Edwine Barasa

Apr. 15, 2019

Dr. Edwine Barasa is the director of the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Nairobi programme in Kenya and also heads the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) of the programme. He is a health economist and health financing specialist with 15 years of research, advisory, and practice experience in Kenya and in the broader Sub-Saharan African region.

He has a PhD in health economics (University of Cape Town), a masters degree in health economics (University of Cape Town), and a bachelors degree in Pharmacy (University of Nairobi). Besides doing research, Edwine advises the Kenya Ministry of Health as well as several international development organizations including the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) on health financing, focusing on the Sub-Saharan African region.