Dr. Ombeva Malande is a Vaccinologist & Paediatric Infectious Diseases Sub-specialist. He is a fellow of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa (infectious diseases subspecialty). He holds a Masters of Philosophy (Mphil) subspecialty in Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Vaccinology from the University of Cape Town & Red Cross Children’s Hospital in South Africa.
He holds a Masters of Medicine degree in Paediatrics & Child Health of Makerere University, and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree of Moi University. He is a sub-specialist consultant Paediatrician and Lecturer of Paediatrics & Child Health, Egerton University, and an Honorary Lecturer at Makerere University.
He is the Director of East Africa Centre for Vaccines and Immunization (ECAVI), a vaccines Systems support, Research, Advocacy and Training program in Eastern Africa. He is a member of the Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA) national executive committee and a member of the KPA committee on Child Health Policy & Advocacy.
He is a weekly Columnist and Advocate on Child Health with the Eve magazine of the Saturday Standard Newspaper of Standard Media Group in Kenya. Through his work with the Manu Chandaria Foundation, he helped set up two NOT FOR PROFIT Community Health Clinics in Kampala (in 2007) and Tororo (in 2012), Uganda.
He was included in the Marquis WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD® 2016 (33rd Edition), in recognition of his work.
He has published and is also a reviewer for various scientific journals on Immunology, Vaccinology, Infectious Diseases, Child Health and Paediatrics.
Apart from vaccines/immunisation, his other current research interests include antibiotic stewardship and emerging resistance patterns and clinical presentation and outcomes for extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing and Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in the African paediatric setting.
He is a member of the Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA), the Immunization working group for the KPA, the Uganda Paediatric Association (UPA) and the Southern African Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (SASPID).