February 13, 2018

The KWTRP women in science.

One of the greatest culture that KWTRP has intentionally cultivated over the years is one of diversity. The special mix in its cultural diversity with teams drawn from all over...

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February 9, 2018

Disruption, disillusion and contestations

Dr. Benjamin Tsofa writes of the effects of rapid implementation of devolution on the health sector in Kenya and how the rushed pace of devolution has stifled Kenya’s reforms to...

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February 5, 2018

Testing the current standard on children’s rehydration

Kathryn Maitland, an author of a study protocol published on Wellcome Open Research, talks about gastroenteritis and the importance of the Phase II GASTRO trial to monitor children’s responses to rehydration...

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December 19, 2017

How the malaria parasites adapts when faced with different opportunities for transmission in its natural environment

Martin Rono talks about the findings of his recently published paper on 'Adaptation of Plasmodium falciparum to its transmission environment' which has since been published on Nature How does Plasmodium...

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December 8, 2017

A Geo-coded inventory of mosquito’s in Africa

Charles Mbogo talks about the largest database of malaria mosquito carriers and its role for future control and malaria elimination programmes in Africa. This inventory was recently published and peer...

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December 6, 2017

Malaria does not exist in a vacuum: anthropologist looks at human factors

Rather than focusing just on curing an individual, we seek to understand the broader contextual and structural issues that can help or hinder health-seeking behavior.

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September 26, 2017

Evaluating Community Engagement: A coming together of great minds!

By Noni Mumba One would think that a 2-day workshop on evaluation would be boring, mentally taxing and just tiresome. Indeed, I, being one of the delegates in that meeting,...

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September 26, 2017

Global health ethics frameworks, embedded ethics and new approaches to vulnerability

Bridget Pratt and Sassy Molyneux We recently attended the 2017 Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference, aimed at promoting multidisciplinary and inclusive discussion of critically important ethical issues in...

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September 26, 2017

Bed nets and the fight against malaria

By Philip Bejon, Bob Snow, Charles Mbogo Bed nets have probably saved the lives of tens of thousands of Kenyans over the last decade, and likely hundreds of thousands of...

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