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VAnguard Launch

We hosted the launch of the VAnguard research project. The NIHR Funded Project Builds Knowledge-base on Factors Influencing Vaccine Impact among Communities in Kenya and Uganda. The project aims to strengthen collaborations between national and international stakeholders in the identification of social and biological factors that impair vaccine impact in African communities, to develop integrated […]
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Mendelian Randomization Conference

We hosted the first Mendelian randomization conference in Africa organized by KEMRI- Wellcome Trust Research Programme and the University of Bristol. The 5-day conference which was attended by 24 participants from Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Uganda, Burundi, Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa, aimed at building capacity in genomic epidemiology using mendelian randomization for scientists […]
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Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) Visit

We hosted a delegation from Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) led by the CEO Dr. Richard Hatchett who paid us a courtesy visit. The team was interested in learning more about ongoing activities at KEMRI- Wellcome Trust Research Programme and our robust contribution to Kenya’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Radio Engagement

We hosted Radio Maisha and Spice Fm radio teams for an open day and training on KWTRP research work. This culminated with a live on location broadcast at KWTRP for the launch of our radio programmes on both stations. The live broadcast, which aired from 6am -12 Noon, featured interviews with our researchers on epilepsy, […]
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The Standard Chartered Marathon 2022

Programme members from Kilifi and Nairobi attended the Standard Chartered Marathon 2022 in Nairobi. The team actively participated in 42km, 21km and 5km distances.
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Congratulations Jacqueline Mutai

Congratulations to Jacqueline Mutai on the successful defense of her PhD. Her work was an analysis of the immunoglobulin gene repertoire in the human B cell response to Plasmodium falciparum malaria during natural and experimental malaria infections.
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Congratulations Patience kiyuka

Congratulations to Patience Kiyuka on receiving the inaugural Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications. The prestigious award recognizes science journalists and research scientists who have developed creative, original work that addresses issues and advances in science, engineering, and/or medicinefor the public.
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Quality of care, health workers’ well-being and COVID-19

Nurses are central players in the provision of quality health care globally. In the COVID-19 pandemic, factors such as a shortage of medical resources, long busy shifts, restrictions on socialization, and the pain of losing infected colleagues, as well as the fear getting infected and infecting family members, have contributed to high levels of stress […]
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High prevalence of antibodies against COVID-19 within the general population: Evidence from Nairobi and Kilifi

The prevalence of malaria parasite in the population is a key metric used for disease stratification at national and sub-national levels. It is striking that the prevalence of malaria at sub-national levels is heterogenous, transcending national borders in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Nationally it is predicted as 4.7% (2.6–36.9) in Kenya, 10.6% (3.4–39.2) in mainland […]
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Navigating the complexity of Community Engagement with health research

REAL BRIEFING FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LEADS & RESEARCHERS | 2021 Read the policy brief here: REAL_Brief 2_09Dec21
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