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SANTHE Consortium Research visit

We hosted the SANTHE Consortium Research visit between 11th and 12th September 2023. Representatives from SANTHE partners (CREMER, Cameroon; Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP), Botswana; Makerere University, Uganda; CFHR, Zambia; AHRI, South Africa; KAVI-ICR and Pwani University were in attendance. The meeting focus was for SANTHE funded Masters, PhD, and Postdoctoral fellows to provide an […]
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Congratulations to Emelda Okiro who has been awarded full professorship in Global Health by Oxford University. Emelda who leads the Population and Health Impact Surveillance Group in KWTRP was awarded the title in recognition of her research achievements, contributions to and to the general work of the Nuffield Department of Medicine. With over 18 years of […]
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African Countries’ Experiences in the Development of Health Benefits Packages

The growing global commitment to universal health coverage (UHC) has raised a critical question on what services should be made available and under what conditions. This has led countries to focus on developing/updating a set of services that can be feasibly financed and provided given their current circumstances. This set of services is commonly known […]
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Vaccinology career webinar: Market Access for Vaccines – Factors that influence personal choices.Vaccinology

The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme in partnership with the Pasteur Institute of Dakar (IPD) will be hosting a webinar on Market Access for Vaccines – Factors that influence personal choices. Barbara Ngouyombo, Associate Director Partnerships at Institut Pasteur de Dakar with be the guest speaker for the webinar scheduled for the 7th  of September […]
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2023 Hands-on Training for Upstream Process in Vaccine Manufacturing

This hands-on training for upstream process development in vaccine manufacturing is to equip participants representing the biomanufacturing workforce from LMICs with essential skills required to operate according to current good practices. This course will be conducted in-person over six weeks and will include two weeks of didactic sessions and four weeks of hands-on adenovirus vaccine […]
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Collaborative workshop on civil registration

The Population Health Unit at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, hosted civil registration process leaders and managers representing various government and non-governmental development entities in Kenya, for a two-day collaborative workshop on civil registration gaps and opportunities for improvement. Civil registration data generates vital statistics to inform policies within health and development and monitor […]
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Media Engagement

We hosted journalists from South Africa, Zambia, Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya who visited the programme for a tour that aimed to enrich the journalists’ training experience as part of a science communication training workshop for journalists in Mombasa. The team interacted with Dr Eunice Nduati who presented on IAVI work and they toured the research […]
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Hypertension Control in Rural Africa(IHCoR) NIHR Global Health Research Group meeting

We hosted the Improving Hypertension Control in Rural Africa (IHCoR) NIHR Global Health Research Group meeting dubbed the Kilifi Dialogues. The meeting brought together more than 30 leading researchers from various parts of the world to discuss the landscape of hypertension research in sub-Saharan Africa.
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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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