Dr Elisha Ngetich is medical doctor and a Rhodes scholar currently pursuing a Dphil(PhD) in Surgical sciences at the University of Oxford. His research involves working with patients with vascular diseases and is keen on understanding how and why vascular diseases develop. Through using advanced molecular technologies like RNA sequencing, he hopes to identify novel therapeutic targets for the management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, a common vascular disease with great mortality implications.
Elisha has worked in both clinical and research settings and is keen on reducing the existing gap in healthcare access particularly in surgical care in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has previously worked with the University of Nairobi, the Ministry of Health-Kenya and the London school of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Elisha is the Founder of Mabawa Medical Initiative MMI, an Impact-driven initiative aimed at bridging the health access gap by partnering with key players in the health sector including the government and policy makers, Pharma Industry, and healthcare providers to promote prompt screening and diagnosis of medical conditions in Rural Kenya.
He is a recipient of various awards including the Rhodes Scholarship, the Merck Diabetes Award, Equity Young Leaders Award and the James Finlay Scholarship Award.
As the President of AfriSoc, he is tasked with the huge responsibility of championing the agenda of African students and the extensive alumni in various leadership positions all over the world.