Ombeva Malande

Director, ECAVI

Dr Ombeva Malande is a Vaccinologist and Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist and an implementation scientist with a PhD in Vaccinology. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Moi University Kenya, but also a certified fellow of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa, an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Makerere University, and a Research Associate at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa.

Ombeva is the Director of the East Africa Centre for Vaccines and Immunization (ECAVI) and convener of the widely acclaimed ECAVI Vaccinology Course for Health Professionals, and ECAVI Resource Mobilization Courses.

He has authored two books, has over 40 peer-reviewed scientific papers, over 100 presentations in local and international scientific meetings, and is an editorial board member and reviewer for various scientific journals. Ombeva is also a respected poet, who for over 20 years has written award-winning poems for drama and music festivals for primary and high school children in Kenya. He is a weekly Columnist and Advocate on Child Health with the Standard Media Group in Kenya.