Research Manager – Jared Oremo
Jared Oremo is specialist laboratory analysis with experience in general lab, water; lab innovations testing and PCR wastes water analysis. He is the current laboratory manager at Safe Water & AIDS Project in Kisumu-Kenya. He was born in humble background 37 years ago, completed both his Primary and Secondary Education in Kenya, joining Higher learning institution to pursue Applied Science Laboratory Technology and Diploma in Applied Biology; joined Maseno University to pursue bachelor’s in public health and information Technology.
Have trained in different lab testing innovations, gained experience in water analysis management; waste water PCR analysis and general lab analysis, worked closely with senior researchers from different agencies. He trained on Microbiology Quanti-Tray Technology (MPN) (IDEXX methods) CDC & Care Kenya, Water sample techniques, data quality control (CDC) Laboratory Anthropometry and ZP Hematofluorometer Technology (CDC); Rapid Syphilis screening test (CDC); Trained on Microbiology Membrane techniques (CDC); Trained water testing equipment’s using HACH methods. Have been trained in COVID-19 waste water analysis using qPCR methods (University of Illinois Chicago).
Have lead supervising laboratory studies in (UIC studies 2016-2023) Supervised Siemens Foundation kiosk projects water quality assessment; Attended WASH booth camp training in Germany Munich under World food organization.
Before joining SWAP, he worked in various research Institutions namely Tropical Institute Of Community Health (TICH), (ICIPE- International Center of Insect and Physiology-Mbita), CDC/JICA/Kemri Labs Kisumu, Private Pharmaceutical Kisumu, Intermedial Labs Kisumu, and CARE-Kenya.
For close to 13 years Jared has been coordinating all Laboratory activities in Safe Water & AIDS, He led the organization to established water laboratory that is currently used by different researchers, local and internationals students for research and training. Have been laboratory in charge of the management and supervision of several projects namely; Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Project-WHO/CDC/GTZ (Nyando District), LifeStraw Family Filter project-(Vestergaard Frandsen/CDC, Integration of Safe Water & Immunization Project – SWEPI/CDC (Homabay and Suba Districts), Sprinkles Project-GAINS foundation/CDC (Nyando District) and Integration of ETL and Safe Water Systems Project- CDC/Georgia State University (Vihiga District), Integration of safe Water & Antenatal Care Project – SW/ANC/CDC (Suba and Mbita Districts), Novel Antimicrobial Hand Towel Project – SW/Vestergaard/CDC (Nyando and Kisumu Districts). Participated in study Design, performance, and demand for a novel in-line chlorine doser to increase safe water access (PATH and University of Stanford University), worked closely with Principal Investigators and technical staff drawn from various international organizations. He has also been involves conducting fairly technical research experiments in all the studies.
I’ve participated in entablement of community solar powered point of drinking water treatment in Kisumu County through (university of Illinois in Chicago, Kenya local Engineers and local community), key in supervising testing, solarized kiosk water treatment using ozonation method that won Energy water global award 2022 in Dubai.