Dr Victor Alegana


Dr Victor Alegana

Research Fellow



Dr Victor Alegana is a Research Fellow at the KEMRI- Wellcome Trust Research Programme. He has a PhD in Geography and Master’s degree in applied Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing both from the University of Southampton, UK. He has a keen interest in use of routine health data and application of spatial-statistical data science to public health policy and decision making. 

Broad research areas 

I am currently investigating ways of improving disease estimates in countries aiming for elimination. This encompass broad areas of population health particularly on spatial epidemiology (disease burden estimation), health care access, delivery of health interventions, and monitoring Sustainable Development Goals related to vulnerable populations.


Recent and current research 

  • Plasmodium falciparum parasite prevalence in East Africa: Updating data for malaria stratification (DOI:10.1371/journal.pgph.0000014) 
  • Routine data for malaria morbidity estimation in Africa: challenges and prospects (DOI:10.1186/s12916-020-01593-y) 
  • Unmet Need for COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage in Kenya (DOI:10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.02.035) 
  • Mapping out-of-school adolescents and youths in low- and middle-income countries (DOI:10.1057/s41599-021-00892-w) 

Other roles

  • Technical and Expert working groups MoH (Medium-Term Review of the Kenya Health Sector Strategic Plan 2018-2023; Division of National Malaria Program, Surveillance Monitoring & Evaluation and Operational Research (SMEOR) ; Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition (RMNCH+N)) for Kenya HSSP; Health Information, Research, M&E Inter Agency Coordinating Committee (HIRME-ICC) 
  • Lead Kenya Countdown 2030 collaboration 
  • Visiting Researcher University of Southampton 
  • Editor, PloS Global Public Health (2021- To date)
Group team members
  • Alice Kamau 
  • Angela Moturi 
  • Anitah Cherono 
  • Bibian Roberts 
  • Eda Mumo 
  • Lydia Mwangi 
  • Mercy Rop 
  • Moses Musau 
  • Noel Joseph 
  • Peter Macharia 
  • Emelda Okiro 
  • Robert Snow 
  • Samuel Muchiri 
  • Wellcome Trust, Countdown Collaboration