Our Team

Dr. Francis Wafula, PHD---Dr Francis is a director and health systems and policy specialist at HECTA Consultancy Ltd. He holds a PhD in Health Systems and Policy (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine-LSHTM, UK and the Open University-UK), a BPharm degree (University of Nairobi) and an MPH degree (also from LSHTM).
Francis previously worked as a research advisor for Aidspan, supporting the strengthening of HIV, TB and Malaria initiatives through analyzing and reporting on Global Fund programs spread across all 152 Global Fund supported countries. Prior to that, he was a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme. Frank is a visiting post-graduate lecturer at the University of Nairobi’s School of Economics, and at the College of Health Sciences. He seats on various taskforces and committees, and is a member of the International Health Economics Association and the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya.
Francis has led multiple consultancy projects on research and M&E projects for the World Bank Group, UNICEF, The Global Fund, WHO, Government of Kenya (Ministry of Health) and various non-governmental organization and development partner projects spread throughout the Sub-Saharan African region. His research and M&E expertise include maternal and child health (the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness policy), strengthening policy, legal and regulatory frameworks for health, and health standards and quality assurance. He has also been involved in developing health-related legislation, policies and strategic plans. Francis has published widely in international peer-reviewed journals, and has made presentations at various international conferences and meetings.

Dr. Edwin Barasa ---profile to be uploaded