Ms Hellen Onyango

Hellen Onyango is a senior technologist with a background in Medical Laboratory Sciences, BSc in Medical Microbiology and an MSc in Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology. Her main research interests lie in infectious diseases and the one-health inter-disciplinary approach in addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Her career goal is to attain excellence in diagnostic research, contribute to novel scientific innovations that can lead to public health improvements and to participate in public engagement activities through education and campaign awareness. Currently, Hellen is a PhD student at the University of St Andrews, United Kingdom.
She is also the coordinator of St Andrews Africa Health Research (StAARH) network,
She is open to collaborations with interdisciplinary research groups across the globe.


Onyango, H., Ngugi, C., Maina, J. and Kiiru, J. (2018) Urinary Tract Infection among Pregnant Women at Pumwani Maternity Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya: Bacterial Etiologic Agents, Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profiles and Associated Risk Factors. Advances in Microbiology Journal, 8, 175-187. doi: 10.4236/aim.2018.83012.

Maina, J., Ndung’u, P., Muigai, A., Onyango, H., Mukaya, J., Wambui, S., Judah, T., Kinyua, J., Muriuki, J., Chesenge, L., Kisoo, L., Thuku, R., Wachira, B., Bett, V., Gachuki, T. and Kiiru, J. (2019) Antimicrobial Profiles of Selected Gram-Negative Bacteria Recoverable from Sewage and Sludge from Juja and Kibera Informal Settlements of the Larger Nairobi Metropolis. Advances in Microbiology9, 507-524. doi: 10.4236/aim.2019.96031.

Arun G.D., Kerry P., Sabiiti W., Sloan D., Neema S., Bazira J., Kiiru J., Onyango H., Asiimwe B., Holden M. T.G. (2020). Pan-resistome characterization of uropathogenic Eschecheria coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae strains circulating in Uganda and Kenya isolated 2017-2018, MedRxiv Journal, doi: