Dr Njeri Wabiri

DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
TELEPHONE: 012 302 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 INTEGRATED BIO-BEHAVIORAL SURVEILLANCE SURVEY (ROUND 2) FOR KEY POPULATIONS IN LESOTHO

OBJECTIVES OF THE IBBS The main objective of the study is to assess the vulnerability of FSWs and MSM to HIV/AIDS, TB and STIs. Specifically, it will....

Technical assistance in Geo mapping data analysis

The overall goals of the programme are to reduce new HIV infections among key populations and to improve the quality of life. Geospatial mapping is be....

HIV and TB Intergrated Biological and Behavioural Study (IBBS) for Migrant Mine Worker Communities of Origin in Lesotho

Mineworkers have been identified as a high-risk group for TB. The risk for TB is said to be 10 times more than in the general population (Stuckler D, ....

Provision of Technical assistance for the development of methodology and testing of tools for the profiling of HIV drivers in identified hotspots

Objective of the assignment Develop methods and tools to profile drivers of HIV in predefined hotspots in selected districts Provide maps of HIV dri....

Development of the National Sexual Transmitted Infections (STIs) Strategy

The objectives of this assignment are to: 1. Coordinate STI strategy stakeholder consultative meetings 2. Write up the draft strategy and facilitating....

Programmatic mapping and size estimation of key populations

Men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, sex workers (SWs), injecting drug users (IDUs), prisoners and migrant populations are collectivel....

Technical and financial support for the additional analysis of HSRC's HIV/AIDS population-based survey datasets and assistance with setting up of a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) unit of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC)

Project Framework Narrative There are three main sub-objectives as follows; 1.1 HIV incidence estimation ??? comparison of multiple methods Methods to....