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Ochanda Horace

Biological Sciences
University of Nairobi


Prof. Horace Ochanda is the Deputy Principal, College of Education and External Studies and Professor of Applied Parasitology, University of Nairobi. Born in 1960, he graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Education (Science) Honours degree in 1985 and a Master of Science (Parasitology) in 1988. In 1994, he graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy (Parasite Epidemiology) from the University of Warwick, UK.

Research Interest

Alternative methods of schistosomiasis control  Community-based vector-borne disease control.  Parasite epidemiology.  Vectorial capacity of vectors.  Immune responses of hosts to parasitic infections


  • Masakhwe, C, Ochanda H, Nyakoe N, Ochiel D, Waitumbi J. 2016. Frequency of Epstein-Barr Virus in Patients Presenting with Acute Febrile Illness in Kenya. PloS one. 11(5):e0155308.

  • Waiganjo, N, Yole D, Ochanda H. 2016. Immunological Responses of Mice After Treatment with Ocimum Americanum Hexane and Bridelia Micrantha Water Plant Extracts.

  • Onkoba, N, Mumo RM, Ochanda H, Omwandho C, Ozwara HS, Egwang TG. 2017. Safety, immunogenicity, and cross-species protection of a plasmid DNA encoding Plasmodium falciparum SERA5 polypeptide, microbial epitopes and chemokine genes in mice and olive baboons.. Journal of biomedical research.

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