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School Leavers Attachment Scheme – 2023 Cohort

This year’s School Leavers Attachment Scheme (SLAS) cohort have successfully concluded.  The cohort included 9 students drawn from secondary schools in Kilifi who scored highest in aptitude tests and interviews. The 3-month attachment, which started from 1st March to 31st May, involved two-week long rotations in the HSRE, Neuro, ICT, Labs, Wards and ED departments […]
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Consultative Workshop Report on Research Data Access and Use for Public Health Decision-Making  

As part of a consultative workshop held on 23rd May 2023 in Nairobi, stakeholders from the Ministry of Health, County Departments of Health, County and Sub- County referral hospitals and research centers discussed approaches to optimize access to and use of surveillance data to inform public health planning /decision-making. Read more about the key recommendations […]
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KWTRP Gender, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) has put in place the Gender, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy to provide guidelines to be followed in the management of the Programme human resources to ensure consistency and compliance with the labour laws in the application of all policies across the Programme.
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Framework to Guide the Use of Mathematical Modelling in Evidence-based Policy Decision Making

A brief on the framework to guide the use of mathematical modelling in evidence-based policy decision making is now available. This brief describes a framework that low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) can use to guide their strategies for building systems and structures that support generation and use of model estimates. The framework is intended to be […]
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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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