Dr. Dan O. Odallo
Technical Lead - Advocacy Capacity Strengthening
Dr. Dan O. Odallo is a Senior Program Advisor with Kenya Paediatrics Research Consortium (Keprecon), with specialisations in Program Management, Advocacy and Social Science Research. He has academic and practical background in Demography, Public Health (epidemiology) and Peace and Conflict Studies. Dr Odallo holds a Maters’ Degree in Demography from the University of Nairobi, a Masters’ Degree in Development Communication from the University of Iowa and a Masters’ Degree in Public Health from the Independent University of Bangladesh. He also holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. Dr. Odallo’s work experience spans some 35 years ranging from being a Senior Population officer in the Government of Kenya (1985-1992), Country Representative of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU/PCS) (1992-1999), UNAIDS program officer in South Africa (2000-2005), UNFPA Country Representative for Eritrea and Malawi (2006-2018). As a trained Development Communications expert, Dr. Odallo has great passion for young people’s health, especially sexual and reproductive health. While in South Africa, Dr. Odallo launched and managed some pioneering and successful programs in youth HIV prevention, gender-based violence and continuing education for girls. His work at the Johns Hopkins University/Population Communication Services is known for opening the space for public discussion on youth SRH issues. Dr. Odallo’s passion for social science research and advocacy has continued at Keprecon where he has supported pioneering work on child centered research, immunisation and RHMCAH+Nutrition Advocacy. He is also a life member of YMCA and sports enthusiast having played college rugby and basketball in his younger years.