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Medical researcher

Andrew Karanja Githeko, Kenyan medical researcher. Achievements include research in how to predict malaria epidemics using climate information; research in the reservoir of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a holoendemic area of western Kenya; discovery of new records of Anopheles arabiensis breeding on the Mount Kenya highlands indicate indigenous malaria transmission; the history of malaria control in Africa.

Background

Githeko, Andrew Karanja was born on August 19, 1957 in Nyeri, Kenya. Son of Daniel Mithamo and Neriah Wamuyu Githeko.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Entomology, University Liverpool, England, 1992.

Career

From assistant research officer to chief research officer Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya, 1981—2004, chief research officer, since 2004. Scientist Intergoverrnmental Panel Climate Change, 1998—2007. Creator staff wellfare society Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nyanza, Kenya, 1983—1996.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in how to predict malaria epidemics using climate information. Research in the reservoir of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a holoendemic area of western Kenya. Discovery of new records of Anopheles arabiensis breeding on the Mount Kenya highlands indicate indigenous malaria transmission.

    The history of malaria control in Africa.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of American Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Connections

Married Diana Musimbi Sabwa, June 24, 1989. Children: Simon Mithamo Karanja, Daniel Sabwa Karanja.

father:
Daniel Mithamo

mother:
Neriah Wamuyu Githeko

spouse:
Diana Musimbi Sabwa

child:
Simon Mithamo Karanja Githeko

child:
Daniel Sabwa Karanja Githeko