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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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Photo credit: ILRI/ Camille Hanotte.

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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NeoSep1 trial site initiation visit

The NeoSep1 trial team hosted a site initiation visit which included a training conducted by the Trial Management Group that includes St. George’s Hospital in London and the UK Medical Research Council’s Clinical Trial Unit. NeoSep1 trial is a randomised controlled trial to improve antibiotic treatment for babies.
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Congratulations Dr Nchafatso Obonyo on winning the Africa Top 40 Under 40 award in the Science Category! The award is the culmination of work that started and continues to be collaboratively supported by KWTRP/IDeAL and the Critical Care Research Group as well as the Mbale Clinical Research Unit in Mbale, Uganda.
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DELTAS Africa II Launch

The Science for Africa Foundation (SFA Foundation) launched the Developing Excellence in Leadership Training and Science in Africa (DELTAS Africa II) on 14th March 2023 in Nairobi Kenya. DELTAS Africa II brings together 14 grantees from across the continent including The Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL), based at the KEMRI – Wellcome Trust […]
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Jukwaa la Utafiti Radio Programme

We held our quarterly review meetings with our Coastal radio fan clubs from Mombasa, Kaloleni and Kilifi. Our review meetings seek to get feedback from members of the public on the Jukwaa la Utafiti (Swahili for platform for research) radio program; What has worked/not worked, what they have learnt from the radio shows and ideas […]
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Congratulations to IDeAL Pwani University Masters students on their awards. The students were awarded an MSc degree in Immunology and Bioinformatics. They include Lynn Fwambah, Hannah Kimingi, Lewis Murugu, Cecillia Wechessa for the Masters in Immunology, while Jane Njeri was awarded a Master’s in bioinformatics.
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IBAMI2 Study Stakeholders Meeting

The IBAMI2 study hosted stakeholders in Health and Nutrition from Kilifi County for an intervention brainstorming session. The Individualized Breastfeeding Support for Acutely ill Malnourished Infants under 6months (IBAMI-2) study aims to provide breastfeeding support after discharge from hospital to improve growth and development of malnourished infants recovering from serious illness. The aim of the […]
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