Passion: Impacting people’s lives: working towards reducing child mortality and reducing maternal mortality.
Motivation: To enhance student learning by motivating students to do their best and acquire the right skills.
Professional Goals: To have the research centers expand and
have a bigger team in the E-Health Research Center.
Hobbies: Running ,swimming and cooking
Mr. Kweyu is currently the Deputy Director @iLabAfrica-Strathmore University and the head of the e- Health Centre. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Health Informatics (e-health) and has an MSc (information systems- Distributed systems option).
He is also an assistant lecturer in the Faculty of IT in Strathmore University. Mr. Kweyu been involved e-health and m-health research projects for the past 8 years working in collaboration with Ministry of Health in Kenya, CDC-Kenya, Association of Public Health Labs (APHL), IBM Research Lab Africa, the University of Oslo in Norway, Nelson Mandela University, University of Gondar(Ethiopia), Chancellors Collage University of Malawi among others.
He is currently involved as a co-researcher in the H2020 –ICT39 (mHealth4Afrika) project; Project Lead in the Kenya Health and Research Observatory Project(KHRO), Project Lead in the HIV-PT and HIV-QA
project in Kenya,lead researcher in the deployment of BLIS(an open source lab information system) in public health labs in Africa; co-investigator in a Cervical Cancer Awareness Research project in collaboration with the IBM research lab ,the deployment of a data warehouse (DHIS2) for aggregate data collection in the public health sector (Kenya) and scaling of the MedbookAfrica project to support evidence based clinical diagnosis and case management. In his current position in @iLabAfrica, he has successfully applied for and managed several research grants and project including; H2020-mHealth4Afrika,H2020-TWIGA, H2020-WAZIHUB, Safaricom Academy Scholarship,the Mothers-2- Mothers mobile health project, the ISOC community grant 2009, HP Education in Innovation grant 2009, Google CS4HS Grant 2011-2015, KENET mLearning and e-assessment project among others.
He has also led ICT Innovation projects with industry partnerships: the Safaricom Academy, Google, HP,Samsung, IBM Research, Ericsson, oracle among others. Mr. Kweyu research interests cover Health informatics, eHealth,ICT in Education and Development, ICT Innovation, eLearning, Mobile Computing and FOSS applications and ICT and Climate Change. Mr Kweyu is also the Lead Grant Writer for Proposals, Tenders and Consultancies in @iLabAfrica.
List of own publications of the last 3 years
Angela Brand,Sebastian Schee genannt Halfmann,Kirsten Steinhausen,Alta van derMerwe,Emmanuel Kweyu The Creation and Management of Innovations in Healthcare and ICT: The European andAfrican Experience, May 2019, Public Health Genomics, DOI:
Cunningham, P., Cunningham, M., van Greunen, D., Veldsman, A., Kanjo, C., Kweyu, E.and Gebeyehu, A. (2016) Implications of Baseline Study Findings from Rural and Deep Rural Clinics in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and South Africa for the co-design of mHealth4Afrika, Proceedings of IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) 2016, IEEE Xplore, ISBN: 978-1-5090-2432-2, DOI: 10.1109/GHTC.2016.7857350
Cunningham, M., Cunningham, P., van Greunen, D., Veldsman, A., Kanjo, C., Kweyu, E. and Tilahun, B. (2017) mHealth4Afrika Alpha Validation in Rural and Deep Rural Clinics in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and South Africa, Proceedings of IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) 2017, IEEE Xplore, ISBN: 978-1-5090-6046-7, DOI: 10.1109/GHTC.2017.8239347
Cunningham, M., Cunningham, P., van Greunen, D., Kanjo, C., Kweyu, E. and Tilahun, B. (2018a) mHealth4Afrika Beta v1 Validation in Rural and Deep Rural Clinics in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and South Africa, Proceedings of IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) 2018, IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1109/GHTC.2018.8601681
Estimating the impact of prevention action: A simulation model of cervical cancer progression, Michal ROSEN-ZVIa, Lavi SHPIGELMANa, Alan KALTONb, Omer WEISSBRODa, Saheed AKINDEINDEb, Soren BENEFELDTc, Andrew BENTLEYd, Terry EVERETTc, Joseph JAJINSKIJIe, Emmanuel KWEYUf, Chalapathy NETIe, Joe SAABc, Osamuyimen STEWARTb, Malcolm WARDc, Guo Tong XIEg MIE 2014 Istanbul Turkey
Towards Providing an Affordable and Sustainable Laboratory Information System for Developing Countries: Successful Implementation of an Open Source Laboratory Information System (LIS) In Public Health Hospital Laboratories In Kenya. Emmanuel Kweyu 1, Roy Rutto 1, Emmanuel Kitsao 1, Brian Kiprop 1, Edwin Ochieng 2, Amitabh Adhikari 3,, Osborn Otieno4,
, Ralph Timperi 2 ASLM Conference 2014 Capetown.