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Erick Yegon

Erick Yegon is a youth and SRH specialist with wide ranging experience in research and M&E.

Prior to joining ICRW, Erick worked with Engenderhealth as the Senior Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Advisor, East Africa Region where he led SRHR research to generate high-quality evidence to inform programming in Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi. In Ethiopia, he led a team to document and identify learnings; compiled legacy materials for a 15-year post abortion care project; and made recommendations on the technical focus for the next phase of the project. In Malawi, Erick provided technical assistance in designing M&E systems for a gender-based violence program and participated in evaluating and documenting successes and lessons from the project. He also provided technical assistance for the USAID global post abortion care project in Tanzania that adopted an implementation science approach to address barriers to access, as well as a post abortion care project in Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Erick previously worked with Ipas Africa Alliance to support health systems, community access and policy programs on comprehensive abortion care. In this role he oversaw research programs in East Africa, including day-to-day aspects of the process evaluation of Securing Women’s Reproductive Rights in Kenya Project, which aimed to increase the use of evidence-based prevention programs. Erick also worked with FHI360, where he provided technical leadership in the development and management of ROADS M&E strategy, a PEPFAR supported program that focused on HIV prevention for truck drivers and host communities in the East Africa Region.

 

Education: Erick received his PhD in epidemiology from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He also received his Master of Science degree in health systems management and bachelor’s degree in statistics from the University of Nairobi.
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Abortion, Adolescents and Youth, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
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