Dr Njeri Wabiri

DEPARTMENT: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)12 302 2035
EMAIL: nwabiri@hsrc.ac.za

Dr Njeri Wabiri is Chief Research Manager of the HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB Programme. She holds a B. Ed. in Science; a M.Sc. in Mathematical Statistics both from Kenyatta University in Kenya, and a PhD in Statistical Sciences from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Before joining the HSRC in September 2008, She was a Specialist Analyst of the Financial and Fiscal Commission of South Africa, a constitutional institution mandated to advice SA government on Equitable Sharing of Nationally raised Revenue. She was Senior Biostatistician with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)- African Insect Science for Food and Health in Kenya and Statistical Consultant/Research Associate with the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) in Kenya. She is a member of the Third World Academy of Women Scientists (TWOWS) and the International Biometrics Society (IBS)

Her areas of research covers Statistical Science with special focus on Design and Analysis of Experiments and Survey, Non-parametric Statistics, Fuzzy Geostatistics, Spatial Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Modeling, Stochastic Models and Statistical Thinking Capacity Strengthening. Dr Wabiri's publications cover Spatial Uncertainty GIS modelling of Environmental Pollution and Portfolio modelling of Energy Imports Risk with particular application to South Africa.

Dr Wabiri's HSRC publications covers the publication on the assessment reports and the Minimum standards for HIV counselling and Testing (HTC) as well as Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AID (PMTCT) in SADC region; Evaluation of HIV Prevention Interventions that work.

Njeri was also key is designing the research strategy for the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDs Research alliance for the Africa Region.

Recent

The health of educators in public schools in South Africa 2016

The provision of good quality education in public sector schools in South Africa is intrinsically linked to the health, wellbeing and productivity of ....

A desk study to inform development and testing of tools for the profiling of HIV risks in predefined HIV hotspots in selected districts in South Africa

The objective of this desk study is to inform development of a practical methodology for the generating the HIV risk profile of population in identifi....

The 2014 stigma index survey: experiences of people with HIV

The Stigma Index measures the level of stigma and discrimination experienced by People living with HIV (PLHIV), and is a survey undertaken by nearly 5....

The people: living with HIV stigma index: South Africa 2014: summary report

SANAC has acknowledged that stigma and discrimination of PLHIV needs to be addressed. SANAC noted that although there has been tremendous progress mad....

Covariates of condom use in South Africa: findings from a national population-based survey in 2008

Condom use has increased significantly over the past decade among all adult age groups in South Africa, and it is widely believed to have played a maj....

Socio-economic inequality and HIV in South Africa

The linkage between the socio-economic inequality and HIV outcomes was analysed using data from a population-based household survey that employed mult....

Equity in maternal health in South Africa: analysis of health service access and health status in a national household survey

South Africa is increasingly focused on reducing maternal mortality. Documenting variation in access to maternal health services across one of the mos....

Views on public participation: a gendered analysis on local development

As South Africa moves towards democratic consolidation and deepening of democratic spaces, wide-based participation in decision making and planning at....

South African crude oil import portfolio risks: which way out?

This policy brief explores the nature of South Africa's oil-import risks and the impact on oil prices; potential government diversification strategies....

South Africa oil import portfolio risks: which way out?

A major consequence of South Africa's strong economic growth since the democratic dispensation of 1994 is the rapid increase in domestic demand for oi....

Quantifying South Africa's crude oil import risk: a multi-criteria portfolio model

A major consequence of South Africa's strong economic growth since the democratic dispensation of 1994 is the rapid increase in domestic demand for oi....

The development of harmonized minimum standards for guidance on HIV testing and counselling (HTC) in the SADC region: assessment report on HTC policy reviews

Introduction: Southern Africa is the epicentre of the HIV and AIDS epidemic and has accounted for almost one-third (32%) of all new HIV infections and....

Regional minimum standards for guidance on HIV testing and counselling (HTC) in the SADC region

The main aim of this project was to develop regional harmonized minimum standards for policies, protocols and guidelines for HIV testing and counselli....

Regional minimum standards for guidance on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) in the SADC region

The main aim of this project was to develop regional harmonized minimum standards for policies, protocols and guidelines for prevention of mother to c....

Regional minimum standards for harmonised approaches to Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) in the SADC region

One of the main aims of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is regional economic and political integration. However, as the region prog....

Growing inequities in maternal health in South Africa: a comparison of serial national households surveys

Rates of maternal mortality and morbidity vary markedly, both between and within countries. Documenting these variations, in a very unequal society li....

Contraception coverage and methods used among women in South Africa: a national household survey

Globally, family planning services are being strengthened and the range of contraceptive choices expanded. Data on contraceptive coverage and service ....