Working to Advance Health Equity in Africa


Lilian Akoth Oogo

  • PhD student - 2016

Country of origin: Kenya
Proposed dissertation topic: Context specific response and community centred programmes in addressing the high prevalence of HIV among fishing communities along the Victoria Lake basin, Kenya: An analysis of government and NGO response programming to the Jaboya (transactional sex for fish) economy.

Lilian has two Masters degrees. The first was obtained in Sociology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the second in Conflict Security and Development from Kings College London. Her work currently focuses on developing credible research design and methodologies to guide program activities in microfinance in Kenya. The NGO seeks to ease household’s poverty through facilitating easy accessibility of financial and non-financial services to economically active vulnerable women entrepreneurs in the country. Lilian has expertise in designing monitoring and evaluation strategies and creation of data collection tools; conducting field research to identify communities in Rift valley and Nyanza Provinces in need of  micro-finance services and providing technical support to ongoing research projects.