Public Health Care Conference-Global Edition

Conference Theme : Disease Prevention and Control

Arthur Kipkemoi Saitabau Ngetich

United Nations University, Japan


Dr. Arthur Kipkemoi Saitabau Ng’etich is a health system and policy researcher. He holds a PhD in Health Systems from the University of Pretoria (ZA), and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Moi University (KE). His doctoral research focused on the development and validation of a context-specific logical framework for strengthening surveillance and response systems for neglected tropical diseases amenable to preventive chemotherapy. He is a previous recipient of the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases SGP award. To date he has presented NTDs-focused research outputs in international forums and has published up to twelve research articles in peer-reviewed refereed journals including BMC Public Health, BMC Health Services Research, PLOS One, and PLOS NTDs.

Currently as a postdoctoral research fellow at the United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), he works in global health homing on the use of language around gender and health across the UN and leading global public and private health institutions. Additionally, he is co-leading a project for documenting promising practices for civil society engagement with WHO and other UN agencies for improved gender-responsive, equity-oriented, and human rights integrated country-level programs aimed at improving health and well-being. He recently authored an op-ed titled 'The Last Mile to Malaria Elimination: Confronting Gender Inequalities & Power Dynamics'. Before joining UNU-IIGH, he worked in consulting and academia. He served as a public health specialist, where he spearheaded the implementation of public health initiatives and environmental sustainability programs, and also worked as a lecturer where he guided students in learning and research related to health systems management and health informatics.