Working to Advance
Health Equity in Africa

Lilian Akoth Oogo

  • PhD Student

Lilian’s PhD research thesis is titled ‘Risk Environment Factors in the Disproportionate HIV Incidence in Nyanza Region: A Comparative Historical Analysis’ and sought to investigate whether there is a particular set of factors that can help explain the persistence of high, albeit gradually declining, HIV incidence rates in Nyanza region compared to other regions in Kenya.

She has an academic background in social sciences with a Bachelor of Arts (Human and Social Studies) with specialization in Development Studies from the University of South Africa, a Master of Arts in Conflict Security and Development from King’s College London and a Master of Social Science in Sociology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Lilian has work experience in community health and rural development as well as in applied and academic research. Her areas of research interest are broadly: community/public/global health, conflict and peacebuilding, rural development, gender related issues and development.