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Rapid Review of Interventions to Save Newborn Lives (RISE)

Mainga Hamaluba, Head of Clinical Research at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya, will develop a pragmatic adaptive trial platform to evaluate key interventions for improving child survival in East Africa in real-life routine practice conditions as a faster and lower-cost alternative to traditional randomized controlled trials. Dr. Hamaluba has led a wide-range of […]
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Rethinking Malaria in the Context of COVID–19

Please join KEMRI-Wellcome and Harvard University for a special 2-day webinar on focused on thematic topics stemming from the “Rethinking Malaria in the Context of COVID–19” global engagement—Malaria Governance, Integrated Service Delivery, Training & Capacity Building for Malaria on September 28–29, 2021 from 9AM–11:30AM EDT | 4PM–6:30PM EAT. In keeping with a longstanding academic tradition, and in partnership with a committed network of co-sponsors, we have assembled a diverse group […]
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Royal Society Africa Prize winner 2021 – Prof. George Warimwe

Congratulations to Professor George Warimwe on being awarded the Royal Society Africa Prize winner 2021! Prof. Warimwe was  awarded for his work on zoonoses vaccine development, capacity building in Africa, and his innovative research proposal. The Royal Society Africa Prize is to recognize research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to […]
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Tracking the introduction and spread of SARS-CoV-2 in coastal Kenya.

Results from the first major genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Kenya were published today in the esteemed Nature Communications (DOI:10.1038/s41467-021-25137-x) peer-reviewed journal. The work carried by a team of scientist at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and the Ministry of Health, examined cases during the early phase of the epidemic (March – July 2020). Out of […]
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How the partnership between KPA and KEMRI-Wellcome birthed the Clinical Information Network

They say two things change the world: people with enough fortitude, conviction and ability; and ideas of how the world can be. The same can be said of the Clinical Information Network, which was established by a small group of people with an unwavering commitment to improving child health in the country. We spoke to […]
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What it takes to reach ZERO MALARIA

By Keziah Njoki Malaria immunologist, Francis Ndungu, grew up in central Kenya where malaria is not prevalent but is now interested in understanding of how semi-immune individuals control malaria parasite growth and the associated inflammation (symptoms). He is also interested in the potential translation of that knowledge in the development of effective malaria vaccines. His […]
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Celebrating Women in ICT; Connected Girls, Creating Brighter Futures

“I have always been fascinated by technology and was always one of the few females in all my classes while in school,” says Kathreen Wafula, an ICT Support Technician here in Kilifi. She joins a strong team of techies and is one of the 4 women in the department.The International Girl’s in ICT day is […]
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The Acting Director General, KEMRI, has appointed Dr. Joseph Mwangangi as the Acting Deputy Director In-charge-Centre for Geographic Medicine Research – Coast. Dr Mwangangi is a Senior Principal Research Scientist and takes over from Dr. Benjamin Tsofa who has served as the Deputy Director for 6 years.
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UK High Commissioner’s Visit

We hosted Her Excellency, Jane Marriot, UK High Commissioner in Kenya. The visit provided an opportunity for our researchers to share their experiences using their research expertise in responding to emerging health issues. Present was KEMRI board Chair, Dr. Daniel Musyoka and Ag. Director General, Prof. Sam Kariuki. KEMRI boasts of a robust research & […]
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Malaria Control reduces Iron Deficiency

Researchers have found that malaria-control may be an effective strategy for reducing the burden of iron deficiency in African children. The analyses led by Prof Sarah Atkinson and Dr John Muriuki suggest that interventions that halve the risk of malaria would reduce the burden of iron deficiency by approximately 50% in African children. Malaria is […]
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