CONDUCTING RESEARCH TO THE HIGHEST INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND ETHICAL STANDARDS

KEMRI WELLCOME TRUST

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    Establishing a malaria human challenge facility in Kenya

    The PVHB research group is establishing a facility for experimental human challenge with malaria with colleagues at the KEMRI Centre for Clinical  Research in Nairobi.  Carefully controlled challenge will allow both the study of experimental  vaccines and the better understanding of how humans make an immune response to malaria.  

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    Evaluation of the scaling up of the KEMRI-CGMR-C's Schools Engagement Programme in Kilifi

    This study will use quantitative, qualitative and participatory methods to compare and explore the benefits and barriers of different approaches of engagement between schools and researchers.



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    Neurocognitive and mental health outcomes of vertically infected children and adolescents

    We have carried out a series of studies to investigate the impact of vertical infection on outcomes for children in different age groups starting from infancy to adolescents.

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    Predictive Validity of Kilifi Assessment Scales

    Infants growing up in sub-Saharan Africa are exposed to a number of conditions, which may lead to brain insult; yet, few studies have examined the development of children in the region following exposure to early brain insult. A major limitation to monitoring the development of children exposed to early brain insult has been the lack of adequate assessment tools. Sub-Saharan Africa, like most other resource-limited settings, lacks measures of childhood…

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    Pneumonia etiology Research in Child Health (PERCH)

    The PERCH study is seeking to establish what exactly is causing pneumonia in particular settings. Kilifi, Kenya is one of the seven sites in the World carrying out this study, the other sites are- South Africa, Zambia, Gambia, Mali, Thailand and Bangladesh.

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    World Health Day - April 7th 2014

    A message from the Director - KEMRI. Prof. Solomon Mpoke on this years world health day whose theme is: Preventing vector-borne diseases; small bite, big threat...

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    Burden of disease estimates reveal multiple risks for Kilifi adults

    Adults in Kilifi face a combined burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases, according to a report published in the Lancet Global Health. Infectious diseases were…

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    Rosie Crane receives a Wellcome Trust Research training Fellowship

    Rosie Crane has been awarded a Wellcome Trust research training fellowship. During the fellowship Rosie will study the epidemiology of environmental enteropathy and intestinal microbiota…

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    Alice Kamau receives a Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship

    Alice Kamau, Data Manager with the PERCH project, has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship. This is a two-year fellowship, with the first year…

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    Dr. Faith Osier Wins 5th Annual Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award

    Dr. Faith Osier is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award. Accordia Global Health Foundation will present the award to…

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    Podcasts from Africa

    Researchers from the Programme featured on the “Podcasts from Africa” series by Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology at the University of Glasgow. Click here…

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    Mosaic, the new addition by Wellcome Trust

    Mosaic is a digital publication devoted to the science of life. Every Tuesday, Mosaic will publish a long-form feature about the biomedical sciences, the medical humanities,…

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    OHSCAR SYMPOSIUM IN OXFORD, UK

    The Oxford Health Systems Collaboration (OHSCAR)  Symposium, got off to a good start on Thursday 27th February 2014 at the Green Templeton College in Oxford UK. International…

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    Despite unprecedented investment in malaria control, 57% of Africa's population remains at moderate to high risk of contracting the most deadly form of malaria

    Despite unprecedented investment in malaria control in Africa over the past decade, about 57% of the population still live in areas where risk of infection…

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    School-going children bring home a virus that causes severe pneumonia in infants

    Infants are highly susceptible to severe pneumonia from a virus called respiratory syncytial virus or RSV.  Identifying who infects infants with this virus is important…

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    Executive Director Recruitment

    In partnership with the Wellcome Trust and the Kenyan Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the University of Oxford is recruiting an Executive Director (clinical or non-clinical)…

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    From Africa, a series of podcasts by Researcher in the field

    This episode of Prof Paul Garside's podcasts from Africa sees him interview Dr Francis Ndungu a researcher based at KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi,…

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    MoH - SIRCLE Meeting in Nairobi

    A joint meeting between Ministry of Health and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust  Health Systems Research Unit took place on January 24th 2014. The meeting discussed improving use of…

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    WHO Child treatment guidelines 'fatal'

    Failure to update World Health Organization Treatment guidelines for children could be leading to the death of thousands of children who are dying each year,…

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    Dr Evelyn Gitau receives Grand Challenges Canada Funding

     Dr Evelyn Gitau, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) has received a Stars in Global Health grant from the…

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    The Role of Data in Transforming Healthcare

    The Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Impact Study (PCVIS) was set up to track the impact of the PCV10 vaccine on invasive pneumococcal disease. Working closely with…

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    Dr Patricia Njuguna Receives Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship

    RTS'S Principal Investigator at the Programme, Dr Patricia Njuguna has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship. The fellowship is part of the Wellcome Trust…

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    Dr Faith Osier Awarded the African Research Leader Fellowship

    Dr Faith Osier has been awarded the prestigious African Research Leader (ARL) Fellowship. The ARL Fellowship, is supported by The Medical Research Council, UK and…

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    Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics short course 5-8 August 2013, Kilifi

    KWTRP recently established a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platform based on an Ion PGM sequencer from Ion Torrent to provide NGS capacity to program scientist. …

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    USIU signs MoU with the Programme

    United States International University (USIU) Vice Chancellor, Prof Freida Brown, and KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme Director, Prof Kevin Marsh, signed a Memorandum of Understanding…

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    Mesalamine Trial starts recruiting participants

    Research scientist at the Programme, Dr Kelsey Jones, recently held a one day community engagement meeting with Mathare community members to seek community approval for…

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    Evidence to Policy: Paediatric Guideline Panels' Meeting

    Draft evidence based recommendations have been developed around the use of fluids in the management of severely sick children with 'shock', for cord care in…

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    Professor Jeremy Farrar named new Director of the Wellcome Trust

    Professor Jeremy Farrar has been appointed as the next Director of the Wellcome Trust. Prof Farrar is a clinical scientist who has built a reputation…

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    Follow-up study describes declining efficacy of malaria vaccine candidate over four years

    Long-term follow-up of a phase II study from KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and Oxford University researchers in Kenya shows that the efficacy of a malaria…

UPCOMING EVENTS

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    The 3rd Medical and Veterinary Virus Research (MVVR) symposium

    MVVR is an event that brings together researchers from the East African region for a two day symposium where they share the various research works they are undertaking on viruses of medical and veterinary importance.

    Viral pathogens exert a heavy…