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Health Economists leveraging peer learning

The Africa Health Economics Study Group (AfHESG) a study group within the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme coordinated by the Health Economics Research Unit has launched a training schedule for those interested in health economics.  AfHESG aims to build capacity in Health Economics among Africans by leveraging on peer learning through practical training across all […]
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We wish to congratulate Anthony Etyang and Mainga Hamaluba who have been awarded the Associate Professor title from the University of Oxford. Anthony Etyang is a research scientist at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP), Kilifi. He is the Head of the Epidemiology and Demography within the programme, in which he plays a critical role […]
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Human Resource for Health Stakeholder Engagement

The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme hosted various stakeholders for a discussion on Human Resource for Health (HRH) in Kenya. The meeting discussions centered on themes around health workforce production, the impact of health workforce on quality of care and health workforce governance and management. During this engagement researchers from the Programme got the opportunity […]
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KHDSS 20th Anniversary

The Kilifi Health and Demographic Surveillance System (KHDSS) housed within the Epidemiology and Demography Department (EDD) of the KEMRI Kilifi Wellcome Trust Research Programme celebrated two decades of its existence. The event was an opportunity for the KHDSS team to reflect on the KHDSS values, strengths and connect with the future. The event was attended […]
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Webinar: African country experiences with institutionalizing Health Technology Assessment (HTA).

Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) based at The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, in collaboration with Africa Health Technology Assessment Network (AfroHTA) and Africa Health Economics Association (AFEA), hosted a webinar on African country experiences with institutionalizing Health Technology Assessment (HTA).  HTA is an approach to evidence-based priority setting to provide a mechanism for making choices […]
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Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA) 2023 Public Engagement forum

As this year marks 10 years of the Clinical Information Network (CIN), we took time to reflect on the engagement between the paediatricians and the Programme’s research team during the Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA) 2023 Conference. The goal of this forum was to build, sustain and deepen respectful relationships and mutual understanding between paediatricians and […]
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PCST 2023

The communications team attended the Public Communication for Science and Technology Conference 2023 in Netherlands. The team joined the Africa Asia Communications Forum Network in a session where they presented on the opportunities and challenges of setting up and running professional SciComm networks. The forum brings together communications specialists from Wellcome-funded Africa and Asia-based research […]
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Vaccinology Career Webinar Series

The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme hosted a career webinar on pathways and opportunities for a career in vaccine research and development, the webinar hosted students from countries across the African continent with Prof. George Warimwe deputy director at the Programme together with Prof. Teresa Lambe from the University of Oxford as the guest speakers […]
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Promising results from a Phase 1 clinical trial of the ChAdOx1 RVF vaccine against Rift Valley fever in humans.

This first evaluation of the vaccine in humans published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases was done in the United Kingdom with the aim of assessing the safety and immune response generated by a single shot of the ChAdOx1 RVF vaccine. A total of 15 volunteers were recruited into the study and three immunised with a […]
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Advanced workshop for Bioinformatics workflows

We hosted the 2nd Advanced workshop for Bioinformatics workflows between 27th -31st March with 28 participants from Kenya, Uganda, DRC-Congo, Malawi and Nigeria with support from NGS Academy for the Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative.
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