Mrs. Clementine Gwoswar

Mrs. Clementine Gwoswar - Dean of Students

Mrs. Clementine Gwoswar
Mrs. Clementine Gwoswar- HOD,Research Leadership and Management



To be a self-driven person with the heart of transforming households` livelihoods for better health and economic stability within communities in the developing countries.


January 2015/2022: PhD Candidate – Designing a Community Based Academic Model for One Health Research and Sustainable development“– Great Lakes University of Kisumu

January 2012: Master’s degree in Community Health & Development – Sustainable Health Financing

10/2011: Higher National Diploma (HND) in Community Health and Development, Great Lakes University of Kisumu.

09/2010: Diploma community Health & development, Great Lakes University of Kisumu.

02/2003: Medical Laboratory Sciences, Kenya Medical Training College – Nairobi

2005: Kenya Association of Professional Counselors (KAPC) – Nairobi

94/1995: Medical Laboratory Sciences, Kenya Polytechnic – Nairobi


2016 – To date: While at Uzima University


  • Dean of Students – 2022
  • Head of Department & Lecturer – Department of Community Health, School of Medicine & School of Clinical Medicine – 2020
  • Technical Advisor in Community Health – Mother/Baby WASH Project – Uzima/Emory University & Catholic Relief Services – 2016 – 2019
  • Research Team Member – Done two Proposals to Measure Evaluation & another one to Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.
  • Organizing and leading students in Community Health Research & Rural experience (MBchB and BSc Clin Med) – 2016 – to then
  • Point person One Health Program – Uzima/ University of Florida Collaboration – 2016/2017
  • Community Preceptor for MPH students from UoF and Emory University – USA – 2016/2018
  • Mentor and supervisor for Bachelors/Masters students

Other Research Engagements: Research and knowledge Manager – Milele Afya Community Initiative, Kisumu County


2016 – 2017: Technical Advisor – Maternal/Baby WASH Project, student research mentorship in Uzima University

2015: Member of Gluk Annual Conference – Scientific Team (Review of Abstracts)

2014 – 2015: Team Leader Lab – WASH research – GLUK/SHARE Project.

2012- 2013: Active Member of the Great Lakes University Research Team where I have written four proposals for funding to Global Health Challenge, the USAID, Grand Challenge Canada and the Economic & Social Research Council (ERSC).

2007 – 2011 March: Did Research with CARE – Kenya & Emory University under GLUK on Safe Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (SWASH+) in Nyanza that influenced Policy formulation on School Water & Sanitation in Kenya; (WASH)

2011: Participated in the UNICEF baseline survey as Research Assistant in 2011 – Homa bay, Siaya and Migori Counties on Maternal & Child Health indicators.

2008: Worked as a Research Assistant in the Global Health Institute safe water survey in Obunga slums

2008 (September – October): Acting Field Research Supervisor, in the SWASH+ programme – community and school pupils` survey with Great Lakes University of Kisumu.

2008: Field Supervisor, School Absenteeism survey in Rarieda district in selected primary schools.

2001: Volunteered as Lab Technician during the Leptospirosis outbreak at Webuye Sub – County Hospital

2000:  While at Pan Paper Mills Company, Did malaria research with AMREF Kenya & the Government of Netherlands on testing the efficacy of the sulphonamides (SPs) and the ITNs on treating and preventing malaria disease – this saw the change of drug regime to ACT



  1. Household Characteristics Influencing Enrolment into Health Financing Schemes in Siaya County
  2. Manuscripts for submission
  • Impact of Social awareness in Achievement of Universal Health Coverage in Kenya
  • Role of Community Based Health Financing Schemes in enhancing access and service utilization at Health facilities
  •  Weaning food and water contamination with Faecal Coliforms in households with    children of weaning age 3 -24 months in a Slum set-up: A Case Study of Nyalenda Slum in Kisumu, Kenya
  1. Abstracts
  • Household Hygiene and IYCF (Infant & Young Child Feeding) Practices of Care-Givers  on Health Outcomes in Homabay County
  • Facilitators of Habitual Sanitation & Hygiene Behaviours at Critical Times in Care-Givers of Children under the Age of 2years in Homabay and Migori Counties
  •   Safe Play Environment and Emotional Stimulation in Early Childhood Development for Children under the Age of 2 Years in Homabay and Migori Counties

– Community’s Perspective of Maternal Nutrition &Social Support for Pregnant and Lactating Women in Homabay and Migori Counties

– Household Food Hygiene and Complementary Feeding Practices by Care-givers of Children under the age of two years in Homabay and Migori Counties

– A Contextualized Model of Community`s Best Practices on Sanitation and Hygiene in Homa Bay & Migori Counties

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