National Health and Development Organization


Our team orients their research objectives to global and continental development priorities bringing independent evidence to the forefront of decisions supporting improved growth and development in the region.

Our research priorities fall within these thematic units:

  1. Women Economic Empowerment
  2. Health and Systems for Health
  3. Reproductive Health 
  4. Bio waste management for community health

Published in International Journal of Medical Informatics, May 2022

Mobile phone access, willingness, and usage for HIV-related services among young adults living in slums.

Mobile phone-based health interventions have the potential to improve HIV outcomes for high-risk young adults in Kenya. However, less is known regarding young adults’ differential access to mobile phones and their willingness and use of mobile phone technologies to access HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. 

Published in AIDS Care, Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, March 2022

Awareness of and willingness to use oral HIV self-test kits among Kenyan young adults living in slums

Self-administered HIV testing may be a promising strategy to improve testing in hard-to-reach young adults, provided they are aware of and willing to use oral HIV self-testing (HIVST). This study examined awareness of and willingness to use oral HIVST among 350 high-risk young adults, aged 18–22, living in Kenya’s informal urban settlements.

Published in PLOS ONE, April 2020

Lessons learned from using respondent-driven sampling (RDS) to assess sexual risk behaviors among Kenyan young

RDS is an important tool in reaching a diverse sample of underserved and at-risk young adults for study participation. Implications for optimizing RDS for behavioral studies in this population are discussed

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