafula Charles, Aseyo Evalyne, Loum Constantine, Kaseje Dan. A quasi-experimental assessment of the effectiveness of the Community Health Strategy on health outcomes in Kenya. BMC Health Services Research 2014, 14(Suppl 1):S3 http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmchealthservres/content/14/S1/S3
- Wafula CO, Kaseje DCO, Ochieng B and Ouma AW, 2013: Effect of education and gender on household ownership of asset types in rural Western Kenya Region. Developing Country Studies iiste.org, ISSN 2224-607X (Paper) ISSN 2225-0565 (Online), Vol.3, No.3, 2013
- Wafula CO, Kaseje DCO, Ochieng B and Ouma AW, 2013: Economic impact of HIV/AIDS on rural households in Suba Distict, Kenya. Developing Country Studies iiste.org ISSN 2224-607X (Paper) ISSN 2225-0565 (Online), Vol.3, No.3, 2013
- Wanzala M, Kaseje DCO, Ochieng BM, and Wafula CO, 2013. Cost Analysis of Community Health Strategy Implementation: Case Study of Butere District, Kenya. Developing Country Studies iiste.org ISSN 2224-607X (Paper) ISSN 2225-0565 (Online), Vol.3, No.3, 2013
Professor Margaret Kaseje (MA, MPH, PHD)
Deputy Rector Programs and Research
Margaret Kaseje, Ph.D., in a health policy and public health specialist with more than 30 years of experience at the senior management level in multi-sectoral health programmes at national, regional and international levels. Professor Kaseje has extensive experience working with governments and international organizations and has provided technical expertise in research, training, programme planning and implementation at local and regional levels.
Areas of Expertise
- Public Health
- Health Policy
- Health Systems Strengthening
- Otieno C F., Kaseje M., Kaseje D. Perspectives on Utilization of Community Based Health Information Systems in Western Kenya. Pan African Medical Journal Vol. 27, No.180, 2017.
- Nsangi A, Semakula D, Oxman AD, Austvoll-Dahlgren A, Oxman M, Rosenbaum S, Morelli A, Glenton C, Lewin S, Kaseje M, Chalmers I, Fretheim A, Ding Y, Sewankambo N. Effects of the Informed Health Choices primary school intervention on the ability of children in Uganda to assess the reliability of claims about treatment effects: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2017; doi.org/10.1016/ S0140-6736(17)31226-6.
- Korir, P., Kaseje, M. Assessment of the capacity of health facilities to provide standard comprehensive HIV/AIDS care services in Bomet sub-County in Kenya. Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Vol.2, No.3, Jun. 2016.
- Ochieng E, Kaseje M. An Assessment of the Human Resource Capacity for Quality Clinical Training of Middle Level Health Workers in Kenya. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 1, No.3, pages: 208-214, July 2015.
- Kaseje, M. The Application of a Community College Model in Recruiting Community Health Workforce in Western Kenya. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 297-307, 2015.
- Kaseje, M., Thomas, L. Costs of Training Community Level Workers Using a Community College Approach in Western Kenya. American Journal of Economics, Finance and Management. Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 468-476, 2015.
- Kaseje, M. (2014). Use of Global Positioning System Handheld Devices for Community Health Data Collection: An Assessment of Rural Community Health Outcomes in Kenya. In SAGE Research Methods Cases. London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications, Ltd.