Lung Health

Martin Njoroge, Statistician and Health Economist

Overview

I am a statistician and health economist with research interests in health equity, health systems research and economic evaluation. I previously worked at the KEMRI – Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya where my research work involved evaluating the impact of e-health interventions in the promotion of health equity and governance in the Kenyan health system and developing a unit cost database for Tuberculosis interventions in Kenya.

BSC in Applied Statistics with Computing – Moi University, 2008 – 2012.
MSC in Public Health (Health Services Management) – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), 2014 – 2016.
MRes in Global Health: translational and quantitative skills – Lancaster University, 2017 – 2018.
PhD in Global Health – Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) – Ongoing.


Projects

Project title:
Assessing the societal burden of airflow obstruction and modelling the potential impact of leading interventions amongst adults in Malawi.

Short title:
Adult Lung Diseases in Malawi (ALDM) study.

Supervisors:
Prof Graham Devereux, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)
Prof Louis Niessen, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)
Dr. Angela Obasi, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)
Dr. Jamie Rylance, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)

Funding Body
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through the International Multidisciplinary Programme to Address Lung Health and TB in Africa programme (IMPALA). Additional funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) through the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) consortium.

Project Description
Chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are the third leading cause of non-communicable disease deaths globally. A majority of afflictions of chronic respiratory disease mortality and morbidity is in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). My research combines epidemiological and econometric modelling methods with an aim of assessing the socio-economic and health impact of scaling up key lung health interventions within LMICs health systems so as to manage the impact of chronic respiratory diseases in these settings.

Publications

Journal articles

Njoroge MW, Rylance S, Nightingale R, Gordon S, Mortimer K, Burney P, et al. Cohort profile: The Chikwawa lung health cohort; a population-based observational non-communicable respiratory disease study of adults in Malawi. PLoS One [Internet]. 2020 Nov 12;15(11):e0242226. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242226

Oyando R, Njoroge M, Nguhiu P, Sigilai A, Kirui F, Mbui J, et al. Patient costs of diabetes mellitus care in public health care facilities in Kenya. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2019

Oyando R, Njoroge M, Nguhiu P, Kirui F, Mbui J, Sigilai A, et al. Patient costs of hypertension care in public health care facilities in Kenya. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2019

Tuti T, Nzinga J, Njoroge M, Brown B, Peek N, English M, et al. A systematic review of electronic audit and feedback: intervention effectiveness and use of behaviour change theory. Implement Sci. 2017;12(1):61

Njoroge M, Zurovac D, Ogara EAA, Chuma J, Kirigia D. Assessing the feasibility of eHealth and mHealth: a systematic review and analysis of initiatives implemented in Kenya. BMC Res Notes. 2017;10(1):90

Pre-prints
Njoroge M, Rylance S, Nightingale R, Gordon S, Mortimer K, Burney P, et al. Cohort profile: The Chikwawa lung health cohort; a population-based observational non-communicable respiratory disease study in Malawi. medRxiv. 2020