Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Community Health and Epidemiology
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 , 00100 Nairobi
Telephone: 254-20-8710901/9 Ext 3768
Mobile: 0729 932 026
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Research Interests

  • Social determinants of health
  • Health promotion & education programming
  • Impacts of health interventions on communities.
  • Social and behaviour change communication (SBCC)

Conference Presentations

  • 2023: Ekidor Lokorio, Gordon Ogweno and Isaac Mwanzo (2023)Uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision services and associated psychosocial and knowledge based factors among men in Turkana County, Kenya. Paper presented in Africa Interdisciplinary Health Conference, 2023 Theme: Mitigating pandemics, climate change and chronic diseases in Africa: The role of Interdisciplinary collaboration Aug 9-11, 2023

  • 2022; Mutua E.M, Mwanzo I.J  & Agina B.M.O: Effectiveness Of A Mobile Phone Based Intervention In Improving Medication Adherence Among Hypertensive Patients In Nyeri County, Kenya. International conference on Health Promotion: Promoting Health During and Beyond COVID-19, KUCC: 12th -15th, April, 2022.
  • 2014: Mwita, N; Mwanzo, I; Muthwii, M; Kabiru, E.W Framework for Developing M&E Systems for Continuing Professional Development at Middle Level Health Training Institutions 2nd scientific conference at KMTC- MEDICAL EDUCATION AND INNOVATIONS TOWARDS REALISATION OF VISION 2030, . (2014-05-16)
  • 2011: Maureen, K., Mwanzo I. and Mutuku, F: ITN ownership, use and maintenance behaviour since mass distribution camopaign in Coastal Kenya. Paper presented in a malaria conference in Nairobi, October 2011
  • 2006: Nyakundi, H., Mwanzo I, Mogere, S. and Yitambe, A: Needs and challenges for strengthening local research capacities for disaster reduction in communities in Western Kenya, Presentation made at forum in Cairo, Egypt, 29 Oct.- 2 Nov, 2006.
  • 2005: Seyoum, A., Mwanzo, I, Hassanali, A., Oloo, A and Sawa, P.Operational field studies for community-based malaria vector control using plant based mosquito repellents in Western Kenya, paper presented in Yaounde, Cameroon during malaria conference, Nov, 2005).
  • 2005: Mwanzo, I.-Health and HIV/AIDS: Critical issues to be considered for integration in the University Curriculum. Paper presented on 21.11.2005, during induction Workshop for departmental curriculum development coordinators, KU.
Recent publications
  • 2023: Joab Khasewa, Isaac Mwanzo and Alloys Orago (2023) Risky Sexual Behavior and Associated Factors among Youth in Kakamega and Kericho Counties, Kenya. J. Health Sci. 2023 36 (1): 64-74].
  • 2023: Dennis Oroo Mwambi, Justus O. S. Osero, Isaac Mwanzo and Solomon Cheboi (2023): Accessibility to Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Pneumonia Services among Caregivers in Kisii County, Kenya. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research 34(22): 466-473, 2022; Article no.JAMMR.92475
  • 2023: Morike Tom, Isaac Mwanzo , George Otieno , Peter Kamau (2023) Technical factors influencing the use of data for evidence-based decision making amongst health workers at Kisumu County, Kenya. Int J Community Med Public Health. 2023 Apr;10(4):1362-1368 http://www.ijcmph.com
  • 2023: Ernest M. Mutua, Okello B.M Agina, and Isaac J. Mwanzo (2023): Prevalence and Correlates of Medication Non-adherence among Hypertensive Patients on Follow-up in Central Kenya. International Journal of Translational Medical Research and Public Health | 2023 | Volume 7 | Issue 1 | e441
  • 2023 : Ernest Mutua,Bonaventure Okello Agina,Isaac Mwanzo (2023) Effectiveness of mHealth in Improving Medication Adherence among Hypertensive Patients on Follow-up in a Tertiary Hospital in Central Kenya: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Int J Community Med Public Health. 2023 May;10 (5):1649-1657 http://www.ijcmph.com
