Mr David Obor

M&E Coordinator


Mr David Obor

Contacts:       E mail: dobor@swapkenya.org; dobor70@gmail.com

Mobile No.: +254 (0) 721653399

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and specialist in research using Health and Demographic Surveillance systems.

Professional Qualifications:

  • PhD candidate at the University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Germany – Enhancing Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) for research in Climate Change Impact on Health in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • M.Sc. Demography and Health, Post Graduate Diploma Public Health (University of London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Oct 2009 – Sept 2011)
  • BSc of Science (Agric. Econs. option) (University of Nairobi, Kenya, Mar 1992 – Dec 1996)

Personal Statement: With an experience spanning over 15 years in the HDSS, Mr. Obor is a seasoned and skilled hand in HDSS design and implementation. His expertise extends to evaluating socio-demographic dynamics, linking community and health-based records, and providing technical advice on HDSS surveillance methods. Boasting over 5 years in data management and analysis, Obor brings forth strong analytical skills, excellent writing capabilities, and the ability to translate results into policy. Driven by a profound research interest in exploring the intersection of climate change and health in sub-Saharan Africa, Mr Obor is a PhD candidate with interest in enhancing existing research platform to be climate-ready with data to answer research questions on the impact of climate change on health in sub-Saharan Africa. Mr Obor on part-time holds the position of monitoring and evaluation officer, providing research support and capacity in the activities of Safe Water and AIDS programs in Western Kenya.

Current Employment at SWAP: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, on part-time basis Aug 2023 – Present) In this role, he oversees the implementation of the SWAP M and E strategy at SWAP. Besides, contributes to grant writing and application to funding calls relevant to SWAP scope of work. Mr Obor is also Co-Principal Investigator in the menstrual solutions for schoolgirls, the impact of HIV prevention services, and innovative approaches to improve vaccination coverage, jointly implemented by SWAP and KEMRI/LSTHM.

Highlighted Research Studies:

  1. Acceptability, Feasibility and Safety of Menstrual Solutions in Primary Schoolgirls
  1. A single-site, three-arm, open-label cluster randomized controlled feasibility study in Gem District, Siaya County.
  1. Assessing the Impact of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services
  1. A study examining the impact of HIV services on prevalence, incidence, and risk behaviours in Western Kenya.
  1. Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems Within the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance Network
  1. Is an under-mortality study determining cause of death through use of, verbal autopsy and minimally invasive tissue sampling, histopathology clinical abstraction data by using an expert panel to determine cause of death panel (DeCoDe) in Western Kenya
  1. study to investigate the relationship between climate change and health using innovative wearable technology in the context of the HDSS of SSA
  1. a prospective longitudinal cohort study to assess the health and activity outcomes of PLWH when exposed to weather extremes.