June 15, 2020


Blood for transfusion is an essential component of the healthcare systems whose availability depends on altruism of donors and having a blood functional transfusion service. Since the withdrawal of the...

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April 25, 2020


We are living in an unprecedent and unpredictable time as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken over our daily lives. Although COVID-19 is a threat to our communities, Malaria is still...

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April 7, 2020

World Health Day | International Year of the Nurses and the Midwives

As people around the world continue to isolate as a control measure for novel COVID-19 epidemic, health workers around the world are in the frontline working tirelessly to treat and...

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October 3, 2019

Visit Report: 61st London International Youth Science Forum, 24th July – 7th August 2019

Attending the 61st London International Youth Science Forum 2019 was the best 2 weeks of my life. I enjoyed literally every second of my stay at  the Imperial College London....

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August 13, 2019

KEMRI-Wellcome Holds the First Annual Nairobi Stakeholder Forum

On 30th July 2019, the Programme hosted the First Annual Nairobi Stakeholders Forum. The Forum was held as a recognition of the value KEMRI-Wellcome places on its stakeholders, partners and...

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August 5, 2019

Giving the right amount of blood in transfusions can halve deaths among children with severe anaemia

In this weeks’ online edition of NEJM the TRACT group, led by Kathryn Maitland from Imperial College who is based a KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, publish two important clinical...

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March 12, 2019

Kenyan policy makers discuss opportunities and challenges for gender transformative health systems

I was excited to attend an ALIGN funded policy meeting this week in Nairobi on behalf of KEMRI-Wellcome Trust and RinGs. There were several ‘take homes’ for me: 1. Anybody...

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November 5, 2018

The 5th Global Health System Research Symposium- A reflection of how far we have come

By Nancy Kangwanja and Dennis Waithaka The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration to achieve Health for All. 2018, is also the 70th anniversary of the...

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September 14, 2018

Access to emergency care

By; Paul Ouma Paul and others, in a paper published on the Lancet sort out to find just how far one had to travel to access emergency care across Africa....

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June 28, 2018

IDeAL Celebrates a Decade of Research Capacity Building

By Martin Wagah Gorry, The writer is a Postgraduate diploma student in IDeAL   The frigid Nairobi air penetrated into the palatial comforts of the Mövenpick Hotel & Residences on...

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