  • 2022: Kirongo David Kihara, Isaac Mwanzo & Eliphas Gitonga (2023): Immunization Coverage among Children Aged Between 12-23 Months in West Pokot County, Kenya.Journal of Medicine, Nursing & Public Health Volume 5||Issue 4||Page 22-38||November||2022|  2021-Ndayikeza E, Orago A and Mwanzo I (2021) Disclosure of HIV Sero-Status and Uptake of PMTCT Services by Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women in Bujumbura-Mairie Province, Burundi, Journal Of Public HealthDec, 2021 Views: 139 
  • 2021: Moss John, Harun Kimani & Isaac Mwanzo (2021) COMPLIANCE TO ANTIHYPERTENSIVE THERAPY and associated factors. Int J Community Med Public Health. 2021 Oct;8(10):4655-4665
  • 2020: Onguto Nicholas Odhiambo , Warutere Peterson and Mwanzo Isaac (2020): Knowledge about Physical Hazards and Use of Personal Protective Equipment Based on Demographic Characteristics among Small Scale Welders in Nairobi City, Kenya. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports 26(6): 120-130, 2020; Article no.JSRR.58883 ISSN: 2320-0227
  • 2020: Ismail Adow, Isaac Mwanzo, Okello Agina, Peter Wanzala, James Kariuki (2020): Uptake of Antenatal Care Services Among Women of Reproductive Age in Mandera County, Kenya. African Journal of Health Sciences Volume 33, Issue No.1, January - February, 2020
  • 2020: Ismail Adow, Isaac Mwanzo, James Kariuki, Peter Wanzala. Okello Agina (2020): A qualitative exploration of Access and Utilization of Focused Antenatal Care among Pastoral Community in North Eastern Kenya. Asian Journal of Medicine and Health 18(6): 1-10, 2020
  • 2020: Ismail Adow, Isaac Mwanzo, Okello Agina, Peter Wanzala, James Kariuki (2020): Uptake Of Antenatal Care Services Among Women Of Reproductive Age In Mandera County, Kenya. African Journal of Health Sciences Volume 33, Issue No.1, January - February, 2020.
  • 2018: Evans Ogondi, George Otieno, Isaac Mwanzo Gilbert Koome (2018): Behavioral and Technical Factors Associated with Perceived Quality of HIV/AIDS Data Reported in Community Based Health Information System in HomaBay County, Kenya: International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 8, Issue 11, November 2018 671 ISSN 2250-3153 http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.11.2018.p8373 ijsrp.org
  • 2018: Anne Gatuguta, Kate Gannett, Manuela Colombini, Seyi Soremekun, Janet Seeley, Isaac Mwanzo, Karen Devries: Missed treatment opportunities and barriers to comprehensive treatment for sexual violence survivors in Kenya: A mixed methods study Gatuguta et al. BMC Public Health (2018) 18:769; https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5681-5.
  • 2018; Cornellius Muendo, Isaac Mwanzo & Mohammed Karama (2018): Uptake of Key Sanitation Practices on Prevalence of Diarrhoea in Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya: AComparative Analysis of two study sites. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 8, Issue 2, February 2018 66 ISSN 2250-3153.
  • 2018; Cornellius Muendo, Isaac Mwanzo & Mohammed Karama (2018):The Effects of Community Health Strategy on Sanitation Indicators in Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya: A Comparative Analysis of two Study Sites: International Journal of Scientific Research and Innovative Technology ISSN: 2313-3759 Vol. 5 No. 1; January 2018      
  • 2017: Anne Gatuguta, Barbra Katusiime, Janet Seeley, Manuela Colombini, Isaac Mwanzo, Karen Devries (2017): Should community health workers offer support healthcare services to survivors of sexual violence? A systematic review: BMC International Health and Human Rights (2017) 17:28DOI 10.1186/s12914-017-0137-z.
  • 2017: Zachary A. Kwena, Chris A. Shisanya, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Janet M. Turan, Shari L. Dworkin, Grace A. Rota, Isaac J. Mwanzo: Jaboya (‘‘Sex for Fish’’): A Qualitative Analysis of Contextual Risk Factors for Extramarital Partnerships in the Fishing Communities in Western Kenya, Archives of Sexual Health, Jan 2017.
  • 2015: Joachim Osur, Alloys Orago, Isaac Mwanzo and Elizabeth Bukusi (2015):Social Networks  and  Decision  Making  for  Clandestine  Unsafe Abortions: Evidence from Kenya: African Journal of Reproductive Health March 2015; 19 (1): 20